One of the points the The Three Body Problem raises is about how much the government can control information. This question is raised in many forms and can even be applied to both eastern culture in China, and western culture in the United States. The beginning of the novel begins with the cultural revolution which is where China began to open their beliefs to start including Eastern science, culture, etc., instead of blocking it completely out. However, when the governments of the world found out that the Trisolarans were coming to Earth, they withheld this information from the masses. This was one of the bigger examples, but it can also be seen with Ye when she withholds information from her colleagues about what she found out when she contacted the Trisolarans. Yet another example of the withholding if information was when the Trisolarans sent robots to spy and restrict the evolution of humanity. They did this to prevent too much advancement while the Trisolarans were on the way to Earth. These can all draw parallels to the way that our governments withhold information from the citizens. China has done it in the past, and what is preventing other governments from doing it in the future? The United States government has recently released “U.F.O.” footage hinting at the existence of extra-terrestrial life. If the They have been hiding this for so long, it raises the question what else could they be hiding? Another important questions this book asks is about the way humans treat each other. When the trisolarans invade the Earth and homologate with the human population, they are physically impossible to tell apart from other humans. However, if they are realized to be not human, they are looked down upon even though they are of higher intelligence. Parallels can be drawn with Racism in the United States. The difference is that this distinction can be seen physically. Humans for their entire existence on this planet have been making hierarchies based on trivial aspects such as skin color. This form of hierarchy creates factions, which can also be seen within The Three Body Problem, further dividing the populations. It is important to look at novels that make commentaries on humans to better learn about ourselves, and how we can improve to make the world a better place.