China has told the Tibet Autonomous Region to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile as marking the end of Tibetan feudal rule, AP reported, citing state media. The proposed “Serfs Emancipation Day” is to be celebrated on March 28, the day that China announced the dissolution of the Tibetan government in 1959. The holiday is expected to be endorsed by Tibet’s local legislature when their session wraps up on Monday. The Tibetan government-in-exile said the proposed holiday highlights Beijing’s fears of another uprising in the region. The government has been preparing for unrest in the region since anti-government riots broke out in March 2008.
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