Contradiction: if China is a great country, why her people living in Canada becomes lowest rank citizens?
On tradition: Chinese are not wearing traditional costumes while Koreans, Japanese, Indians.....etc are wearing.
On economy, the developed countries already past the stage of agressive development after the WWII. China is later then the western world for more then fivty years thanks to Mao and his communists.
While many westerners are too proud and discriminate Chinese (due to very narrown world view and very naive), I know a lot of good westerners friend who like to learn from all different cultures from different parts of the world. My best friend is from Edmonton and have been living in Hong Kong for more than a decade. His mandarin ability is very very good too.