Monthly Archives: December 2011

LITHIUM: TIBET’S RESOURCE CURSE: in Chinese

藏区资源之殇: 20世纪60年代,中国地质学家们到地貌复杂青藏高原进行考察,他们相信那里是一片矿产丰富的处女地。在荒僻的高山沙漠,科考队发现了由于长期气候变化,日渐干涸的湖泊。在西藏西部空旷的羌塘高原,队员们发现了已经干涸的湖泊,湖床闪闪发亮,变成了盐池。 Continue reading

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TIBET’S RESOURCE CURSE

China Dialogue website has published the first account of a new, hi-tech industry in Tibet -lithium mining- and its consequences for the environment. China Dialogue published an edited version, in Chinese and English, on 20 December 2011. Below is the … Continue reading

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LUMBINI REBORN, NEPAL REBORN, BUDDHA REBORN

NEPAL: THE NEW RAINBOW NATION? Kathmandu 6 December 2011 By Gabriel Lafitte Among Tibetans and their supporters worldwide, Nepal evokes dread. The news out of Nepal is invariably bad. The 20,000 Tibetan refugees in settlements are prisoners, unable to move … Continue reading

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India embraces its Buddhist heritage

Return of Buddha Shobhan Saxena | Dec 4, 2011, Times of India Are Buddhist nations coming together to form a bloc that is as much religious as it is political? And is India ready to assume leadership of the group? … Continue reading

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Tibetan women dying in childbirth

WHY DO SO MANY TIBETANS DIE GIVING BIRTH? IS CHINA FULFILLING ITS MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDG) PROMISES? by Gabriel Lafitte published by DOLMA magazine, November 2011, annual journal of Tibetan Women’s Association http://tibetanwomen.org/dolma-magazine/ WOMEN BLEEDING TO DEATH ALONE The women … Continue reading

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