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Unformatted text preview: has never done what evidence would show or predict-Sudden or rapid democratization could happen soon as a result of crisis of dictatorship, collapse of authoritarian rule; both situations leave China with great democratic potential. The problem is that with a collapse of government, a smooth and uncomplicated path to a new regime rarely happens.-China has great religious tolerance and its nationalism could support democracy. -Popular mobilization would be the result of China not choosing to progress forward to a democratic regime, and the possibility of hostile or military overthrow by the people could occur if China yields to the demands to a ever progressing nation. -Hard to say when or why China will democratize -A gradual reform without the pressure of morality as core focus from foreign policies (United States)....
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- Winter '08