I am very excited to hear diffrent opinions here. I am a chinese postgraduate and like history very much especially European history. But, my English is poor,even sometimes I can not express my thoughts and views explicitly in English. So, if you can not understand my words, please do not laugh at me.
I think everyone has to admit that chinese force are very brave. but, perhaps you westerners can not accept this kind of brave, you call that craze or fanaticism. you think all the soldiers have been puzzled or posioned by socialism or communism. i think that is parts of the reason.
the other reason ascribe to our chinese culture. 5000 feudal civilization teachs our people to be loyal to their emperor. And the most impotant thing our civilization leaves us is to devote ourselves to our contry! whoever is the leader feudal kings, warlords, capitalism or socialism! as long as he is the leader and represent our country.
perhaps you think there is no democracy in china. no, with the reform of economy and policy and the development of our society, our country is more democratic than past time, but we still need a long time to achieve same performance as your country.
i hope every westerner can understand our county.