The People's republic of China (not Hong Kong) is a piece of shit country who can never get their affairs correct.
First they get totally destroyed by the Opium Wars, and most of their population is addicted to Opium.
Then they totally lost in the Sino-Japanese War, further proving their inferiority.
They decided they needed to get their shit together and had the Xinhai revolutions of 1911.
Then they had the communist revolution.
Now they are a poor ass communist country that totally brings down East Asia's average income per capita.
Oh, and Korea (both) can suck some testicles.