Chinese Proverb: 'You Close the Door Before Beating Your Dog'

I've been reporting on the Tibetan protests for several days now, and for the first time since I moved to China, I am seeing the full force of this nation's propaganda machine and the frightening might of its enormous military. A few days ago, we went to a Tibetan neighborhood in Chengdu, the southwestern Sichuan city where we have been based. It was two days after the riots in Lhasa. There were police on every corner, clearly trying to intimidate the local Tibetans from starting any sort of...Full Story
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