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Tibet's season of protest may be foiled by fear
Tibet's season of protest may be foiled by fear

If it had happened elsewhere, it might have been dismissed as a teenage prank. A couple of 15-year-olds last year hung a Tibetan banner on the wall of their classroom next to portraits of Mao Tse-tung and Deng Xiaoping. They drew Xs over the faces of the former Chinese leaders and scrawled "Long Live the Dalai Lama" on the wall. But in China, the incident was taken dead seriously. Three boys who attend a Tibetan school in Sichuan province were arrested, and one of them, who confessed to being the ringleader, was held and interrogated for a month. This year, the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's exile to India, the boy is under virtual house arrest -- by his own parents....

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