But yeah, China isn't a place I'd want to be needing serious medical attention. Mind you, I'd say the same of Japan, which minus good cars and electronics, is basically a backward 3rd world country too.
At least they got the toilets right here though. Slice of heaven.
You like to talk about the average SOB/hoi polloi, how about this - for people who have lived in Japan, even for 20 years or more, how many genuine Japanese friends do you have? Not just buddies to hang out with casually but ones you would call true friends and who really understand you? In a mere couple of years in China I made a few of those...