I have watched more than 100 episodes of Traveling in China TV program aired by China Communist’s mouthpiece CCTV.
No doubt CCTV has tendency to report only good sides like RTM here. My traveling to Southern China tells me the stories in this program are real and quite realistic, not another ETP illusion.
The second-tier cities and rural towns [China rural town is easily bigger than Ipoh or Seremban or Melaka] in Mainland China are very well-managed than any city in Malaysia. Only KL is considered a city in Mainland.
For example, 1/5 of Xiamen city is occupied by botanical gardens right in the city is truly amazing. Georgetown is a sister city with Xiamen, but Penang government learns nothing from them after many tour studies.
Besides, the entrepreneurship of Mainland Chinese is not lesser than overseas Chinese.
My conclusion is China GDP per capita will overtake Malaysia by 2025.