The Red Dragon – Subjugator of Tibet

DOOMED AMERICAN CHINA FANTASY – ONE BELT, ONE ROAD TO OPPRESSION

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DOOMED AMERICAN CHINA FANTASY – ONE BELT, ONE ROAD TO OPPRESSION

DOOMED AMERICAN CHINA FANTASY – ONE BELT, ONE ROAD TO OPPRESSION.

America’s participation in Red China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative accomplishes continued Occupation, Oppression, and Suppression in Tibet undermining American core values of Freedom, Peace, Democracy, and Natural Justice.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
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Doomed American China Fantasy – One Belt, One Road to Oppression.

 

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US U-turn on China puts India in a fix

Doomed American China Fantasy – One Belt, One Road to Oppression.

In a step which could see India put under tremendous pressure, the United States of America has decided to take a U-Turn from its initial position and is set to participate in China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, being organised in Beijing.

The event, is to showcase and build momentum for its new 21st-century silk route, both land and maritime, and other similar initiatives which would lead to increasing connectivity with Asian and European countries and solidify its place in the world as a major trading partner.
In India, along with concerns over its sovereignty, it is also seen as a continuation of Chinese strategy of ‘strings of pearls’ which China uses to flex its muscle in India’s neighbourhood.

The step of the US has put India in a dilemma as the change in its stance is early signal that the Trump administration is reframing the US-China relationship, according to Jagannath Panda, from the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi.

India, which is still undecided on whether to send its representatives to the event to be held this Sunday and Monday, maintains that China has not built an environment of trust to carry out the belt and road projects.

The country’s concerns on the Chinese project stem from what it perceives to be a lack of regard shown to issues raised by it that projects which are part of OBOR impinge its sovereignty.

For example, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is a part of the larger project, by which China is set to link the Xinjiang province with the Gwadar port in Pakistan and is to be built-in Balochistan, passes through Gilgit-Baltistan region which India claims as its own.

Concerns such as these have led to the serious thoughts whether to send representatives to the event or not and if yes, officials of what level are to attend. Reports have claimed that the country may be represented by junior embassy level officials.
The thinking is that even if it does not attend, it may not lead to any immediate material loss to it as OBOR is not a membership-based organisation, and may even get India praise in certain quarters for taking a principled stand.

Other than officials, academics from India may be present at the meet which is to see representation from over 50 countries including organisations such the World Bank.

The US has now decided to send senior representation to the event, with an inter-agency delegation led by Matthew Pottinger, a top adviser to the Trump administration and National Security Council senior director for East Asia to take part.

But many see it to be a trade-off between the country and China after the latter’s commitment to buy American beef as part of the Donald Trump’s 100-day plan’ agreement, and in return, the US will not only attend the event but also allow Chinese banks to expand their operation in the US.

The decision seems to be a direct result of the meeting between Trump and the Chinese President Xi Jinping when the Chinese leader visited the US last month. Chinese vice-finance minister Zhu Guangyao is reported to have said, ‘We welcome all countries to attend. And we welcome the United States’ attendance as the world’s largest economy.’

Out of the representatives of different countries, head of state’s of more than 29 countries are to be present for the programme. And now with the entry of the US into the fray, along with countries like Britain and Germany, China’s dominant position in the programme may be somewhat diluted.

Other countries that are taking part include Japan and South Korea, which have military differences with China, as well as other countries engaged in territorial disputes with China over the South China Sea issue, including Vietnam and Indonesia. Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka will also take part.

China may be put under pressure on the issue of transparency as other developed countries may ask for more details related to its plans, and whether it would follow internationally accepted standards on environment and labour in the projects which include six economic corridors but have not seen any reliable map made available.

According to reports, Tom Miller, author of a recent book, China’s Asian Dream, said, ‘What actually gets built will depend on what deals Chinese companies or the government make with other countries, abroad or on the deals that the Chinese government makes with other governments abroad, and no one knows exactly what those are going to be.’

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THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – THE ROAD TO CONQUEST AND SUBJUGATION

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THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – THE ROAD TO CONQUEST AND SUBJUGATION, AND DOMINATION OF GLOBAL MARKETPLACE.

Red China, often recognized as ‘The Evil Red Empire’ is reshaping the world as per its doctrine of Neocolonialism. In the historical past, Colonial Powers of Europe conquered countries using military power to establish Colonies with intent to dominate Land, People and their economic resources. Red China’s Neocolonialism involves use of Economic Power to gain acceptance of other countries to its plan of Expansionism. Red China achieved this military and economic power after her successful military conquest of Tibet in 1950s. Red China’s ‘One Belt-One Road’ (OBOR) simply reflects the reality of Military Conquest and Political Subjugation of Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – THE ROAD TO CONQUEST AND SUBJUGATION. RED CHINA’S NEOCOLONIALISM.

