Just read this article.
I think it’s one of the articles where it really goes and consider the aftermath for the alternative. Say the Western-backed people get the democracy they want. How do we know that China will still be a peaceful nation?
First, it is the initiator and protector of China’s enormously successful free-market development model. One of history’s greatest ironies is that in today’s world, the most pro-market party is China’s Communist Party.
Second, in spite of the recent perceptions of an assertive China, the Communist Party is not seeking global hegemony or even regional domination. Its foreign policy is based on pragmatism and realistic national interests, not grandiose projects of ideological self-glorification. Given China’s economic interdependence with the rest of the world, and its dependence on economic performance as a source of legitimacy, the party has all the incentives in the world to maintain a pragmatic foreign policy.
Should a colour revolution overthrow the Communist Party, who can guarantee the continuation of such a course?
Honestly, the US should just stick it’s nose back to where it belongs. Imagine if Wikileaks had targeted China instead, and China responded with the same measures as the US is now. Would the US be supportive? Or would it tell China that she needs to open up?