Here's an inside view of China and it's various methods of interacting with the outside world. It's personal opinion, of course, but it does tend to correlate with what's presented elsewhere.
Having lived in China, watched China through my own media mesmerized eyes, and witnessed China’s government actions and reactions through Chinese business associates and friends, I have come to be distrustful of just about everything said and done by China’s government.
It is almost as if the Chinese government has been across the table from me for 30 years as we played poker. You get to know intuitively when the adversary is bluffing, lying, admitting, or avoiding.
Worth a quick read.