XI’S $500 BILLION PUSH TO RESHAPE THE WORLD IN CHINA’S IMAGE

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China is one of the few countries in the world today with money to spend, and Xi Jinping is ready to write some checks.

China’s president will host some 28 world leaders in Beijing on Sunday at the first Belt and Road Forum, the centerpiece of a soft-power push backed by hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects. More than 100 countries on five continents have signed up, showing the demand for global economic cooperation despite rising protectionism in the U.S. and Europe.

For Xi, the initiative is designed to solidify his image as one of the world’s leading advocates of globalization while U.S. President Donald Trump cuts overseas funds in the name of “America First.” The summit aims to ease concerns about China’s rise and boost Xi’s profile at home, where he’s become the most powerful leader since Deng Xiaoping died in 1997.

The Belt and Road Initiative “will likely be Xi’s most lasting legacy,” said Trey McArver, the London-based director of China research for TS Lombard, an investment research company. “It has the potential to remake global — particularly Asian — trade and economic patterns.”

The strategy also carries risks. The initiative is so far little more than a marketing slogan that encompasses all sorts of projects that China had initiated overseas for years, and major world leaders like Trump, Angela Merkel and Shinzo Abe are staying away. How Xi answers a range of outstanding questions will go a long way in determining its success.

Key to reducing uncertainty will be addressing the concerns of strategic rivals like India, Russia and the U.S., particularly as China’s growing military prowess lets it be more assertive over disputed territory. Chinese moves to spend more than $50 billion on an economic corridor in Pakistan, build a port in Djibouti and construct oil pipelines in central Asia are all creating infrastructure that could be used to challenge traditional powers.

“China needs to recognize that the way it perceives the Belt and Road Initiative is not necessarily the same way others will,” said Paul Haenle, a former China director on the U.S. National Security Council who now heads the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing. For countries like the U.S., he said, “it’s impossible not to view the BRI through a geopolitical lens — a Chinese effort to build a sphere of influence.”

THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – THE ROAD TO CONQUEST AND SUBJUGATION. RED CHINA’S DOCTRINE OF NEOCOLONIALISM.

© Bloomberg News Chinese president Xi Jinping

Excess Capacity

In September 2013, when Xi first pitched the plan at an obscure Kazakhstan university, he focused on the Eurasia landmass. Since then, it has repeatedly changed names and expanded to include the entire world, with the main goal of rebuilding the ancient trading routes from China to Europe overland and by sea.

One key driver was economic: China wants to spur growth in underdeveloped hinterlands and find more markets for excess industrial capacity. With more than $3 trillion in international reserves — more than a quarter of the world’s total — China has more resources than developed economies struggling to hit budget targets.

The plan gained steam last year when populist movements spurred a backlash against trade and immigration in the U.S. and Europe. Brexit raised questions about the European Union’s viability, while Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership gutted the biggest U.S. push to shape global economic rules.

Trade Champion

“It was very disappointing, and it makes us feel that there is a big vacuum that Belt and Road can help to fill,” Cheah Cheng Hye, chairman and co-chief investment officer at the Hong Kong-based Value Partners Group. “So all of sudden, we begin to appreciate this Chinese initiative.”

Xi wasted no time filling the void. With exporting nations looking for a free-trade champion, he told the global elite in Davos, Switzerland, to resist protectionism and join China in boosting global commerce.

The U.S. and Europe “almost unwittingly” created space for Xi to push China’s interests, according to Peter Cai, research fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy.

“China is offering an alternative to the U.S. version of globalization,” Cai said. “In the Chinese case, it’s globalization paved by concrete: railways, highways, pipelines, ports.”

Related gallery: 33 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world (provided by Business Insider)

THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – THE ROAD TO CONQUEST AND SUBJUGATION. RED CHINA RESHAPING WORLD THROUGH NEOCOLONIALISM.

33 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world

Draft Communique

This year, five European countries — Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, France and Italy — openly voiced support for the initiative. On trips to China in February, Italian President Sergio Mattarella proposed plans for the ports of Genoa and Trieste, while French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attended the arrival ceremony of a freight train from Lyon.

The summit will feature the likes of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Greece’s Alexis Tsipras and the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte. The U.S. and most Western countries are expected to send lower-level representatives.

A draft communique circulated before the event combined a commitment to open markets with endorsements of China’s diplomatic goals, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the document. It also generated some controversy among Beijing-based diplomats who said they didn’t have enough time to vet the document, underscoring the initiative’s potential to cause conflict.

$500 Billion

China has invested more than $50 billion in Belt and Road countries since 2013, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Credit Suisse Group AG said this month that China could pour more than $500 billion into 62 countries over five years.

