Re: "Open dialogue allows people to discuss their opinions and share new information. "
This is going to save China a lot of money, but cost over a million jobs.
The jobs of the million+ they currently employ to post propaganda every day.
Just look at some of the wonderfully dishonest stuff posted by "Peking Duck" on Quora. Apparently the CCP has peaceful and loving relationship with its neighbours, never gets into an argument with them, and the only threat to the region comes from the US.
Oh bugger, there goes my next Chinese tourist visa.