According to this article, which presents data from the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute & the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, annual Chinese overseas visits have increased by 1,326% since the turn of the millennium. This would appear to be due at least in part to the large increase in the Chinese middle class in particular, which a McKinsey study predicts will rise to 75% of the population in 2022, from just 4% in 2000.
This middle class has the ability to travel and study around the world - this World Economic Forum article also attributes the rise in Chinese tourism to relaxed travel restrictions by the Chinese authorities. In particular, many Chinese students choose to study in liberal democracies such as the US and the UK.
Given the explosion in the population of this well-travelled middle class, has this led to an increase in demand for political reform? If so, how has this manifested? If not, how can this incongruence be explained objectively?