SWALLOWING TIBET?

CHINA’S FIRST FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR TIBET     By Gabriel Lafitte                                             March 2011   China’s 12th Five-Year Plan has been launched, covering the years 2011 through 2015. This twelfth plan continues a lineage of central plans originating in the revolutionary years when Stalin’s Soviet Union was the model for everything, including the dream of a […]

CENTRALLY PLANNING TIBET IN 2011

CHINA’S CENTRAL PLANNERS: THE VISION OF PERFECTED RATIONALITY   By Gabriel Lafitte March 2011 In the west, central planning is the antithesis of efficiency; in China it remains the epitome. China’s 12th Five-Year Plan for China, including Tibet, has just been launched. Central planning got a bad name in the Soviet bloc, synonymous with waste, […]