ancient bad habits of their culture will always assert itself.
We no longer feared the Germans because they had a catharsis of their Nazi moment. We would still have worried about Japan returning to his war like ways, but for its ageing population and waning economic power. Similarly as long as the Chinese refused to come to terms with the truth of Mao's legacy, they remain a prisoner. Bo Xilai deftly exploited it for his personal gain. He had the typical characteristic of a demagogue. The Bo as Secretary General would be very different as party chief of Chongqing. It would be too late for regrets when they discover they have installed another tyrant.
As long as China is unable to institute the rule of law in their society, they can forget about making it to global leadership. She would somehow self sabotage.
I feel that Ching Cheong's analysis was spot on.