Monthly Archives: April 2012

HELPING CHINA TO MINE TIBET

GEOLOGISING THE ROOF OF THE WORLD In 2013 the 25,000 worldwide members of the Geological Society of America will celebrate the organisation’s 125th birthday. GSA is a global fraternity of the profession of geology, and is flourishing. Fed by competitive … Continue reading

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AN ELECTRIFYING END TO IMMOLATIONS?

HOUSING TIBET IN COMFORT: CHINA’S ULTIMATE SOLUTION TO ALL TIBETAN PROBLEMS Paper for TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE SEMINAR ON TIBET THIRD POLE 11 APRIL 2012 In the middle of a lengthy 2012 polemic against self-immolations in Tibet, a senior Communist Party … Continue reading

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Fire in the Mountain

THE SHORT LIFE OF JAMPHEL YESHI A shower of white silk scarves thrown from even the farthest edges of the great crowd, rethrown and rethrown, fluttered inwards to the bier atop which lay the charred body of Jamphel Yeshi, an … Continue reading

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