Thursday, March 20, 2008

Beijing vs. Tibet

Beijing is mobilising troops and the paramilitary across the Tibetan plateau to
crush anti-Chinese sentiment, sending in huge reinforcements towards Lhasa and
deploying soldiers around many villages as unrest flares in far-flung corners.
Whoa, what?
In the capital, Lhasa —where last Friday Tibetans vented their pent-up anger
against Beijing by attacking and stabbing ethnic Han Chinese and burning shops
and offices — paramilitary People’s Armed Police and People’s Liberation Army
soldiers were checking the papers of anyone moving around the city.

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