The debate about democracy in China has created a lot of controversial perspectives in the present. Although China is not fully democratized, it has shown concerns to become a justice nation. Each country has its way of becoming democratic; thus China uses different approaches in its walk to be a democratic state. In this essay, China’s political history and current barriers in developing their democracy will be critically examined; and then used to make a concise argument on the type of freedom that should be instituted in China.
In China, the first political party was the Kuomintang established in Guangdong province. The party was founded on the 25th of August in the year 1992. In the subsequent years, a plethora of political parties formed to take part in the National Assembly elections. The parties were as follows. First, the Nationalist party depicting revolutionaries. Second, the Republican Party delineating militarist. Third, the Unity Party presenting the gentry and fourth, the Democratic Party characterizing the constitutional monarchist's group that was existing before that period. The constitutional monarchists who were part of the Democratic Party felt that there was no one representing their interests being that at that moment it was only the Nationalist and Republican Parties that got to the provisional senate within the Provisional Republican Government. And would present the interest of the revolutionaries and militaries respectively.
Trials to bring democracy still faces other several challenges. Firstly, most Chinese are farmers residing in the interior parts and experiencing hardships in accessing information through televisions and internet sources. And thereby making it hard for them to come out and ask to be allowed to vote. Secondly, the government is working around the clock to ensure that any group that erects with the objective of bringing democracy is depoliticized — making it hard for the masses to come together and do extensive political talks and campaigns to bring about democracy. Thirdly, most Chinese are still lack fundamental knowledge taught in the classroom. From how they approach and comment on different issues posted in major Chinese websites; they portray incapacities to make critical and logical arguments. Most of them feel attacked by people who attempt to recommend to them to adopt the western-democracy and education systems.
Democracy is a condition in the mind that takes several steps to bring about; and not all about laws and free atmosphere to do election and replace leaders. China is known as one of the prosperous nations in the world. The success anchors on its excellent economic system and active military and foreign rules. As a result of being led by one general party, the state has been in a position to formulate strategies and policies that ensures China maintains a better economic system alongside strong military and foreign policies. Importantly, the masses should now push for more civil freedom and demand for more transparency in the workings of the government. (Li, Gong and Xiao, 2016). In the process, the government will be forced to account for every service it delivers to the citizens. Thereby bringing about a democratic state in which members are satisfied with the operations and therefore become more willing to make efforts towards bettering their country.
In conclusion, China has faced various challenges in the process of bringing about democracy. The downfalls are as a result of the unwillingness or illiteracy thereby making it hard for groups to dialogue to execute and institute a multiparty state. However, the country has managed to have a robust economic body alongside an active military and international regulations due to operation under one party. Therefore more efforts should not be towards bringing about democracy-free elections and rules. Instead, to keep the government in check by asking for transparency and accountability in all its doings.