That said, the PR Chinese I knew in America were all well grounded folks who had none of this nonsense. Maybe it was the people I knew and a self selected lot who were different, but they didn't conform to this kind of deluded idiocy we see from the Chinese from the mainland all over the world. In fact, the Hong Kong folks I knew made it a point to say very clearly that they were from Hong Kong and the Singaporean Chinese didn't want to have anything at all to do with the PR Chinese, and caricatured them as uncouth country brutes. I used to think that was rather unkind because I did know a lot of very nice Chinese folks , but if the representative sample of the mainland Chinese is what we see of the "party propaganda" set we see, I can see it is rather well founded. I should add that the majority of ABC (American Born Chinese) I knew were kids of people who moved from Taiwan or HK. I think the Cultural Revolution and the RED China experience has basically destroyed a lot of good of the Chinese people (imagine growing up ALL alone. No siblings, no aunts and uncles.. no one.. and this in a very family oriented culture that historically was organised on extended clans), has created a very "mentally different /diseased" kind of person.
well,indeed some non~mainland chinese (such as ABC,Taiwanese,hongkongese and singaporeans) dislke PR china and hate CCP and its regime much.
here are the explainations.
1. outdated impressions.
generally speaking, the earlier oversea chinese left mainland china, the more they dislike communist party and its regime.
as a whole,those who left mainland china before 2000 usually are pro~western~democracy opposition to CCP regime,because they have been impressed deeply on the poverty&backward of china and huge sino~west economy&tech gap when they left china.
instead,those who left china after 2000 are usually against any radical change of the regime, because they are confident that china is on the right way to catch up with west civilization.
2.depression or frustration when the hare finds the tortoise had caught up and is overtaking itsself during the hare~tortoise race.
a simple contrast.
in mid~1990s, the average salary in Shanghai was only 500RMB(60USD)/month or so, only 1/20 in Taiwan/Hongkong or 1/40 in USA/EU/Japan.
now, freshmen's salary in Shanghai is about 5000-6000RMB(700-900 USD)/month, almost equal to that in Honghong/Taiwan,and about 1/3-1/2 in USA/EU/Japan.
Furthermore, considering the PPP, coastal mainland chinese in fact can afford cars/houses or save money more easily than ordinary Taiwanese/hongkongese.
In fact,many mainland chinese lable Taipei 'a big shit county~town' after they found Taipei's infrastructre is soo 'disappointing' and Taiwanese real life quality is even unexpectedly not higher than their own.
3. the hare's frustration is especially obvious among those oversea chinese who left for USA/EU/Japan in 1980-1990s.
those guys were all the best chinese talents of their generation,because only the best talent could defeat thousands of competitors and win the limited chance to study abroad.
after staying in west coutries,those guys could earn dozens times more salary than domestic chinese,and afford cars/houses that domestic chinese could not imagine at that time.
so, those guys seemed to have brighter future surly and obviously their opition（not return to china ）seemed absolutely right.
however, today,those 'best chinese talents' suddenly find their option at that time might not be 'right surely any more.
it is because many of ' the second_rate chinese talents,whom they defeated in the competion for the studying~abroad quotas ,have made much more achivements than those abroad 'best chinese talents',just because those 'second rate ones' stayed in china and aquired much more room of promotion/resource.
if those 'best talents' had returned to china in 1980~1990s,they surely would be more suceessful than now.
the best example is Prof. Lin Yifu ,the former deputy president and chief economist of World bank.
He was one of the dozens goverment sponsored talents studying in USA in early 1980s. and he was also the sole one who returned to mainland china.
another example is one of my senior_mid_school classmates. the guy is a talent of phyisics.
He graduated from one of best chinese unirversities, then studied in Japan/worked for Sangsumg Acadmy until 2008.
in 2008,he returned and was very frustrated that few good positions were left for him . when drinking with other old classmates and me,he said that he would have got a much better position,had he returned earlier.
however, with his telant and hard work,he finally got a good position and now is the member of one tech team of chinese moon_exploring programme. obviously,if he had gone on staying in japan, he wouldn't have chance to take part in a such geat programme.