China is a big state and allowing investments is its compulsion. Also, China is slowly becoming a global power and therefore it has to adapt to the changes taking place in the outside world. Chinese are very pragmatic people and so is CPC. It knows very well that this is a different era—an era based on identity based politics where people are becoming increasingly powerful and they are playing bigger roles in deciding nation’s policies. In this high consciousness era it becomes increasingly difficult to suppress people or their legitimate demands. Chinese public is largely peaceful and conformists and dissent is minor. But this is true as long as there is continuous wealth generation, which obviously requires the support of Western governments and businesses.
The change can’t be overlooked and it can’t be denied either. The best route for Chinese communist party is to allow some changes, which keep the political system intact and economy moving on in the direction of growth. Therefore, some limited democracy in the form of local governance could be allowed. The best thing for the CPC would be to look for bifurcation, when dissent turns in to majority: two parties both based on the fundamentals of political communism.
The fact is that sex and sexual habits can’t be controlled by the governments. If Chinese government understands this and approves that they would allow natural forces to evolve in their own manner then there is not much problem with the system. Also, if Chinese public understands that their bosses know about sex at least as much as they know, then they would also not protest. In this much talked era of G2: the US and China, the Chinese public is excited about the power-status of China in the global affairs and therefore largely considers one-party system as ideal and rewarding. In this era of bloated nationalism not too many changes are required at present.
The bottom line is very clear China can’t suppress consumerism nor it can suppress the sex. If libido, sexuality, wealth generation and the legitimate transformations are not accepted in China then they may pose wider threats to communists. China would like to liberalize but Tibet and Xinjiang, where Chinese state is facing insurgencies, are the obstacles. Of course, liberalization politically could create problems for China in Taiwan too. That is the constraint of a society, which has followed liberalized policies economically but has denied fundamental rights to its people. In Chinese growth story, the West has a great contribution and it would like to get back huge returns, including non-economic returns. But China does not have any fissure point and events in Tibet and Xinjiang can not threaten its existence.
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