No I haven't been to China and Im not generalising. Sure, there are animal abuses in all countries but there are no LAWS for animals in China. The only animal they go out of their way to protect is the Panda. It does not take Einstein to see that China is responsible for the extinction or near extinction of animals such as the tiger and many african animals due to the use of their parts for medicine.
Im sure there are some very lovely people in China, in fact I know there are. I dont think I've ever met a nasty Chinese person in Australia. There are also many people in China stepping out of the mould and joining animal rights groups.
I would love to go to China as I think the landscape is beautiful. Unfortunately I would not feel comfortable in a country where I know there are bears being kept on bile farms, dogs and cats being skinned alive and a myriad of other animal abuses going on not far from me. Just the same as I would not be able to visit some places in Thailand due to their abuse of elephants... if I were in the country I'd feel the need to help but what can a foreigner do? Not much.
This thread is talking about a case of animal abuse, it never made a sweeping generalistion about China. These are just the facts.
There seems to be a wall of science with the media when it comes to reporting human and animal abuse in China. Foreign trade is probably the biggest reason for this - how many western countries now rely on China as a major part of their economy? Whether its importing cheap goods or exporting coal, many countries are making a killing from trading with China. Therefore China has half the world under its thumb.