MINING TIBET

CHINA’S EXPLOITATION OF TIBET’S MINERAL RESOURCES Radio Free Asia is broadcasting in Tibetan a series of talks on China’s exploitation of the mineral wealth of the Tibetan Plateau. Below is the English text on which the Tibetan broadcasts are based, written by Warren Smith, as a condensation of the 2013 book Spoiling Tibet: China and […]

NATIONAL PARKS IN TIBET, PARKING THE NATIONALS OF TIBET

WHY NATIONAL PARKS IN TIBET? #1 of 2 blogposts “China is considering establishing a national park in the Sanjiangyuan (Sources of Three Rivers) Area to protect the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) rivers. A meeting of the Central Leading Group for Reform at the end of 2015 decided to upgrade the Sanjiangyuan […]

PARKING THE NATIONALS OF TIBET, NEW NATIONAL PARKS IN TIBET

#2 of 2 blogposts GROWING MORE GRASS IN TIBET: INTEGRAL TO CHINA’S GLOBAL CLIMATE DIPLOMACY Western China, especially the Tibetan Plateau , has become China’s primary contribution to the global effort to mitigate or at least adapt to inevitable climate change, until China’s promises of actual emissions reductions become effective. Officially, that is to happen […]