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MICKEY MOUSE CONQUERS CHINA

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CULTURAL IMPERIALISM? If, as the Chinese Communist Party insists, the imperialist West has never given up on its plot to dominate and humiliate China (and uses Tibet as a weapon to weaken China), then why has China … Continue reading

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TERROR EAST AND WEST

Old Europe, New China and those Tibetan terrorists In the commodious grounds of the oldest of Dutch think tanks, the Clingendael Institute, the pastoral idyll abounds. Green meadows, clipped formal gardens, sheep grazing safely in their fields; and a  Japanese … Continue reading

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“L’exploitation minière intensive profite aux Chinois, pas aux Tibétains”

Published in the Belgian media La Libre: “L’exploitation minière intensive du Toit du monde profite aux Chinois, pas aux Tibétains” VERHEST SABINE Publié le lundi 30 mai 2016 http://www.lalibre.be/actu/planete/l-exploitation-miniere-intensive-du-toit-du-monde-profite-aux-chinois-pas-aux-tibetains-527dbd3a3570ea593db72c55 Du cuivre, de l’or, de l’argent et bien d’autres minerais : si l’exploitation … Continue reading

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DROPPING TIBET, FIGHTING  GRAVITY

DIVERTING TIBETAN WATERS INTO THE CANAL TO THE DEEP NORTH #1 in a series of 8 blog posts on Tibetan rivers   China can and does import every natural resource it needs, with one exception. China can afford to source … Continue reading

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DEFYING GRAVITY

  SACRIFICING TIBETAN RIVERS FOR CHINESE COAL #2 in a series of 8 blog posts on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   BIG COAL’S BIG THIRST All stages of coal production require water. At the coal face, if workers … Continue reading

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DEFYING ECONOMICS

WATER DIVERSION ON  A MASSIVE SCALE, FROM TIBET TO LOWER CHINA   #3 in a series of 8 blog posts on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   China has long planned to channel billions of cubic metres of water … Continue reading

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ELECTRIFYING TIBET

BIG RESERVOIRS AND BIG DAMS #4 in a series of 8 blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers The big new reservoirs for diverting Tibetan waters northward to the exhausted Yellow River are far from the only Chinese interventions … Continue reading

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TIBET’S FORGOTTEN INTERNATIONAL TRANSBOUNDARY RIVER

HOW TIBETANS AND BEIJING INTELLECTUALS TEAMED TO PROTECT A WILD RIVER   #5 in a series of 8 blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   The Gyalmo Ngulchu/Nu is the one wild mountain river of hinterland China where … Continue reading

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OVERPOWERING TIBET

ELECTRIFYING THE WORLD FACTORY FROM TIBET #6 in a series of 8 blogposts on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers While big reservoirs to capture and divert waters of Tibet to northern China are new, official plans to dam Tibetan … Continue reading

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INTO THE LAND OF THE PARADOXICAL PARALLELS

IS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE PROTECTING THE GYALMO NGUL CHU/NU/SALWEEN FROM DAMMING? #7 in a series of 8 blogs on China’s latest plans for Tibetan rivers   After the Gyalmo Ngulchu/Nu/Salween escapes the massive  Songta dam and leaves Tibet Autonomous Region, … Continue reading

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