Monthly Archives: November 2012

China in a world of Resource Nationalism

STATE CAPITALISM & PRIMITIVE CAPITALISM IN TIBET #16 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Resource nationalism is a worldwide trend. Those endowed with plentiful resources of minerals and energy struggle to control and profit from managing their extraction … Continue reading

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TIBET OR ZAMBIA? PERU OR TIBET?

DILEMMAS OF CHINA’S STATE OWNED MINING GIANTS #14 in a series on the FUTURE OF TIBET In the worldwide scramble for resources, Chinese state owned corporations seek to guarantee supply on a planetary scale. From the perspec tive of the … Continue reading

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Chinese characteristics of the world’s factory

CHINA’S INSATIABLE APPETITE #14 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET For Many Tibetans, all that is needful is to know that “China does this or that.” Sometimes this is stated even more sweepingly as: “the Chinese are doing … Continue reading

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Does China need Tibet, when it has the world?

TURTLES, TIBETANS, TONNAGES: MAKING TIBET PERFORM IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY #13 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET China is learning fast how to do deals globally, working its way up the value chain, able to not only buy … Continue reading

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China’s unfinished agenda in Tibet

CAN A COMMAND ECONOMY BUY THE WORLD? #12 in a series on the FUTURE OF TIBET   Would a truly market economy want to mine Tibet? If China has truly become a market economy there is little reason, on a … Continue reading

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Industrialising Tibet

CHINA’S FIRST WAVE OF INDUSTRIALISATION OF TIBET: THE THIRD FRONT #11 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Mention the word “Tibet” and all too often people think only of central Tibet, the provinces of U-Tsang, which includes Lhasa … Continue reading

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IS TIBET FOR SALE?

TRAFFICKING IN MINERAL RIGHTS TO TIBET  NEW SOURCES OF PROFIT #10 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET No longer does the Chinese state claim all rights and benefits. Now there are counterparties, in complex rolling transactions enabling mining … Continue reading

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CHINA’S STATE CAPITALISM

MAKING MONEY BY SELLING OFFICIAL PERMISSIONS, INCLUDING MINING RIGHTS TO TIBETAN RESOURCES #9 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Many Chinese leaders are happy to identify China’s unique fusion of political and economic power as “state capitalism.” Ironically, … Continue reading

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RECENTRALISING CONTROL OF CHINA’S MINERAL EXTRACTION

  HOW CHINA’S NEW RICH MAKE MONEY FROM ARBITRAGE #8 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET China’s recent recentralisation of mining and metals manufacturing could be presented positively as a step towards efficiency, reduced energy intensity, burning fewer … Continue reading

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WHO OWNS THE MINERALS OF TIBET?

 PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER MARKET SOCIALISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS #7 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET The 1990s saw great changes, as China emerged as the world’s factory. Industrialisation accelerated, powerful enterprises grew, vested interests resisted central efforts at … Continue reading

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