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MAKING SINCERITY MANDATORY

THE CHINA DREAM OF PERFECT SURVEILLANCE AND CORRECTION OF ALL CITIZEN BEHAVIOUR BLOG 1 OF 4 ON CHINA’S NEW REGIME OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT As a rapidly rich China seeks perfection, old Confucian norms slide quietly into Communist Party goals … Continue reading

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TIBET AS LABORATORY OF THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

            ALIBABA & CRONY CAPITALISM: CONFLATING STATE AND CORPORATE POWER BLOG 2 OF 4 ON CHINA’S NEW REGIME OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT In China, big data already looms large. Jack Ma’s Alibaba does not face … Continue reading

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CHINA’S NEW LEXICON OF SURVEILLANCE & REPRESSION

LEARN FROM TIBET BLOG 3 OF 4 ON CHINA’S NEW REGIME OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT  IN TIBET As China has become richer, punishment and repression are no longer the only options for taming Tibet. The other end of the scale … Continue reading

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XI JINPING’S RISE: TOP-LEVEL DESIGN & TIBETAN FALL

BLOG 4 OF 4 ON CHINA’S NEW SURVEILLANCE STATE CLASSIFYING TIBETANS AS CRIMINAL TRIBES GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT China is far from being a country of laws, a rules-based order, despite the insistent propaganda issued by China’s tutelary state.  Many … Continue reading

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RUBBER STAMPING CHINA’S TIBET

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has dutifully rubber-stamped China’s application to declare a further 60,000 sq. kms of the Tibetan Plateau to be branded with World Heritage status. Politics has trumped facts on the ground, inconvenient facts such as China’s removal … Continue reading

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THE LAST BLOG?

Well, maybe not. But I do want to introduce myself, the author of all the www.rukor.org blogs, if only to say hello and goodbye. When I started this blog a few years ago, it seemed to me that debate on … Continue reading

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IS A RAILWAY A GIFT TO ANTELOPE BIRTHING?

EXCLUSIONS, EXEMPTIONS, SCIENTIFIC NARROWNESS, NATURE versus NOMADIC  CULTURE Blog one of two on UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TIBET:   June 2017:  One month before the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is due to decide the fate of a large portion of … Continue reading

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ERASING NOMADS AND MEMORY OF PASTORAL PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES

EXCLUSIONS, EXEMPTIONS, SCIENTIFIC NARROWNESS, NATURE versus NOMADIC  CULTURE Blog two of two on UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE IN TIBET:   What the World Heritage experts have failed to notice is that most of the Tibetans were removed well before the World … Continue reading

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KOKOSHILI/HOH XIL

NATURAL AND CULTURAL WORLD HERITAGE in KOKOSHILI/HOH XIL: TIBET’S EMPTY QUARTER OR HUMAN LANDSCAPE? Blog 1 of 2 on the decision facing UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the first week of July 2017 A remote, high, frigid land of lakes … Continue reading

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EMPTY QUARTER OR HUMAN LANDSCAPE?

KOKOSHILI/HOH XIL: TIBET’S EMPTY QUARTER OR HUMAN LANDSCAPE? NATURAL AND CULTURAL WORLD HERITAGE   Blog 2 of 2 on the decision facing UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the first week of July 2017   The inspiring example of Tibetans determined … Continue reading

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