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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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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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