The Empire of Daqin, or Dàqín Dìguó (大秦帝国), is the home of the Dàqínrén (大秦人) and their creations, the Chǒngwù (寵物). It is a small, technologically advanced nation that works to build a better future, but is still haunted by its dark origins.
Though originally produced as a bio-engineered slave-race for the late CCCP, the then Zhùlǐ (助理) escaped the yolk of slavery to find their own promised land. The rebellion destroyed the old order, allowing them to depart to new worlds where they established their own empire, becoming the Dàqínrén (大秦人). Having been isolated for nearly two centuries, the "Daqinese" as the outside world refer to them, scientifically and technologically progressed at a pace impossible for baseline humans. Unfettered by traditional morality and ethics, their way of life allows for their average citizen to enjoy a standard of living that is practically unheard of amongst humanity, especially after the devastation wrought on Earth. This is only possible since their true existence lies within a vast VR network that connects them all. Here, they live luxurious, even sheltered lives unaware of the suffering within or without the Empire, where they may indulge in their hobbies or live lax, social lives.
All while, their physical bodies work with disturbingly quiet, robotic precision and relentlessness.
This is only natural however, as their highly-capable and distinct bodies are a source of pride and a mark of being Dàqínrén. They flaunt their handsomeness, grace and beauty very openly, and are far more accepting of intimacy. As a result, they tend to be very content. Despite the high level of happiness and satisfaction among the Dàqínrén of the Empire however, the trauma of their society's creation continues to mark their outlook and culture. As a nation of transhumans, they are physically and mentally superior to the baseline human, something that already gives the Dàqínrén a predisposition to looking down on the average human. However, this is further darkened by their origin as slaves serving humanity, manifesting in a massive superiority complex towards their creators. As a result, even individuals that do not resent humanity - or are even well meaning - will still believe humans are inherently inferior as part of their worldview.
As far as the Dàqínrén are concerned, they are better and will be better. This also means that they are far more trusting of their own kind, including their political elite. This has culminated with the general population approving of being an Empire proper, with a powerful head of state and no formal rules of succession save for inheritence should the heirs desire.