The Indian government refused Thursday to allow foreign journalists to cover the Dalai Lama's visit to a northeastern state at the heart of a long-running border dispute with China.This dispute is creation of communist China.Once India gave in to China on Tibet it started extending its tentacle in other parts of India and have funded and trained Maoist Rebels in India.
Democratic India finds it difficult to deal with rebels as Military is considered not a proper force to deal with internal rebellions.
China has claimed all the lands even if they were only looked at by some Chinese ruler or any other part of Chinese empire at a time.Communist china does not have much in common with Taiwan,Urumchi,Tibet and Hong Kong.They are as diverse as any nations of the world and have aspiration not in line with CHINA the communist enterprise.
The Associated press story makes the point of Chinese Hegemony in international relations.They are in the habit of bullying every other nation and getting away with it.It is very belligerent behaviour unbecoming of a nation like China who want to be a leader among nations .China has been very successful with its command economy to increase business and has challenge all the forces of moderation which would make it a more democratic pluralistic society.
China can not have both ways.It can not take advantage of the free market trading system of the democratic societies and restrict freedom of individuals and remain like a lunch room Bully ,whom everybody wants to avoid in order not to be get a nose bleed.China will have to stop threatening every nation who does not agree with its leadership.Like individuals, nations can not give into bullies for ever even if they are as shrewd as China.