China was never an advanced country.
China was the last of the "ancient" civilizations to develop writing.
China invented writing about 3500 years ago,
Oracle bone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Middle East invented writing 5000 years ago.
European invented writing 7000 years ago, Vinča script.
You can find some "chinese characters" in Vinča script.
Example 十, 土， 干，口, 王，田.
Vinča symbols - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Did chinese invented their own writing 3500 years later, or they copied?
2) Iron age
China entered Iron age 600 years later than Europe and Near East,
At the time, European used iron tools, chinese used primitive tools.
Iron Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When European and middle east people built stone/brick houses, chinese kings lived in a mud palace.
Erlitou, The capital of china (2100 BC – 1600 BC) was built by mud.
Erlitou culture - Wikipedia,
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built 4500 years ago.
- The chinese wall
The old Chinese wall was built by mud.
The Chinese Wall you see today was built a few hundred years ago.
""Unlike the earlier fortifications, the later construction was stronger and more elaborate due to the use of bricks and stone instead of rammed earth."
Great Wall of China - Wikipedia,
4) The so-called chinese inventions are all fake
The compass was invented in Italy.
The pointer of the ancient chinese compass is as big as a spoon.
The spoon is put on the top of a board, and there is nothing else.
It does not work.
Compass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (china, Si Nan)
Needham was a simple man.
Needham's biographer Simon Winchester commented that "Needham was intellectually in love with communism; and yet communist spymasters and agents, it turned out, had pitilessly duped him."