Monthly Archives: May 2019

POTALESQUE

When China’s first railway line into Tibet opened in 2006, Tibetans outside Tibet, and their supporters, condemned it, for many reasons. It would only intensify Han Chinese emigration to Tibet, they warned, would disrupt migratory wild animals seeking safe, wolf-free … Continue reading

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RUKOR SUMMER SCHOOL

ANNOUNCEMENT: RUKOR SUMMER SCHOOL Skills training for Tibetans and their friends in Europe, in researching and analysing China’s plans for Tibet. Have you wondered how the Rukor blog obtains information and assesses China’s plans to transform Tibet? How does Rukor … Continue reading

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TIGER LEAPING, CONCRETE DAMMING

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE THREE PARALLEL RIVERS PROTECTED AREA UNDER THREAT Blog one of three This 2019 moment uncannily echoes 2004, when Chinese environmentalists and an investigative newspaper revealed Tiger Leaping Gorge, on the southeastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau, was … Continue reading

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LEAPING TIGERS, GREAT LEAPS FORWARD

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE THREE PARALLEL RIVERS PROTECTED AREA UNDER THREAT Blog two of three HOW TO UNDO A WIN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT What has changed since 2007? Why are the Longpan/Tiger Leaping Gorge dam construction plans now again high on … Continue reading

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LEAPING INTO THE EARTH, LEAPING GLOBALLY

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE THREE PARALLEL RIVERS PROTECTED AREA UNDER THREAT Blog three of three MINING PERSISTS INSIDE WORLD HERITAGE PROTECTED AREA Other industries, within UNESCO’s World Heritage protected area, have drawn expressions of concern from UNESCO, notably mining. Yunnan is … Continue reading

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PRISTINE WILDERNESS, CHINA’S TREASURE

Blog one of three updating Achen Gangyab/Hoh Xil: problematic UNESCO World Heritage IN LOVE WITH ICONIC TIBETAN SPECIES Now that UNESCO has bestowed its prestigious World Heritage badging to a remote portion of the Tibetan Plateau, China is figuring out … Continue reading

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CHINA FALLS IN LOVE

TIBET’S UNIQUE WILDLIFE ENRICHES CHINA’S UNIQUENESS Blog two of three updating Achen Gangyab/Hoh Xil: problematic UNESCO World Heritage China embraced science a century ago, as the way out of China’s weakness and vulnerability. Now China is strong, and more convinced … Continue reading

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WHY DOES THE ANTELOPE CROSS THE TIBET EXPRESSWAY?

ENTER HOX IL THROUGH THE EXPRESSWAY, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP Blog three of three updating Achen Gangyab/Hoh Xil: problematic UNESCO World Heritage As the conservation biologists on the ground in Hoh Xil well know, the most pressing managerial decisions … Continue reading

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