The chinese whataboutism "hurr durr muh America", shows no real arguments can be produced
Why is it that most times someone point out bad things or facts about China here, it's met by "buuuuuut in AMERICAAA" ? First this shows lack of knowledge about the world, since most people even don't live in those countries and you can be against things BOTH countries does.
Another thing is the lack of understanding about free speech, and it it's BECAUSE that a lot of problems can be talked about. In China they are not allowed or whispered about, leading to a false sense of order.
It's quite clear the western legacy of the greek and roman philosophers and thinkers is much better than the east asian authoritarian ones from the same period, especially when trying to build arguments like the example above.