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  1. India fears Beijing's dams will harm Brahmaputra

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... of Tibet, the 7.5 billion yuan (HK$8.7 billion), 510 megawatt dam is meant to ease power shortages in central Tibet once completed in 2014, Xinhua said. But the announcement, which analysts say has underlined Beijing's ambition to tap the enormous hydropower potential in Tibet, has already raised quite a few eyebrows in both India and China. Top Indian diplomats, including External Affairs ...

  2. In need of Tibetan wisdom

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... Translation Project at Oxford University and has spent 23 years researching archaeology sites related to the Bon religion in Tibet. He has written five books on the subject. Professor Bellezza has seen far more of Tibet than any tourist. An expert on Tibet's lost Zhang Zhung civilisation, which lasted from 1000BC to 700AD, he sees parallels between then and now- and draws lessons ...

  3. The big squeeze

    Posted Jul 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... again as the Three Gorges dam. The Brahmaputra is of special interest. Its source is close to the sacred Mount Kailash, and it flows from west to east across southern Tibet before turning north ... economical with information about what it is doing in Tibet. International Rivers, a leading non-governmental organisation with a mission to protect rivers and the communities who depend on them, ...

  4. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Suddenly, Tibet is front-page news the world over, again. In some ways, that is to be expected, as part of the pre-Olympic fever. How can those in the west with multiple ... concern, but not yet too politically controversial - climate change and the degradation of our environment, as applied to the Tibetan plateau. Traditionally, nomads on the plateau saw their wealth ...

  5. Plan to tap west's water is stuck in mud

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... ridiculed by many experts as a fantasy which poses environmental and geological hazards, and is fraught with political risks at home and abroad. Guo Kai, who first proposed diverting water from Tibet to the mainland's arid north in the early 1990s, said the Three Gorges Dam and the South-North Water Diversion projects, both under construction and costing a fortune, were no cure ...

  6. 'Evolutionary cradle' of Ice Age mammals in Tibet

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... older, or more, than any other woolly rhinos we have known. 'It's quite well preserved.' The rhino was found in Tibet's Zanda Basin in 2007. The area is rich in fossil beds, ... across a larger area during the recent ice ages, the researchers suggest that the Tibetan Plateau may have been their evolutionary cradle. 'Cold places, such as Tibet, the Arctic ...

  7. So far, so good in Rudd's diplomatic balancing act

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... became prime minister last November, and he was under pressure from his political opponents at home to take a tough stance on Tibet when he met with the Chinese leadership. Mr Rudd is the only ... Greg Barns K.D. Lang, the popular Canadian singer, was cooing over Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's performance in Beijing last week. Lang, a member of the Free Tibet movement, ...

  8. Tibet dam project faces risk of big earthquakes

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Powerful earthquakes and ethnic tension in a remote region of Tibet pose a threat to a controversial hydroelectric project on the most important river China shares with India, according to experts in the area's geology and population. The construction of the Zangmu hydroelectric project, the biggest in Tibet, has attracted international attention after Beijing ...

  9. Bloom and gloom: how glacier melt greens the desert but dries up Tibet

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Climate change is having profoundly different impacts on China's two westernmost regions, Tibet and Xinjiang. While Tibet is mired in a deepening drought, and will continue to suffer declining water resources in future years, the water table is on the rise in Xinjiang and the dry climate is gradually becoming more humid. Glaciers in Tibet have been melting ...

  10. Concern over Tibet tourism boom

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The number of tourists flocking to Tibet this year has exceeded its entire population, a year after the secluded region was linked to the rest of the world by railway ... night became visitor No3 million this year, making Tibet the first region on the mainland where annual visitors have outnumbered its own population, China News Service reported. Tibet is home ...




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