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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 1 of 4

Why is it “inefficient” to save the lives of mothers? This is the first in a series of four blogposts on why so many women in Tibet die in childbirth, usually alone, bleeding to death. As with almost anything to … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 2 of 4

Traditional Tibetan sciences of healing, and Community Health Workers Second in a series of four blogs on why so many Tibetan women die in childbirth, and what fresh solutions may be possible. The first in this series canvassed the conventional … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 3 of 4

Reaching out to remote women: Sciences of healing, Sowa Rigpa and Community Health Workers In the first two blogs, we asked why it is that well into the 21st century, on the eve of declaring China the great success story … Continue reading

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MATERNAL MORTALITY IN TIBET: 4 of 4

New hope for the women of Tibet: Sciences of healing, Sowa Rigpa and Community Health Workers This is the fourth of four blogs on the number of Tibetan women dying in childbirth, at a rate equivalent to some of the … Continue reading

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Making the Mountains Muncipal

What’s in a name:    SHIGATSE AND CHAMDO BECOME CITIES China has declared Shigatse and Chamdo henceforth to be municipalities, rebadging not only two of the bigger towns in Tibet but their entire prefectures, which are largely rural, mountainous and … Continue reading

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INTO A WORLD LED BY CHINESE CHARACTERISTICS

HOW TIBETANS FARED AT THE WORLD PARKS CONGRESS 2014 When China gains leadership of global institutions, everything shifts. The urbane, talented Chinese who now head the World Health Organisation and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are pioneers in … Continue reading

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PROTECTION OR DESTITUTION?

  What is really happening in protected areas in China BY ENVIRONMENT DESK OF TIBET POLICY INSTITUTE, INDIA For IUCN World Parks Congress 2014   When a government declares an area protected that’s good. When state power draws a red … Continue reading

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THE LHASA CONSENSUS

“LHASA CONSENSUS” AND CHINA’S WESTWARDS DEVELOPMENT A gathering in Lhasa in August attracted brief headlines, generated less by its’ dry subject –the future development of Tibet- than by the intriguing announcement of a “Lhasa Consensus.” This knowing nod to the … Continue reading

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CAN XI JINPING CREATE A NEW REALITY?

BUT FIRST, DO THE DIRTY DISHES The previous blog on Steve Jobs and Xi Jinping made the seemingly counter-intuitive case for likening Steve Jobs and Xi Jinping. It’s not just the sheer force of will both embody, but the capacity … Continue reading

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STEVE JOBS AND XI JINPING

WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON? MORE THAN YOU MIGHT EXPECT   What could Xi Jinping and Steve Jobs have in common? To liken them is surely a stretch? Maybe not. It’s not just the personal psychologies of two alpha … Continue reading

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