The difference is that China is declaring all Tibetans to be "suspected terrorists." This new photocopying "rule" (if you can call it that) applies *only* in Tibet.
Let's say NSA required all web searches by black Americans to be turned over - that would be closer to an equivalent.
This is government-sponsored racism, worsening daily. How soon before Tibetans have to wear armbands identifying them as Tibetan? How soon until the PLA throws up its version of the Warsaw ghetto in Lhasa? At what point does the world scream, "Stop!"?