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WITNESSING DEVELOPMENT

CCP’s SIXTH WORK FORUM ON ALL TIBETAN AREAS The Chinese Communist Party’s Sixth Work Forum on Tibet has just wrapped. Like the previous high-level conclaves, it will take time to find out what its real significance is, such as new … Continue reading

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TIANJIN CYANIDE EXPLOSION:

 THE TIBET CONNECTIONS Why were 700 tons of sodium cyanide sitting in a Tianjin warehouse waiting to explode? What was all that cyanide for? Tianjin is a very long way from Tibet, yet they are historically connected, and the cyanide, … Continue reading

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GEARING UP FOR PARIS

CHINA, GLOBAL WARMING, AND TIBET Climate change campaigners understandably yearn for good news, for signs that governments worldwide will get real, in Paris in December, about real action to stop baking the planet. After the utter failure of the last … Continue reading

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GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IN TIBET

THE GREAT WATER MEADOW OF DZOGE Great rivers have their own logic, seldom suited to the categories and economies of the modern world. China’s great rivers, the Yellow and Yangtze, rise close to each other, in glaciers on the slopes … Continue reading

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FESSING UP TO FAILURE

RESTARTING TIBETAN-CHINESE RELATIONS BY FACING REALITY   Elite Han Chinese who open their eyes and minds to the realities of Tibet are few, as of yet. Their number is growing, partly because of those pioneers who not only see afresh … Continue reading

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UBER COOL TIBETANS

A-LIST TIBETANS OF BEIJING China, at official level, lacks confidence, sees dangers and conspiracies everywhere, feels compelled to control who can say what. But now a new generation, who are confident and relaxed, are reaching out for new experiences, transcending … Continue reading

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GRASSLAND CATHEDRALS OF TIBET

At the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in New Delhi, launching the new report on Tibetan nomads, http://www.tchrd.org/2015/05/wasted-lives-new-report-offer-fresh-insights-on-travails-of-tibetan-nomads/ Tibetan Centre for Human Rights & Democracy Director Tsering Tsomo said: “You cannot step onto the same pasture twice, as Heraclitus might have said … Continue reading

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MELAMINE, MILK AND ASHES

NORTSE: Tibetan art amid creative destruction Wherever you go on the streets of Hong Kong, one product is thrust under your gaze everywhere, from almost every shopfront, whatever its main line of business: tins of powdered milk. China has discovered … Continue reading

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PRO-PASTORALIST REPORT ON TIBETAN NOMADS

LAUNCH OF Wasted Lives: China’s campaign to end Tibetan nomadic PRO-PASTORALIST REPORT ON TIBETAN NOMADS UNDER CHINA’S POLICY OF CLOSING PASTURELANDS UPRIVER FROM INDIA http://youtu.be/mBOsT6ss1pU New voices out of Tibet and China, converging on a new understanding of why nomadic … Continue reading

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Dancing the Canadian Chinese mining two-step

Tibet, Congo or Papua New Guinea When, in 2012, I wrote a book about mining in Tibet, it seemed China’s appetite for minerals was insatiable, having survived the great global recession of 2009 onwards with hardly a blip in demand. … Continue reading

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