There are so many other injustices in the World that get much less interest. Is someone funding the protest against China? Is there a vested interest at play?
What about Palestine, Aceh, Tamils, Kurdistan, Chechens, Burma? To name but a few.
Attention seekers tend to gyrate to such ’causes’. How else can they get their names and pictures in the news with the least effort? And, of course, there are vested interests. The US and Germany are the biggest sponsors of the renegade Tibet separatist movement. The US because of its geo-political inetersts and Germany because of the links with Heinrich Harrer foundation. Harrer from Germany was the Dallai Lama’s personal mentor and taught him all he knew about the west and his home-spun philosophy.