you see, i don't doubt rich and obidient people live well in China. my problem is that there is 0 freedom of expression, as you can literally get arrested in less than a day for saying anything CCP doesn't like. developed nations don't have censorship and obviously provide freedom of expression/thought, you don't always have to agree with the 'government' or people in power to prosper and succeed.
it doesn't only limit your political freedoms, but your freedom of thought, period. thus it is unsurprising that china's largest tech company is literally based on straight up intellectual property theft from larger tech companies from US, S. Korea etc.
finally, to be rich in China, you need to be a tool of the state 100% of the time, meaning that you have to do whatever you're told, and as i've previously said become a cog in the machine, losing your individualism in return for 'wealth'... what is wealth when you can't freely express yourself? when you have to look behind your back anytime you're doing something the CCP deems bad?
and don't even get me started on prisoner organ harvesting, Uighur concentration camps, terrible healthcare systems, no environmental regulations whatsoever, and bullying of smaller countries for territorial gains...