The only reason why they still get the developing title is because of their centralized fascist economic model. Which does not allow for suburban sprawls or spread out small cities out in now where. As they single party rule does not treat their rural with respect. As still even though their countries Sovereigny Wealth funds are in the trillions which is like a stock back nuclear program to destroy who controls stocks by moving stocks that they can take hits on to make things happen. Instead of using those funds to create schools and medical facilities in their rural area they use them for economic warfare. Which no other developed country has. As such, they are developed if you take into account their fascist economic model.
Only if we had a Micheal Moore who was willing to take on the Communist Chinese Party like he is willing to take on US political parties. Canadian not strong enough to take on the Communist Chinese.