Apparently, it is not mere Tibetans setting themselves on fire. The situation must be worse than what is reported, and anyway nothing can get reported from Tibet and Xinjiang since the movement of foreigners are restricted and overseen by minders. Why this sudden scare amongst the Chinese? The Chinese have huge amount of troops and police in Tibet and they have Sinicised or Han-ised Greater Tibet as it is. So, why is sudden scare?