It reflects the Chinese government's desire to improve the people's livelihood in Tibet. The nine dead officials might not be the culprits who pocketed the money. With such violence in the region, it is not surprising that the Chinese government is not keen in foreign projects in the region. As a Chinese saying goes, "Where the mountains are high, the Emperor is far away", corruption among local officials is rampant, especially in faraway parts of the country. To deal with rampant corruption, it may be good for the Chinese government to allow one or two independent private newspapers to operate in the country. Meanwhile, private blogs could play a role in supervising the government. http://www.politicalforum.com/asia/305818-high-mountains-keep-away-emperor.html By shouting the familiar slogan of the separatists, it's obvious who those Tibetans were. Hence I don't think their arrest was related to the shootings at the district meeting.