From CNN.com: China: Tibetans planning suicide bombs
“To our knowledge the next plan of the Tibet Independence forces is to organize suicide squads to launch violent attacks,” Wu Heping, spokesman for China’s Ministry of Public Security, said at a news conference, according to a translation of his remarks by The Associated Press.
That’s real believable. What’s next a claim? That the so-called “Tibet Independence” forces have weapons of mass destruction?
He did not provide details or evidence, and Samdhong Rinpoche, prime minister of Tibet’s exiled government, dismissed the accusation.
“We never heard (of) Tibetan independence force, such a group or people. Now, our suspicion is that the PRC (People’s Republic of China) might be staging such a violent act in the name of Tibetan people to mislead the world community,” he said in Dharamsala, India.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Chinese government manufactured an incident. I think they desperately want to crackdown Tibet and they think that “fighting terrorism” would give them the cover they needed from international scrutiny.