As a follow up to my service on China: China is a lovely place. The relationship between the Chinese leaders and the Chinese people is very difficult for an American to discern. In America the populace will criticize the actions of the leaders from time to time. That means that the relationship between the American leaders and the American people is very difficult for a Chinese person to discern. But, criticism of particular individual leaders is not the same as criticism of the basic Constitutionally based government. In America, it is perfectly reasonable to love the government and dispise the person in charge of it... and say so.
The following is the preamble of our founding document which predated the Constitution by a decade. As Unitarians Universalists, we believe that justice (and liberty) are a crucial part of how people can live together in peace. In China they do not openly criticize their leaders. The Chinese have NOTHING like this to take comfort in.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…” -Thomas Jefferson