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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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TIBET AMONG THE JEALOUS GODS

CHINA’S “LORD OF THE RINGS”, FILMED IN TIBET, FLOPS Alibaba, itself a corporation named after a fabled faraway, sank $100 million in the making of Asura, which has just crashed at the China box office. Billed as China’s Lord of … Continue reading

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LUNATIC RAVINGS

SHOWDOWN AT THE TARIFF CORRAL This should be set to music, a dirge for all the stuff the modern world was made of, that all went over to the world’s factory in China, and out of view, coming back to … Continue reading

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HYDROPOWERING CENTRAL TIBET

BLOG 1 OF 3 ON CHINA’S RENEWED PLANS FOR HYDRODAMS AND POWER GRIDS SPANNING TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION As Tibet urbanises, electricity demand now greatly outstrips supply, especially in the winter and spring seasons of low water flow and little hydropower … Continue reading

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