Lew Rockwell blogs on a pragmatic solution to the China/Tibet issue:
I am sure the Tibet trouble was stirred up at this time by US security organs and the neocons and Christian rightists who want a new Cold War with your country. And it is true that you get no credit for perhaps the largest, fastest increase in liberty and prosperity in history, from Mao to now. And the China-Tibet story is far more complicated than the Western media admit. But don't follow the path of Lincoln. Do what you have done so successfully with Hong Kong: allow Tibet to have internal self-government.
[UPDATE] For more on the China/Tibet story, see this article from the Dalai Lama, as well as his reaction to the protests and ensuing crackdowns.