"On the Chinese mainland, where I have lived and worked for a decade, people regularly speak of their frustrations and fears at being spied on by their government, which employs probably tens of thousands of people as well as sophisticated technology to monitor citizens’ electronic and digital communication. Information gathered in this way has been used to convict people of speech crimes, including political subversion."
Carl Marx, creator of Communism, once said that democracy leads inevitably to Communism. I would say that Communism leads inevitably to democracy. China has made many reforms in recent years and decades toward economic and social freedom. We have drifted slightly left, but nowhere even close to a place that can be reasonable compared to Red China. Indeed, China is becoming like us, not us like them, which is a very, very good thing.