If Development is the solution, what is the problem?

TROUBLED TIBET: THE PREFECTURES OF KANDZE AND NGAWA For the densely populated inland province of Sichuan, its mountainous Tibetan rump has always been an anomaly. Sichuan is a largely lowland province, stiflingly hot and humid in summer, made more fiery by a passion for the hottest of chilies in most dishes. The alpine meadows of […]

ALL AT SEA WITH THE LHASA CONSENSUS

CHINA’S HISTORIC RIGHTS TO OCEANS AND PLATEAUS First, we had the “Washington consensus” of the 1990s, a convergence of “well-known facts” about the inevitable triumph of capitalism, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. The Washington Consensus on the superiority of neoliberal capitalism coincided, not coincidentally, with the […]