Well, isn't that nice to see....?
So, few years back, we watched the Olympic Torch (invented by....oops...nearly invoked Godwin in my first sentence there!) carried through Tianamen Square as it began its noble, symbolic journey. (Good thing they'd scrubbed it clean of blood and removed the tanks, eh?) and as the world and it's wife applauded Chinese "openess" and we watched the media begin its decade's long rattle about "China's acension as an economic power" and it's "inevitable and progressive change towards Democracy" (that's special Chinese Democracy, not proper democracy - Kinda like America), we all new that finally, the most repressed nation in the world had come to it's senses.
Nice to see how it's all panned out for the best and they're no longer oppressing, supressing and restricting it's people's freedoms.
Nice to see how our lovely western technology and lucrative trade deals no longer need to turn a blind eye to such abuses.
Nice to see that our media need not speak of China in anything less than glowing terms.
Ah, China, you shining paragon of democracy, freedom, progress, innovation and economic growth.
We're glad you're our bestest friend.