We have family in China, and I am worried that this has gone beyond the government's reach. Personally, I think this will lead to a change in government. I just hope it is peaceful and in the interests of the people.
China has a powerful culture. It's not naive, but there is a tremendous monolithic element to it. One that is somehow detached from the individual. The guy that refuses to comment on the situation gives a hint of this, I think.