as the only person im assuming here who has actually travelled all around China, some of you are missing the point.
The chinese government are an openly shady operation. all the people know the government is in full control of everything and will fuck them in the name of mao if they dont do what they say without remorse. and chinese people fucking LOVE mao.
the only difference is people dont have time to sit around and chat about it online and make cute lil videos for youtube about it. theyre trying to live. they prolly dont even care as long as their shits straight.
no ones lives are changing anyway whether you talk about it on youtube or not. shit stays the same regardless.