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Pressure China to enter into appropriate water-sharing agreements

22 March 2013

c/o International Tibet Network
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To: Environment Ministers of the Governments of India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Laos, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam.
cc Mrs Irina Bokuva, Director General, …

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Rinsing Away the Failures of Hydropower

By staff reporter Liu Hongqiao 05.24.2012 15:17

Villagers in Qinghai saw their livelihoods sold down the river, only to be bought back up again by the local government with public funds. This year, one municipal government quietly rolled out policies …

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Climate scepticism threatens people, planet – IPCC chief

Source: Alertnet // Thin Lei Win

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Rajendra Pachauri speaks during the opening of the conference on climate change and displacement in Oslo, Norway, on June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Stian Lysberg Solum/Scanpix Norwa

BANGKOK (AlertNet) – …

Mineral shortages looming in China

23 April 2012
Commodity Online
Commodity Online India Limited
BEIJING, April 23 — China is reportedly running out of 11 critical minerals and will face a serious shortage of them by 2020 says Xu Shaoshi Minister of Land and Resources.…

Mining for gold after kicking out the Tibetan nomads

SNNR Dachang Overview LABELLED

The establishment of protected nature reserves is a time-tested method of asserting state authority over territories and peoples that were previously subject to weak control. Whether it is in the name of protecting tigers in India, forests in Central America …

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China behind Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh drying up?

China is believed to be building dams on the Siang, known as the Yarlung Tasngpo in Tibet.

By Kaushik Deka, Mail Today: On March 1, when Oyen Moyang, 48, came to see his farmland on the bank of the Siang …

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China to impose “strictest control” over water resources: report

Below is Xinhua report on water pricing in China, a seemingly dull and technical question that actually has major consequences for Tibet.

China’s plans for massive dams and canals to capture and divert Tibetan rivers, and China’s insistence on removing …