Everything in the country is founded on the principle of 'the self' if you wanted to know what happens when society breaks down, china is a perfect example. I hate it here, despite actually being ethnically Chinese, nothing here in china correlates with the values and ideology they preach- and this is precisely the problem. the crux is that, in china, the rules only apply to other people, and this is at the heart of my problem with this country. there's no such thing as rule of law, or even common social decency, but they don't see their own problems, instead they are masters of deflection and 'spreading the blame' and use it as a get out of jail free card. any potential or future this country has is purely an illusion when you observe the behaviour and lack of intelligence, integrity and fundamental humanity that we as (first world) human beings hold so close to heart. for me, China represents a collection of the worst values, ideologies and virtues that have been eradicated from the west due to enforcement and abiding the rule of law.