China’s Jul 18 white paper on ecological progress on the Tibetan Plateau is riddled with lies and factual errors known full well to those who are paying attention.
Society & Community
“China does not tell us what to do in our respective centres.” Interview on China creating the Global Centre Mekong Study (GCMS) to conduct academic research on the Mekong.
“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
While the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims continues, a story just as consequential and longer in the making has gone largely unreported.
Scrap piles up right at the entrance gate to the village, and covers all canals, alleys and heaps up at houses. Schools are ‘attacked’ by waste and thick black smoke.
Climate migrants are further exposing the need for Bangkok planners to come up with better methods to confine urban sprawl, cope with climate change and ensure a better deal for all.
Hydropower development fuels ethnic minority grievances over indigenous land rights.
Without free, informed and prior consent from the public, international disputes may arise, as was seen with the Myitsone Dam and the Letpadaung Copper Mine.
Ignoring cross border impacts of large infrastructure projects will spark conflict along rivers.
The findings are important: they raise questions about assumptions made in global climate change projections as well as future environmental conditions in the region.
Taking place July 1-3, led by Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and China’s People’s Daily.
Because Bangkok is spearheading the fund, it will contribute seed money, Thai Premier said, without elaborating. Senior officials from the five nations would meet later this year to discuss details.