It appears that the Chinese Govt is keen to protect their citizens from what they feel is 'subversive' activities. Indeed, with the economic disparity within the population growing and crass display of wealth by the nouveau riche, the situation can create serious law and order problems, and with literature free flowing that is anti Govt, the things can get seriously out of control. However, one wonders why Sichuan is the hotbed of dissent. The Tibetan nuns and monks immolations and a high state of 'subversive' thoughts and literature finding its way into the public arena. Are they more aware of their democratic rights than elsewhere in China?