Holiday marks Tibet 'liberation'
By Quentin Sommerville
BBC News, Beijing
China says it liberated Tibet from centuries of serfdom
The Chinese authorities are marking marking the first of a new national holiday - "Serfs' Liberation Day".
It is intended by the authorities in Beijing to celebrate the start of Chinese rule in Tibet in 1959......
Few Tibetans are likely to join in the celebrations.
Fifty years of Chinese control has left them with little political or religious freedom. ....
State-controlled newspapers, television and a museum exhibition have lauded Chinese rule.
Anti-Chinese protests in Tibet in 2008