I just learned a new expression: '很棒' ('awesome')
That is to say, once China has gone through the process of civic maturation that had to occur in the West before democracies could become stable, then we'll talk about representative government. Premature implementation of democracy will result in disasters like Thailand.
In other words, they don't want to be laughed at and exploited anymore, so they are doing everything they can to create economic growth, good infrastructure, a substantial middle class, better education, etc., and then they will be ready for democracy. Doing it too early would most likely lead to great instability. There are a lot of things I would like to see change about that country, but the truth is that they are, on the whole, substantially better off in every aspect of life than as few as twenty years ago. That extends even to freedom of speech and seeking redress of grievances.