Journalists Become Latest Casualties of China-India Rivalry

China and India’s geopolitical rivalry has reached a nadir, with both countries all but barring the other’s journalists from working in their respective territories. Inflamed by an ongoing military conflict along the China-India...

Improved Outlook for Himalayan Water Supply

Ars Technica’s Scott K. Johnson reports that the effects of retreating Himalayan glaciers on China’s rivers this century may be fairly limited, offering some rare respite from a stream of bad news about the...

Pole-Land: The Climate of Tibet

The Economist examines conflicting research into the effects of climate change on the Tibetan plateau and surrounding mountains, known collectively as Earth’s “Third Pole”: Until recently studies of the Third...

Chinese Inroads in Nepal Stanch Tibetan Influx

Nepal has long been “a mouse trapped between elephants”, with a historically close relationship with India and more recently growing links to China. As Beijing’s influence increases, some in the country’s...

Fifty Years On, Sino-Indian Border Still Unsettled

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the start of the 1962 Sino-Indian War on Saturday, The Economist visited the disputed region of Arunachal Pradesh over which it was fought. The area, sometimes known in China as “South...

Jayadeva Ranade: It Takes Two To Tango

Jayadeva Ranade is a former additional secretary in the cabinet secretariat. He writes on the Indian Times: The global geopolitical order has been undergoing a transformation in recent years. The transition heralds the emergence...

Japanese Climbers Die on Tibet Mountain

Three Japanese mountain climbers have been killed while scaling Tibet’s Mount Kulagangri (also known as Kula Kangri), according to the New York Times: The bodies of the climbers were found by team members about 980 feet...

Why the Himalayas Might Not Look Like This for Much Longer – Will Hutton

From The Observer: For decades climate-change protesters have had an easy target: the gas-guzzling Americans who emit more carbon dioxide per capita, and more as a civilisation, than anybody else. If only the US would change its ways, all would be well. It is true that America’s attitude and behaviour are global problems; but it […]

Research Finds Himalayan Snow Cap Affected by Global Warming – Xinhua

From Xinhua, translated by CDT: A research paper jointly done by Chinese, French, Russian and American scientists have found that snow caps on the Himalayas mountains have been affected by global warming. The finding was based on the research on ice cores from the mountains collected in 2001, 2002 and recent years. Analysis finds that […]



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