Mouthpiece, propaganda -- the Chinese government obviously has much to learn about western political correctness.
I find the term "patience" realistic, and "procrastinating" unfair.
I believe that China should have invited reputable media outlets like BBC and CNN into Tibet so that they can report on the "protects" "protests" as well as ordinary Tibetans -- not just those who beat people up in the streets. They don't need to worry about the safety of reporters in Tibet any more than the Americans in Iraq. I can understand why the Chinese government is so timid but don't see a reason for them to be.