Tibet is exactly like America's Civil War South, says China.

"He is a black president, and he understands the slavery abolition movement and Lincoln's major significance for that movement. Thus, on [Tibet] we hope that President Obama, more than any other foreign leader, can better, more deeply grasp China's stance on protecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity." ● Obama arrives in Shanghai tomorrow. China is pre-emptively detaining dissidents (via Instapundit). ● Related: Obama snubbed the Dalai Lama in DC this week (and that's a first, Bush and Clinton met with him every time).