China’s New Tibetan Line Tracks The Indian Border

Travel times from Lhasa to the border city of Nyingchi, on the front line of the China-India military standoff and buildup, will be slashed from nine hours by road to about three hours. The rail artery runs in parallel with the Yaluzangbu River, the Chinese name of the Brahmaputra River in India that rises in […]

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One Hundred Years Of Devastation

The Communist Party of China’s 1951 annexation of the water-rich Tibetan Plateau – the starting point of Asia’s ten major river systems – gave China tremendous power over Asia’s water map. In the ensuing decades, the country has made the most of this riparian advantage, but at an enormous social and environmental cost. Read More […]

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A Prison Called Tibet

In the early twentieth century, during a period when Tibet was effectively self-governed, it was known as “the hermit kingdom.”… In more recent times, Tibet’s isolation has been shaped by altogether different forces, some of which have reduced it and some of which have heightened it.  Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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Will China Turn Off Asia’s Tap?

Even after Asia’s economies climb out of the COVID-19 recession, China’s strategy of frenetically building dams and reservoirs on transnational rivers will confront them with a more permanent barrier to long-term economic prosperity: water scarcity. Read Here | Project Syndicate

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