Not sure. Oversea chinese evolve into a certain unique culture. We never get welfare. So most of us never need one.
Yap in Indonesia, government sometimes give welfare, but when you’re chinese you won’t get it no matter how poor you are. There is a stereotype perception that chinese must be richer anyway.
Ugly women work hard all their life and pretty women pick the rich. So, if you’re chinese and you fail to get rich, you will most likely fail to get girls and reproduce either. See. No need for welfare and the lazy and stupid among us are gone by itself.
Not sure about state vs people. Even if we use your standard, Chinese is only slightly more peaceful than Europeans. During 3 kingdom periods, spring and autumn periods, warring states periods, 5 dynasty periods, china is divided into many states and we do fight one another. Yap those are states.
I guess you are not familiar with that history because china remains united for like the last 600 years. Ming, Qing, and PRC are all united periods in China. It’s not always that way. So for the west, china is always one super big country.