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Issues within China

GOLD CRASHES: GOOD FOR TIBET?

“While greed and fear, trust and mistrust have an influence over the price of many assets, like houses and stocks, those ultimately produce some income, which provides a fundamental base from which markets can infer prices. Gold, on the other … Continue reading

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COME OUT AND GO OUT: CHINA’S REVEALING KEY WORDS

China’s behemoth global investment strategy   #18 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Chinese, for all its subtlety, can be a blunt language. Two key terms, to “go out” and to “come out” reveal a simple desire for … Continue reading

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The China Model and its stake in Tibet

 State Capitalism is supposed to fade away, but it keeps on growing #17 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET The state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which own the key mineral deposits of Tibet, such as Zijin and Western Mining, are … Continue reading

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TIBET OR ZAMBIA? PERU OR TIBET?

DILEMMAS OF CHINA’S STATE OWNED MINING GIANTS #14 in a series on the FUTURE OF TIBET In the worldwide scramble for resources, Chinese state owned corporations seek to guarantee supply on a planetary scale. From the perspec tive of the … Continue reading

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Chinese characteristics of the world’s factory

CHINA’S INSATIABLE APPETITE #14 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET For Many Tibetans, all that is needful is to know that “China does this or that.” Sometimes this is stated even more sweepingly as: “the Chinese are doing … Continue reading

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China’s unfinished agenda in Tibet

CAN A COMMAND ECONOMY BUY THE WORLD? #12 in a series on the FUTURE OF TIBET   Would a truly market economy want to mine Tibet? If China has truly become a market economy there is little reason, on a … Continue reading

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CHINA’S STATE CAPITALISM

MAKING MONEY BY SELLING OFFICIAL PERMISSIONS, INCLUDING MINING RIGHTS TO TIBETAN RESOURCES #9 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Many Chinese leaders are happy to identify China’s unique fusion of political and economic power as “state capitalism.” Ironically, … Continue reading

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RECENTRALISING CONTROL OF CHINA’S MINERAL EXTRACTION

  HOW CHINA’S NEW RICH MAKE MONEY FROM ARBITRAGE #8 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET China’s recent recentralisation of mining and metals manufacturing could be presented positively as a step towards efficiency, reduced energy intensity, burning fewer … Continue reading

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WHO OWNS THE MINERALS OF TIBET?

 PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDER MARKET SOCIALISM WITH CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS #7 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET The 1990s saw great changes, as China emerged as the world’s factory. Industrialisation accelerated, powerful enterprises grew, vested interests resisted central efforts at … Continue reading

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Globalising Tibet, despoiling Tibet

ALLOCATING TIBET A ROLE IN THE GLOBAL DIVISION OF LABOUR #3 in a blog series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET If China succeeds in enmeshing Tibet with the lowland economy of China, Tibet will not only be re-oriented to look … Continue reading

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