No, English is not necessarily easier to read and write.
It only feels that way because you can only read and write English.
If you can only read and write English, well, it’s no wonder that you feel it’s easier to read and write in English!
Kind of a no-brainer, no?
The below picture is that of a question in an English exam for students in China.
Tom is a visitor to China and wants to know where the toilet is.
See how the student very cleverly switches from English to Chinese all based on the assumption that Tom knows how to speak Chinese.
Too bad the teacher wasn’t impressed with his/her switcheroo!