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MIGHTY DRI CHU/YANGTZE

PROTECTING THE YANGTZE, FROM TIBET TO SHANGHAI What connects Tibet and China most immediately, most physically, is water, the flow of water from the glaciers and great meandering pastoral rivers of Tibet, which eventually reach lowland China, specifically the Ma … Continue reading

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Prefabricated toxic homes for displaced Tibetan nomads

In today’s new era China, every advance has to be called a system, ideally a system born of “top-level design.” Depopulating rural Tibet, to make way for virgin grassland wilderness attractive to Han tourism, is now on such a scale … Continue reading

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SYNTHETIC CONTROL TIBET

A spectre is haunting Tibet (as Marx used to say), a spectre of itself. A Tibet double, invented by clever Chinese agricultural economists, now walks alongside actual Tibet, every step of the way. It is officially known as Synthetic Control … Continue reading

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DAMMING A DESERT

Whatever becomes a scientific object becomes a problem, which in turn requires management, human intervention. No thing can be left as is, because that is risky. If it can be measured, it can be managed, as they say in business … Continue reading

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PARKS, RIGHTS, NOMADS

SUSTAINABLE WILDLIFE, SUSTAINABLE TIBETAN LIVELIHOODS “The industrial powerhouse China and major energy exporters are doing almost nothing to limit carbon dioxide emissions.” That is how The Guardian sums up China’s inaction on climate change, summarising a 2018 report in a … Continue reading

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Appropriating Tibet

As the Americans say, you can put lipstick on a pig, but         ….. it’s still a pig. You can dress up a beguilingly humanoid robot in Tibetan gear, in a pink and yellow outfit, top her whirring machinery brain with … Continue reading

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Panchen Rinpoche Chokyi Galtsen

Probably the best thing I did in my life was a simple idea, implemented with a typewriter and airmail envelope: to arrange for Gyalwa Rinpoche and Panchen Rinpoche to have in indepth, free, unmonitored conversation without other parties listening in. … Continue reading

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Katowice, climate, Tibet

Tibetans made a big effort to be a presence during the complex global negotiations that in 2015 produced the Paris climate change agreement.In 2015 and in earlier years Tibetans closely tracked the frustratingly slow back and forth of a world … Continue reading

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RIVER IN THE SKY DIES LAUGHING

There is nothing so attractive to Communist Party leaders as a new opportunity to display mastery. It may be the tech bro dream of closely monitoring the movements of individuals, each of them, at all times. It may be monitoring … Continue reading

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DAMS, POWER GRIDS, GEOENGINEERING TIBETAN CLIMATE

MORE HYDRO DAMMING, POWER GRIDS & CLOUD SEEDING GEOENGINEERING IN TIBET Updating recent www.rukor.org  reports: RUKOR ANALYSIS: New hydro dams on Tibetan rivers, new propaganda for geoengineering, by cloud seeding the source area of China’s great rivers in Tibet. China … Continue reading

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