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RULE BY IDEOLOGY

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN China is now ruled by the “Thought” of one man. Xi Jinping has thought about everything, as his multi-voluminous collected thoughts, translated now into many languages, weightily attest. Xi Jinping is now in charge of … Continue reading

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DEVELOPMENT: A HUMAN RIGHT?

DEVELOPMENT AS A TIBETAN HUMAN RIGHT Blogging on the one human right trumping all other rights: 1 of 2 What do we think when “China” and “human rights” arise in the same sentence? A storm cloud assembles: coercion, torture, denial, … Continue reading

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NOW TIBETANS ARE ALL RICH, RIGHT?

IS TIBET DEVELOPED? Blogging on the one human right trumping all other rights: 2 of 2 China says it has developed Tibet, and uses its statistics on economic development of Tibet as justification for its repression of civil and political … Continue reading

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TIBET IN A WORLD OF RISK

BLOG ONE OF TWO ON RISK MANAGEMENT:  Chinese style, Tibetan style When a corporation decides to float its shares on a stock exchange, potential investors have one simple question in mind: will I make money? Answering that question these days … Continue reading

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TIBET’S LONG GAME

BLOG TWO OF TWO ON RISK MANAGEMENT: Tibetan style China’s enthusiasm for controlling risks is not the Tibetan way. What is most striking about contemporary Tibetans is that they deal with risks, including the risk of the party state’s force … Continue reading

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A TRANSPARENT MOMENT FOR TIBET ARRIVES

The Tibet lithium moment If there’s one topic this blog has come back to again and again, it is lithium. We have been told many times that, as electric vehicles become a big market, demand for this lightest of metals … Continue reading

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PUNCHING HOLES IN TIBETAN SKIES

BLOG ONE OF THREE on WORSENING OZONE HOLE OVER TIBET Official China is fixated on controlling everything, including the weather, even when science struggles to provide methods for doing so. China boasts of doing weather modification in Tibet, having spent … Continue reading

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ENVELOPED IN A PLANETARY OCEAN OF AIR

BLOG TWO OF THREE ON THE WORSENING OZONE HOLE OVER TIBET What is at stake is the viability of human life, all sentient life, indeed all life in Tibet, right across the Tibetan Plateau. Life on earth exists because life … Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO?

BLOG THREE OF THREE ON THE WORSENING OZONE HOLE OVER TIBET Chinese scientists have shown considerable interest in the effects of UV radiation in Tibet on plant growth, less interest in human impacts. Yet international travellers to Tibet are warned … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, GENIUS OF INSTABILITY

Have we all been so busy disliking Donald Trump we have failed to notice how deeply he has rattled China? We are so sure we have it right that Trump is an idiot, a self-obsessed, clueless blunderer and serial liar, … Continue reading

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