I wonder if China will ever have a revolution, and if the "winners" will even want to revert to a "normal" Internet. The problem is most Chinese don't even know what that is.
So, China having a CA installed, while not great, certainly isn't giving them control they can't already get. Plus, why would they want to risk their own CA cert doing malicious things, where it'd be directly traceable to them?
I think, personally, that the Chinese government will just get more democratic over time. It's worth noting that China is certainly moreso now than it was a few decades ago.