According to a report on an investigation in the events that started on 3-14-08, there is a new aristocracy that has taken over in Tibet.
This is covered by Fool’s Mountain: Blog For China in a posting entitled: “Chinese think tank investigation report of 3.14 incident in Tibet”
Two remarkable points are that the investigation was conducted by Han Chinese and instead of parroting the Party line and fiercely decrying anything that didn’t match, they actually reported what they found. I guess I was used to the normal “Tibet belongs to China“. How refreshing and one point for hope that more minds might become a little less rigid in the future.
The second point is that the leadership seems to be bound at the hip with the Party in Beijing. Who could have guessed.