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PUMPING TIBET

BLOG 2 OF 3 ON CHINA’S RENEWED PLANS FOR HYDRODAMS AND POWER GRIDS SPANNING TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION China pioneered technologies for transmitting electricity at ultra-high voltages vast distances, using direct current, making it possible to dream big and plan big, … Continue reading

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CORPORATE GIANTS OVERPOWERING TIBET

BLOG 3 OF 3 ON CHINA’S RENEWED PLANS FOR HYDRODAMS AND POWER GRIDS SPANNING TIBET AUTONOMOUS REGION In the first years of this century electricity demand in China grew annually by as much as 15 per cent. A world record. … Continue reading

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NOT THE LAST BLOG POST

I owe you an explanation. A year ago, I posted a blog announcing I was going to die soon. A year later the blogs still roll out, and so do I. The tumours are still there, though shrunk, in the … Continue reading

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HUMAN FOOTPRINT IMPACT IN TIBET

Blog two of four on splitting the land of Tibet from the Tibetans as a people   If all human activity in Tibet is harmful to biodiversity and water supply, nature and culture have been fully divorced, and exist only … Continue reading

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FROM GRAZING TIBET TO GRASSING TIBET

Blog three of four on splitting the land of Tibet from the Tibetans as a people. Tibet has become human, all too human, and that is a problem. The Human Footprint Score or Human Influence Intensity (HFS or HII) has … Continue reading

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NATURALISING ALIEN RULE

Blog four of four on splitting the land of Tibet from the Tibetans as a people   In several Rukor blogs, we have explored the nationalisation of the Tibetan Plateau by a party-state keen to inscribe its ownership, active management … Continue reading

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BUILDING ECOLOGICAL CIVILISATION IN CHINA’S TIBET

Blog one of four on splitting the land of Tibet from the Tibetans as a people China’s frequently repeated Marxist dialectic proposition, that there is a contradiction between grass and animals simply means what is obvious: the more grass the … Continue reading

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MAKING CHINA GREAT IN LHUNTSE

MINING TIBETAN GOLD, MINING BEIJING’S PATRIOTIC SUBSIDIES   Chinese announcements of mineral bonanzas under the Tibetan surface have been made for decades, but in only a few areas has this led to mining. Now, in remote Lhuntse county, well to … Continue reading

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ARE TIBETANS POOR?

Blog three of four on POVERTY, IMMISERISATION and DESTITUTION in TIBET   HOW TIBETANS EXPERIENCE POVERTY China has for many years insisted that Tibet, usually meaning only Tibet Autonomous Region, is in fact progressing in great leaps, everyone benefits from … Continue reading

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PRECARITY IN TIBET

Blog four of four on POVERTY, IMMISERISATION and DESTITUTION in TIBET The more closely one looks at poverty and its remedies, the more problems arise. In 2018, as part of a major reorganisation of China’s party-state power, a new approach … Continue reading

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