China: a democracy in ten to fifteen years
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... A Democracy in Ten to Fifteen Years With its vast human and natural resources, China’s integration in the world trade (Rumbaugh and Blancher 2004, 3) since 1978, which has resulted to its unprecedented fast rising economy, has demonstrated the great impact it can effect on the world economy (Chuang 2010, 3) and has triggered speculations and wanting of its democratization, specifically by the US (Ma 2007, 3). However with the Chinese Communist Party still in power, Friedman (1989, 171) argues that China’s democratization is highly impossible as it is against the very nature of a totalitarian state. Similarly, Yongnian (2010, 36) observed that despite China’s political reforms, nothing indicates that ...