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The fact that communism still dominates affairs in the country can limit or discourage foreign investors. This is probably one of the main reasons for which large corporations are hesitant about investing large amounts of money in China (Weatherbee & Emmers 42).
The masses no longer express interest in U.S. cultural values because it appears that the U.S. has experienced significant problems consequent to the 9/11 events. This enabled China to step forward and pose into a body that no longer had problems because of its communist background and that was ready to join other international actors in assisting society progress. The fact that China progressed significantly while the U.S.' image suffered meant that things would change significantly in Southeast Asia. Fair play is one of the main points of interest at this point, as "the concern in Southeast Asia is that the United States, rather than accommodating to a real balance with China, will seek to contain China's rising power" (Weatherbee & Emmers 43).
Many Chinese suffer because they focus on becoming an active part of the progress taking place in the country. In their attempt to do so they end up leaving their homes with the purpose of relocating in larger cities where they believe that there are more chances for them to experience success. "Millions of families and individuals are no longer rooted to a particular geographical place, while there is no other particular place to go" (Brook 123). These people are related to as 'floaters' and they end up being the unofficial residents of large cities that are already overcrowded. The government considers 'floaters' to stand as one of China's biggest threats because they significantly damage the social environments in some cities. While the government tends to blame 'floaters' for many problems experienced in megacities, the truth is that these people are the system's victims. They have been influenced to think that it is in their best interest to abandon their tradition and move to cities where they would have the chance to work in better conditions. However, they ended up having no place to return to and being harshly criticized wherever they went because the government considered them to be individuals who had no interest in the nation's well-being (Brook 123).
Even though politics and cultural values are brought together in making the country a better place, the Chinese government has faced an issue that it did not consider during its early stages. The number of people is constantly growing and corruption seems to grow along with it. While people focus of politics when considering corruption, the thriving economic environment also made it possible for corporation corruption to enter the country. In addition to this, the elite becomes richer while the poor become poorer. China's agriculture also suffers greatly because fields that used to be used for crops were altered with the purpose of being able to accommodate factories and housing facilities. This stands as proof regarding how in spite of the fact that China appears to be thriving when seen from the outside, conditions are critical at a local level and people struggle to earn a living in difficult conditions (Brook 124).
Even with the fact that this has also had positive effects on the Chinese society, the Chinese government has experienced significant problems as a result of trying to combine politics and culture. People became confused as they were unable to understand whether it was better for them to stick to traditional values or whether it was better to focus on trying to relocate to growing cities where jobs were apparently more profitable and easier to perform. This reflected negatively on more than one million Chinese as they were unable to attend educational institutes, lost a significant part of their lands, and ended up living in places where jobs were either unavailable or where they were poorly paid.
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