A visão de Minxin Pei:
"Prospects for a peaceful and gradual transition to democracy may also grow dim because these negative effects will hinder the development of the social, economic and political infrastructures conductive to a peaceful democractic transition. Regime transition may still be possible, but such a transition, when it comes, is more likely to be tumultous and disruptive."
Pei, Minxin, China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy, Harvard University Press. 2006. p.166