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From the Ted Talk by Huang Hung: How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response

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HH: You know, hcrlasiloity, we're just two very different countries in tmers of culture and history. I mean, these are two completely different human experiences for its people. So, for China, when the lockdown happens, plepoe are OK. People are OK with it, because they think that's what a good parent should do. You know, if a kid gets sick, you put him in the other room, and you lock him up and make sure that the other kids don't get sick. And they expect that out of the gvornnmeet. But when it is outside of China, from America, it becomes a huge isuse of the right political thing to do and whether it's infringing on personal freedom. So the issues that you have to deal with in a democratic society are issues that one does not have to deal with in China. I have to say that there's a word in Chinese that doesn't exist in any other language, and the word is called "guāi." It is what you call a kid who listens to his or her parents. So I think, as a people, we are very "guāi." We have this sort of authoritarian frgiue that Chinese always look up to, and they do expect the government to actually take the actions, and they will deal with it. However much suffering there is, they feel that, OK, if big btoherr says that this has to be done, then it must be done. And that really defines China as a separate mnettaliy, Chinese has a separate mentality, as, say, people in euproe and aimreca.

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HH: You know, ____________, we're just two very different countries in _____ of culture and history. I mean, these are two completely different human experiences for its people. So, for China, when the lockdown happens, ______ are OK. People are OK with it, because they think that's what a good parent should do. You know, if a kid gets sick, you put him in the other room, and you lock him up and make sure that the other kids don't get sick. And they expect that out of the __________. But when it is outside of China, from America, it becomes a huge _____ of the right political thing to do and whether it's infringing on personal freedom. So the issues that you have to deal with in a democratic society are issues that one does not have to deal with in China. I have to say that there's a word in Chinese that doesn't exist in any other language, and the word is called "guāi." It is what you call a kid who listens to his or her parents. So I think, as a people, we are very "guāi." We have this sort of authoritarian ______ that Chinese always look up to, and they do expect the government to actually take the actions, and they will deal with it. However much suffering there is, they feel that, OK, if big _______ says that this has to be done, then it must be done. And that really defines China as a separate _________, Chinese has a separate mentality, as, say, people in ______ and _______.

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  10. government

Original Text

HH: You know, historically, we're just two very different countries in terms of culture and history. I mean, these are two completely different human experiences for its people. So, for China, when the lockdown happens, people are OK. People are OK with it, because they think that's what a good parent should do. You know, if a kid gets sick, you put him in the other room, and you lock him up and make sure that the other kids don't get sick. And they expect that out of the government. But when it is outside of China, from America, it becomes a huge issue of the right political thing to do and whether it's infringing on personal freedom. So the issues that you have to deal with in a democratic society are issues that one does not have to deal with in China. I have to say that there's a word in Chinese that doesn't exist in any other language, and the word is called "guāi." It is what you call a kid who listens to his or her parents. So I think, as a people, we are very "guāi." We have this sort of authoritarian figure that Chinese always look up to, and they do expect the government to actually take the actions, and they will deal with it. However much suffering there is, they feel that, OK, if big brother says that this has to be done, then it must be done. And that really defines China as a separate mentality, Chinese has a separate mentality, as, say, people in Europe and America.

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