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Mining Tibet, Poisoning China

At The Asian Review of Books, the University of Sydney’s Kerry Brown reviews Gabriel Lafitte’s forthcoming book, Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World, available October 8th: A few...

France 24: Seven Days in Tibet

Cyril Payen, a correspondent for France 24, got rare access to Tibet with a seven-day visa. He interviews activists and shows footage of the severe security presence in Lhasa, as well as the construction around the sacred...

Tibet’s Untouchable Environmental Challenges

Tibet’s environment is in jeopardy due to mining and hydropower operations, but despite increasing damage, many are afraid to speak up due to the sensitive nature of Tibet-related topics. Even for Southern Weekly, one of the...

Mining in Tibet: The Price of Gold

The Economist examines vigorous exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources in light of a landslide that killed 83 at a mine near Lhasa last week: THE ecology of the Tibetan plateau, noted the Ministry of Land and Resources...

Tibet Landslide Rescue Work Suspended

Rescue efforts have been halted at a mine near Lhasa due to fears that fresh landslides might add to the toll from Friday’s disaster. 36 bodies have been recovered, and little hope remains of any survivors among the 83...

83 Buried in Tibet Mine Landslide (Updated)

Rescue efforts by thousands of soldiers, armed police and firefighters turned up a single body on Saturday [see update below], over a day and a half after two million cubic meters of mud and rock buried 83 miners near Lhasa....

Checkpoint on the Road to Lhasa

In the New Statesman, Tibetan dissident Tsering Woeser writes about the tightening government control over Tibet as a result of recent protests: Early one summer morning in August, travelling from Golmud to Lhasa on the...

The “Disneyfication of Tibet”

As China’s inbound international tourism continues to grow along with the numbers of potential domestic ticket buyers, China is experiencing an amusement park boom, and is expected to have more theme parks than the USA by...

China to Build £3bn Theme Park in Tibet

The Chinese government has begun work on a £3-billion (approximately US$4.65 billion) theme park on the outskirts of Lhasa, the capital of the troubled Tibetan Autonomous Region. Despite the huge potential economic interests...

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