If you wish I can tell you that rule-of-law does not apply in China. As a general statement of fact. The implications of that are massive, and China would need to adress it well before any discussion of democracy or anything like that even appeared on a horizon. It also has direct implications for what's going on in Hongkong.Are you telling me that violent events such as the stabbing of 2008 in Xinjiang did not happen? Because no Uighur I've talked to or even the western media denied that. Or is that not extremism to you?
I also take western media on such issues with an equal grain of salt for the obvious reasons Hackneyedscribe mentioned.