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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...

Guangxi River Pollution Highlights Broader Issues

Xinhua reports that five officials in Guangxi have been suspended over heavy metal contamination in the Hejiang river. The owner of one processing plant has also been detained, but as Businessweek’s Christina Larson...

Pandas Survive Quake, But Some Face Other Threats

Xinhua reports that the 61 giant pandas at the Bifengxia breeding center were not physically harmed by the 6.6Mw earthquake that struck Sichuan province on Saturday, killing 193 and injuring over 12,000: According to the video...

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...

Landslide Draws Attention to Toll of Mining on Tibet

Rescue work has resumed at the site of a disaster-struck mine near Lhasa after being suspended on Monday due to the risk of further landslides. The bodies of 59 of the 83 workers buried last Friday have now been recovered. China...

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