Category Archives: China

Issues within China

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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HELPING CHINA TO MINE TIBET

GEOLOGISING THE ROOF OF THE WORLD In 2013 the 25,000 worldwide members of the Geological Society of America will celebrate the organisation’s 125th birthday. GSA is a global fraternity of the profession of geology, and is flourishing. Fed by competitive … Continue reading

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ERASING TIBETAN ETHNIC IDENTITY FROM CHINESE CITIZENSHIP: WILL IT HAPPEN? WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?

PRESENTATION TO TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE SEMINAR 22 MARCH 2012 CHINA’S SECRET DECISION TO “DOWNPLAY THE NATIONAL QUESTION.” Zhu Weiqun, of the CCP United Front, has boldly proposed abolishing all reference to nationality on the identity cards all Chinese citizens must … Continue reading

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Chin’a innermost secret fears: in English & Traditional Chinese

On November 1 2010 repressive new regulations intruding into management of Tibetan monasteries came into force. In Kandze and Ngaba, even more prescriptive, detailed and restrictive regulations controlling all aspects of monastic life were brought into force in November 2011. … Continue reading

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MOTHER OF ALL ASIAN RIVERS, WATER TOWER OF ASIA

MYSTICAL PURITY OR POLITICAL ARTEFACT? Presentation by Gabriel Lafitte to “River waters: Perspectives and Challenges for Asia” conference of the Foundation for Nonviolent Alternatives, India International centre, Delhi, November 2011 glafitte@aanet.com.au www.rukor.org +613 59623434 ABSTRACT: Potent new metaphors are forming … Continue reading

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BURNING THE BODY

ANSWERING A LIFE MADE MEANINGLESS BY POLITICS THROUGH DELIBERATE DEATH? The meditative inner process of collapsing all categories has been interrupted. Inner discovery of the openness, clarity, sensitivity, receptivity of the heart, and its intimate connectedness to all hearts, has … Continue reading

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER IN BEIJING

TRUTH, GREED, TRUST AND TRAIN CRASHES: NEW REALITIES OF NEW CHINA Truth will out, as the Dalai Lama has always said. Take two stories in the respected business and economics publication Caixin Weekly in early August 2011. In the guise … Continue reading

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China’s forest dwellers have rights; why not grassland dwellers too?

2011 EU-CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS DIALOGUE AGREED FOCUS FOR 2011 IS RIGHTS OF MINORITIES A SUBMISSION PRESENTED TO THE EU DIPLOMATIC EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE 25 MAY 2011 Interviews with nomads from all over the Tibetan Plateau, conducted in recent years by … Continue reading

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Last Days of Empire

IMPERIAL ARROGANCE CREATES ITS OWN DOWNFALL Reflections on a visit to Vienna at the invitation of SaveTibet, and a talk given at Universitet fur Bodenkultur, 11 April 2011, by Gabriel Lafitte Here in Vienna, as always, the situation is critical … Continue reading

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Eight Chinese myths about Tibetan nomads

WHAT COULD EUROPE DO TO HELP TIBET? A briefing by Gabriel Lafitte Presented at European Parliament Tibet Intergroup 30 March 2011 www.rukor.org, editor@rukor.org, +613 407 840 333 In a world where active, violent conflicts inevitably dominate headlines and the attention … Continue reading

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