basically, western medias be like WOw CHInA ComuNIsM baD :(((
meanwhile the people I talk with and see daily are free just like any other country, they dont give a shit about some social credit system that everyone outside of china is making a big deal of, they tell me about politics etc. even via wechat, they dont care.
China is a lively place, I see a lot of stupid people doing stupid things, which is fun and part of chinese charm id say. cops here sometimes act like they are a big deal, but they would rather sleep all day like baoans instead of dealing with my apartment registration for example lol
they do have some issues in the west, even my chinese friend said that it makes him sad; but im sure these things will improve in the future
they do a good job at keeping their citizens safe id say, even though the methods might not be the best
im pretty sure that id come up with more positive things about china if i put more time and thoughts into it