Monthly Archives: November 2012

Copper-coloured Mountain

MINERALS IN THE NEW CHINA MODEL: RULE OF LAW? #6 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET   Tibetans, in Tibet and in exile, frequently express dismay about mining. When one sees the damage done by immigrant, nonTibetan gold … Continue reading

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DECODING XI JINPING’S INSIDER LANGUAGE

CHINESE ROCKET SCIENCE AND THE “WICKED” PROBLEMS OF TIBET #5 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET The engineers of the old Politburo that retired in 2012 had a secret religion, called metasynthetic engineering. It worships computerised modelling of … Continue reading

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Glue ear, and the one-eyed camera gaze

PERVERSE OUTCOMES FOR CHINA AND FOR TIBET #4 in a series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET Why are Tibetans so unhappy? Why have 70 Tibetans burned their bodies in protest? Is it possible to understand this solely as a question … Continue reading

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Globalising Tibet, despoiling Tibet

ALLOCATING TIBET A ROLE IN THE GLOBAL DIVISION OF LABOUR #3 in a blog series on THE FUTURE OF TIBET If China succeeds in enmeshing Tibet with the lowland economy of China, Tibet will not only be re-oriented to look … Continue reading

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China’s big plan for Tibet

CHINA’S SCALED UP INTERVENTIONS IN TIBETAN LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS #2 in a series on CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF TIBET China has big plans for the Tibetan Plateau. China has long had big plans for Tibet, but often they failed … Continue reading

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China’s new central leaders: a new start?

INTRODUCING A NEW SERIES OF REPORTS ON TODAY’S CHINA & IMPACTS ON TIBET CHINA’S NEW LEADERS: CAN THERE BE A RESTART ON TIBET? China has new leaders. A new generation has replaced the engineers who believed all problems have an … Continue reading

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