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Q: Why these cultures lack independent thinking

We are hearing about this crap now a days.China will become innovative and bla bla . Do you think China can ever become innovative or do they even know it means to be innovative.

 

Do you think China can ever do something original which humanity has never  seen before.It seems like this is something common in all Asian cultures .Japs make good car,but nothing original came out of it in modern times.Korea has Samsung and LG,but more or less those are 'good quality copy" from other Western ideas.Japs can at most do some modification and improve the product a bit.

 

Why these cultures lack independent thinking to the extent that it doesn't exist almost?Rich or poor,democratic or

non-democratic,this is one thing common in all these countries.Will any original scientific invention ever come out these places in modern time ?Do they  have  "follow West,copy West,learn from West" in their subconscious mind...that is how it started 200 hundreds years ago.The only way you can become like West is by "learning from them".How about "thinking like West".

 

Any clues guys?

 

 

 

 

6 years 44 weeks ago in  General  - Beijing

 
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Well, Japan have a fairly fertile research sector, which is not minor alterations of existing design. Also, this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Japanese_inventions#Technology

China can be a place where creativity can blossom. Yes, people here can, want and to innovate. But they do so in a proper environment for this, which China does not provide. The long list of successful Chinese innovators abroad speak for itself. For now, whoever want to blossom will have to blossom somewhere else.

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You are clearly misinformed.  Japan is among the world leaders when it comes to robotics. They are not  braggarts like China. 

And don't forget Anime

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There is a theory that people get the government they want. So, although China's oppressive gov't is the primary culprit in it's stifling development, it cannot be completely separated from its people.
It's true, Japan has shown some modicum of innovation, but it's disproportionately small compared to its industial development. The same goes for many Asian countries.
It's a mystery I don't know the answer to, myself. I can only hope that attitudes and 'culture' are to blame for people's tendencies, and that they will improve over time.

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East Asia has historically been very insular as to their foreign policies and diplomacy with the rest of the world.  They haven't enjoyed the benefits of fast advancing technology as a result of global competition and free trade.  China was the last to join the fray, so they are the most behind.  Additionally, in order to keep their people from looking outward, the government has used the educational system to reward docile, compliant, non-competitive behavior.  This makes it easier to wield their power and implement their socialist style of society.  As a result, China, staying behind their big red wall, had no need for innovation.  When they opened up to the world, they were unprepared to compete with the West on their (capitalist) terms.  

 

A Society can't turn on a dime, you know.  Give them time, they'll get there.

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China has always been separate. China was closed to foreigners not really that long ago. The Borg thinking that "Chinese need to eat Chinese food" etc always makes me angry. How the F* do you know that when you eat crap and never try anything different?

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coz we are all brain washed

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It's actually quite simple. Innovation needs creativity and with creativity also comes independent and critical thought. Now, the CPC are a bunch of corrupt criminals and they know that if independent and critical thought were to be encouraged they would be out on their asses in a few years. The CPC has every possible incentive to develop a nation full of hive minded nationalist citizens. Can't have creativity under such circumstances.

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Japan is one of the most innovative and creative countries in the entire world. I have no idea what you're talking about, mark. You've been fed the CCP brainwash line one too many times. Your level of brainwashing gives me the willies something awful.

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Japanese are very creative, the number of weird/unique goods or cultural products originating from Japan is absolutely astonishing.

 

Please do not compare China with Japan and Korea. Japan and Korea have very strong soft-power industries, they have the two largest cities in the developed world and both are so clean that you could eat on the pavement, they are financial and research powerhouses, their people are the friendliest and sweetest I have ever met, you can let your door open or your bag anywhere because both countries have no petty crime.

 

In China people pee and shit on the street.

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