Japan is surprisingly pro-China, though, as seen from a Taiwanese perspective. Quite sad actually.
But back on the topic. The bot situation is making me have second thoughts about staying in PSO2 Steam. The broken Fresh Finds that take forever to fix only to break again the next week, the lack of any good cosmetic rewards in the Mission Pass (as it stands it's just a Consumables Pass with only a couple of good rewards locked behind hundreds of Mission Badges), the cheap item descriptions...these are all still somehow bearable, but the lack of any effective solution for the spambot problem isn't.
I don't demand that RMT be completely eradicated. But at least relegate it to the dark corners of the game and make them hide.
A less annoying but equally pathetic situation is how Red Meat has been the top selling item on Ship 4 for weeks now, averaging anywhere between 100k to 500k each. That's another face-slap that RMT owns this game and nothing is being done about it that even puts a scratch on their skin. It doesn't severely affect my gaming experience, but it is a reminder over and over again about RMT every single time I open the player shops.
Block China if you have to, but just remember that Taiwan is not part of China. Don't block us as well.