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CHINA’S PARTY-STATE REORGANISATION

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TIBETANS? Top seven relaunched ministries, and their new era of impacts on Tibet How does the 2018 reorganisation of China’s government affect Tibet? Although the reorganisation is the biggest in decades, with hardly any ministry … Continue reading

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BLASTING TIBETAN SKIES

“Is it true that in your country you can touch the clouds?” The question was composed by a Han Chinese student practicing his English, in a conversation class in Xining, to be answered by the guest for this class, a … Continue reading

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CHINA ON SKIS 2022

NATIONAL PARKS & SKIING THE EMPEROR’S HUNTING GROUND When China was conquered by the Mongols, areas north of the Great Wall, close to Mongolia, were  declared imperial hunting grounds, where the new emperors of China could exercise their Mongolian passions … Continue reading

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China’s new era new ideology

ETHNIC MINORITY IDENTITY IN NEW ERA CHINA Blog one of two on China’s new ideology   The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, in October 2017, not only anointed Xi Jinping as dear supreme leader, his Thought is now enshrined as … Continue reading

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Blinded by ideology

CHINA’S NEW GRAND NARRATIVE   Blog #2 of 2 on China’s new ideology for a new era   Unfashionably, we need to take ideology seriously. These days, we seldom consider ideology,  beyond sketching a thumbnail of the belief system of … Continue reading

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Zombies rise again in Tibet

River diversion, on a grander scale than ever The possibility of extracting water from Tibet on a truly staggering scale, to make China’s deserts bloom, is a daft fantasy that never goes away. Like a rolang (Tibetan for zombie) it … Continue reading

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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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