March 9, 2011 4:26 AM

Commentary: China's atheist rulers plot endgame for Tibet

March is typically a tense month for Tibetans under the yoke of their Chinese rulers. It marks the anniversary of the Dalai Lama's 1959 flight into exile. Protests, like ones in 2008, typically erupt this month. If any unrest occurs this year, few foreigners will be present. As in past years, China has shut the door to foreign tourism to Tibet this month, keeping the world's eyes away. It wants no witnesses.

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