What amazes me is how little (relatively) coverage the Tibet/China story is getting in the US. It just goes to show how careful the US is with respect to stepping on China's toes. Kind of signals how powerful China has become in a way. After reading your post I decided to try to hear a bit more about what was going on in Tibet and so I turned on CNN (nothing but election updates), then Fox news (coverage of Elliot Spitzer)....only a slight mention of the trouble in Tibet. I guess a story about a governor who paid for companionship is more newsworthy than a "cultural genocide" in Tibet? Kind of sad if you ask me.