The suppression of the blind Chinese activist is just one of a hundred thousand incidents per year. China is a repressive country trying to mask itself as a modern society. No centrally planned, code word for socialism, economy has ever prospered for an extended period of time. You cannot manage a billion people and hundreds of billions of activities.
The pot of water is one stove, the water is boiling and the problems inside of China will become visible to the world.
Check out Push Back, my latest novel, where the recent case of the blind activist mirrors what a main character, Timothy Lee does.