Bro, China is not pure socialism.
I live in Denmark, and the income tax rate and VAT rate in Denmark is way higher than in fx China. In Denmark tax and VAT money goes to shit like schools (which are underfunded), hospitals (nurses claim they are underfunded and too stressed as they have to work mulitple around the clock shifts, also waiting time on our hospitals is crazy high), police (who won't show up if you've been mugged or raped, but will happily arrest you if you smoke weed or something like that) and roads (man i dont even want to begin...)
I pay 40% tax of my income every month + an additional 8% work market contribution (literally just an extra tax, but w/e), and if what I get in return for that money is fucking garbage; it's literally the exact same scenario as the Soviet Union. Private providers of services will always beat socialist services, because if their service sucks they go under and can't compete against their rival service providers.
I had a discussion about China and their growing middle class a few years ago with a professor in political science and economics, and he had a better term for their political ideology because it is really not socialism but i forgot what he called it. China is authoritarian asf but it's almost a free market economy with growing middle class and upper class.