Striking similarities between Flanders and China
Abstract：Flanders all the time got a lot of renegades, turncoats or "Beulemansen", people who despise their own Flemish culture and language for a few bucks. China still today is facing so called "dissidents", people bought by foreign intelligence services to spread made-up narratives in te western media.
1a Flanders has a 65% population majority in belgium.
2a China has 1.4 billion people, more than the US and Europe combined.
3a Flanders and the Flemish language were suppressed during the past centuries.
4a China has undergone a century of humiliation (1839 – 1949)
5a Flemings are humble, they’re not good in marketing. There’s no power elite in Flanders.
6a Chinese, with Confucianism in all their veins, are incredibly humble. They 忍悲强笑 bear sadness and humiliation with a forced smile.
7a Flemings are in their economic and political relationships more straightforward and uncomplicated.
8a Chinese are straightforward and uncomplicated and transparent in their intentions, also in economic, personal and political negotiations.
STEM graduates, engineering spirit
9a Flanders, at the end of the last millennium, put high emphasis on the development of education in science, technology and engineering
10a China is the country of choice for engineers. The whole country, the economy as well as the political system, is managed by engineers.
11a Traditionally, the Flemish education system used to be in the top 5 of the PISA tests. The Flemish government spends 27% of the budget on education.
12a China got the highest scores in the 2019 PISA tests, in mathematics, science and reading skills.
13a Until 4 generations ago, Flemish people were very poor. Out of poverty, many families emigrated to Canada, South Africa or Australia.
14a China was a poor and underdeveloped country until the opening-up in 1978.
15a “Flanders’ economy is very modern and steadily growing.
Flanders is making 84% of the total belgian GDP”
16a “China’s economy is making 22.1% of the global GDP.
In 2021, China’s economy will grow with 9.2%”
17a “In Flanders, a large majority is right wing conservative.
The Nationalist centre and right wing parties are growing.”
18a “In China, with the ruling Communist Party, de facto politics is right wing or even extreme right. In international relations, China is close friends with Daniel Ortega, Viktor Orbán, Matteo Salvini, …
China is Meritocratic, Confucianist, family-oriented, stimulating interpersonal competition and responsibility, has a very strict immigration and closed borders policy, …”
Free trade and entrepreneurship
19a In Flanders, there’s a spirit of free trade, support for SME’s, reasonable social relationships.
20a In China, there is high emphasis on global Free Trade. In China, competition between SME’s is harsh but fair.
Renegades, turncoats, rats, beulemansen
21a Flanders all the time got a lot of renegades, turncoats or “Beulemansen”, people who despise their own Flemish culture and language for a few bucks.
22a China still today is facing so called “dissidents”, people bought by foreign intelligence services to spread made-up narratives in the western media.