CENTRAL PLANNING TIBET

Blog six in a series on Tibet in 2021                         6/8 14TH FIVE YEAR PLAN plus GOALS FOR 2035 Seeing five years ahead, immediately after a global pandemic, might seem ambitious, but China’s leaders are more ambitious than that, announcing (at the CCP Fifth Plenum in October 2020) goals for 2035. Of necessity these goals are …

Picking quarrels, provoking troubles?

Blog eight in a series on Tibet in 2021                     8/8 PUTTING THESE TRENDS TOGETHER: Two divergent trends for 2021 are evident, if one looks at Tibet from Beijing, not only through the eyes of the CCP but of the established elite more broadly, including the security state, and liberal academics who are increasingly discovering much …

A DAM FOR ME, A DAM FOR YOU

MISINFORMATION OR DISINFORMATION? Within hours of a Global Times report that China is now committed to a massive hydro dam building project on the Yarlung Tsangpo/Brahmaputra, the story was picked up and amplified by media across Asia, from India to Hong Kong, The Hindu to South China Morning Post. Yet the Global Times 29 November …

WHEN WARRIORS DO DEVELOPMENT

A blog series on grassroots village development and conservation partnerships between Tibetans and the few outsiders who deeply immerse in seeing through Tibetan eyes: featuring two women, warrior Pamela Logan and Lü  Zhi of Peking University. DOING DEVELOPMENT 2020 STYLE When China builds a huge solar panel installation in Tibet, by far the biggest in …

BELIEVING IN YESTERDAY

A blog series on grassroots village development and conservation partnerships between Tibetans and the few outsiders who deeply immerse in seeing through Tibetan eyes: featuring two women, bushido warrior Pamela Logan and Lü  Zhi of Peking University. Blog two. TO CROSS THE RIVER, FEEL FOR THE NEXT STONE Pamela Logan’s  narratives meander, across landscapes, across …

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN TIBET

Advocacy opportunities Occasionally, readers of the Rukor.org blog wonder what can be done in a practical way to right the wrongs China’s “development” agenda imposes on Tibet. One example is our recent blog series on trout manufacture in Amdo Chabcha, in 200 cages set into the nine  reservoirs China has built on the Ma Chu/Yellow …

TIBET’S GLOBALISED FISH INDUSTRY

INAUSPICIOUS RAINBOW FISH OF TIBET Blog one of five on an industry totally new to Tibet: mass manufacture of millions of alien trout in hydro dams on the Ma Chu/Yellow River This is a fish story with the lot, which is why it’s a long read. It’s got predation, pollution, protein, pristine rivers, and post-pandemic …

ACCELERATING FACTORY FARMING

Blog three of five on an industry totally new to Tibet: mass manufacture of millions of alien trout in hydro dams on the Ma Chu/Yellow River URBAN DEMAND, URBAN CONFUSION While trout production in Tibet has taken off, there has been much trouble at the far end of the commodity chain, among wealthy urban consumers …