Wednesday, March 19, 2008
It appeared Chinese authorities had for the most part brought Lhasa under control these last several days. But yesterday a bomb attack reportedly killed four policemen in Tibet's capital city, and scattered protests continue in Chinese provinces housing large Tibetan populations. China has continued to round-up suspected participants in the protest, claiming that it is in a "life and death" struggle in Tibet and it has responded by flooding potential areas of unrest with troops, desperate to avoid being caught off-guard again by protesters. European authorities are weighing how to deal with the delicate issue of China and the Olympics, but as this Reuters piece makes clear, when it comes to China and human rights we have to be careful not to bite the hand that feeds us.