BEIJING, March 18 (Xinhua) -- China will consider the possibility of
organizing foreign media to Lhasa and see on the ground what happened there,
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Tuesday at a press conference.
"I fully appreciate the reason why international media organizations would
like to go there at this moment," he said upon the conclusion of the annual
session of China's top legislature.
"The situation is basically returning to normal...Lhasa will be reopened to
the rest of the world," he said.
On March 14, violence involving beating, smashing property, looting and
arson broke out in Lhasa, arousing worldwide attention.