Thousands of Chinese Troops Converge in Tibetan Areas

Mar 21, 2008 ZHONGDIAN, China (AP) — Thousands of troops converged on foot, trucks and helicopters in Tibetan areas of western China on Friday as the government stepped up its hunt for protesters in last week’s anti-government riots in Tibet’s capital. The violence in Lhasa — a stunning show of defiance against 57 years of Chinese rule — has sparked sympathy demonstrations in neighboring provinces, prompting Beijing to blanket a huge area with troops and warn tourists and foreign journalists to stay away. Full Report