As an international student, I have been America for two years, By using “Hofstede’s 5 dimensions”, I compare the five data: PDI CHINA 80 while US 40; IDV China 20 while US 91; MAS China 66 while US 62; UAI China 30 while 46; LTO China 118 while US 29. In my opinion I think China is better than US for two reasons.
China has a higher PDI than US, which means China has a big difference between the rich and the poor. Though it seems US is better than China, However, China has 4 times population than US(wikipedia) Also, because Chinese goods are cheaper than America, it can satisfied people’s demand, most of people can afford it. So it decreases the effect to be lowest.
On the other hand, China has lower IDV, it presents Chinese would like to work in groups. I think it is a good way decrease fault and built collective efficacy; China and US has almost same MAS indicates both them are competitive; China has lower UAI than US. Doesn’t like US, China has more family business and small business, but there is no doubt that Chinese economic is developed in the most fast way, Chinese business also has a large attribution to world economy. Finally, China has higher LTO than US, This Dimension indicates a society’s time perspective and an attitude of persevering.(Stephen Taylor, Asian Country Graph)
For these two facts that Chinese can overcome the PDI difference compare to US and China has higher LTO than America. I believe China is better than America.
Stephen Taylor, Asian Country Graph