Monthly Archives: March 2014

CHINA’S “GREAT WESTERN THOROUGHFARE”: BY SHIP TO TIBET

CHINA’S MEGA PROJECT TO CAPTURE TIBETAN RIVERS: PART TWO The previous blogpost revealed the vision of the official custodians of China’s Yellow River to build a huge inland shipway, capable of allowing shiops as big as 50,000 tonnes, as far … Continue reading

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CHINA’S PLAN FOR CAPTURING ALL TIBETAN RIVERS

  BIG, BIGGER, BIGGEST A major official agency, the Yellow River Water Conservancy, has grandiose plans to dam all the major rivers of Tibet, and pump massive amounts of water (using hydropower generated in Tibet) uphill to the Yellow River … Continue reading

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SAVING PLANET EARTH BY SHUTTING OUT THE NOMADS

IS IT THE SCIENCE OF ECOLOGY, IS IT CHINA’S MISUSE OF SCIENTIFIC RHETORIC, OR IS IT JUST ME THAT DOESN’T GET IT? China says it is doing the Earth a service by banning grazing, and the Tibetan nomads who graze … Continue reading

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WE ALL WANT A WIN-WIN WORLD

……………..BUT FOR THE TIBETAN NOMADS, THAT’S NOT HOW THE WORLD WORKS China and Australia, after years of delay, are now moving to finalise a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). There is a silent partner at the table. Both countries are confident … Continue reading

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THINKING LIKE A STATE

HOW CAN TIBET BE IN ANYONE’S NATIONAL INTEREST? Tibetans have a genius for timing, for seizing the moment when it arrives. Such moments are rare, even more so these days in a world distracted by each rich nation’s internal problems, … Continue reading

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