SEVENTH TIBETWORK FORUM DECREES THE FUTURE

Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development SEVENTH TIBETWORK FORUM AUGUST 2020 On 28 and 29 August 2020 there was a Work Forum on Tibet, in Beijing. What is a work forum? In any large country, with many government departments and levels of government from township and local county up to national, …

WHO ARE OUR ENEMIES?

HAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS RAGE IN XINJIANG TWO of four blogposts on authoritarian China’s delusional fixation on predictive policing CITIZENS ARE THE PREDICTABLE ENEMY In China, this quest to identify the enemy has deep roots. It is almost 100 years since Mao wrote one of his most famous essays: “Who are our enemies, and who are our …

SPEAKING IN SLOGANS

HAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS RAGE IN XINJIANG THREE of four blogposts on authoritarian China’s delusional fixation on predictive policing SPEAKING IN SLOGANS 24/7 Having identified the Tibetans and Uighurs as China’s eternal internal enemies, coercive correction ensues. In today’s wolf warrior China, it follows readily that what you do with enemies you cannot be rid of, you …

DO UIGHUR LIVES MATTER?

HAN SELF-RIGHTEOUS RAGE IN XINJIANG FOUR of four blogposts on authoritarian China’s delusional fixation on predictive policing In Western countries racism is debated everywhere, at all times, is vigorously contested, so much so that even in the middle of a pandemic entrenched racism and its legacies is the top topic. There is no such debate …

UNPACKING KEY CCP PROPAGANDA ON CLIMATE

A Tibetan new gen in exile has opportunity to revitalise the Tibet issue, to make it integral to the many global debates already trending. Existing debates about climate, carbon emissions, air pollution, pandemic response, wildlife extinctions, inequality, entrenched racism, now dominate the public sphere worldwide. These debates lack Tibetan voices, who could offer uniquely Tibetan …