China’s state-run companies like China National Petroleum Corp. and China Mobile Ltd. — the world’s largest wireless carrier — are positioned to reap the rewards. Executives from six of China’s largest state-run firms sought to reassure the public this week that the risks were manageable.

China’s three development banks, its Silk Road Fund and China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank were involved in $143 billion of lending outside of the country last year, up more than 140 percent from 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Read More: Chinese Largesse Lures Countries to Its Belt and Road Initiative

Still, financial hurdles are starting to appear. China’s slowing economic growth has left fewer resources to spend overseas. Its international reserves have fallen about 6 percent over the past year, and China needs a healthy amount to defend the yuan.

Some previous Chinese ventures abroad have turned sour. While China’s no-strings-attached approach to investment is generally welcomed by developing countries, they often have poor credit ratings and questionable governance. China has struggled to recoup loans in Venezuela and Africa, and several projects in Central Asia have spurred protests. Announcements with big dollar signs often fail to materialize.

Nonetheless, Chinese scholars see the sum of Xi’s plan as bigger than any individual project. It represents a “profound change” in how China interacts with the world, according to Wang Yiwei, director of at Renmin University’s Institute of International Affairs in Beijing, who has written three books on the initiative.

“China has moved from a participant of globalization to a main leader,” he said. “It’s Globalization 2.0.”

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Ting Shi in Hong Kong at tshi31@bloomberg.net, Miao Han in Beijing at mhan22@bloomberg.net.  To contact the editors responsible for this story: Daniel Ten Kate at dtenkate@bloomberg.net, Brendan Scott 

THE EVIL RED EMPIRE – THE ROAD TO CONQUEST AND SUBJUGATION. RED CHINA’S PROJECT, ONE BELT, ONE ROAD REFLECTS THE DOCTRINE OF NEOCOLONIALISM.

DOWNFALL OF RED DRAGON – REGIME CHANGE BY BOLIDE IMPACT

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DOWNFALL OF RED DRAGON - REGIME CHANGE BY BOLIDE IMPACT. REFER TO REVELATION, 18:1-24.
DOWNFALL OF RED DRAGON – REGIME CHANGE BY BOLIDE IMPACT. REFER TO REVELATION, 18:1-24.

Natural History of planet Earth records sudden demise of Dinosaurs that lived for about 160 million years. Dinosaur Extinction is called Cretaceous – Tertiary or K-T Mass Extinction Event. This downfall of Dinosaurs is attributed to “BOLIDE” impact; a large Meteor or asteroid, or comet exploding in Earth’s atmosphere.

In Human History, powerful regimes have risen and have fallen down. But, there is no historical record of any empire’s downfall caused by ‘Bolide’ impact. Interestingly, The New Testament Book ‘REVELATION’ in Chapter 18 predicts Fall of Babylon by ‘Bolide’ impact. This prophecy has not yet come true.

I unsealed this prophecy for I am destined to be known as ‘Doomsayer of Doom Dooma’. For the first time in recorded Human History, I expect Regime Change by ‘Bolide’ Impact causing sudden Downfall of Evil Red Empire which is often represented by ‘Red Dragon’.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 08/12/1990 – SKELETON OF T-REX DISCOVERED

Downfall of Red Dragon – Regime Change by Bolide Impact. Tyrannosaurus rex Skeleton Discovered on August 12, 1990.

 

A full Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton is discovered on This Day in History. The date is August 12th. Susan Hendrickson, a paleontologist, discovers the T Rex in Faith, South Dakota.

Author: History.com Staff URL:http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/skeleton-of-tyrannosaurus-rex-discovered Publisher: A+E Networks

On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer.

Amazingly, Sue’s skeleton was over 90 percent complete, and the bones were extremely well-preserved. Hendrickson’s employer, the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, paid $5,000 to the land owner, Maurice Williams, for the right to excavate the dinosaur skeleton, which was cleaned and transported to the company headquarters in Hill City. The institute’s president, Peter Larson, announced plans to build a non-profit museum to display Sue along with other fossils of the Cretaceous period.

In 1992, a long legal battle began over Sue. The U.S. Attorney’s Office claimed Sue’s bones had been seized from federal land and were therefore government property. It was eventually found that Williams, a part-Native American and member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, had traded his land to the tribe two decades earlier to avoid paying property taxes, and thus his sale of excavation rights to Black Hills had been invalid. In October 1997, Chicago’s Field Museum purchased Sue at public auction at Sotheby’s in New York City for $8.36 million, financed in part by the McDonald’s and Disney corporations.

Sue’s skeleton went on display at the Field Museum in May 2000. The tremendous T.rex skeleton–13 feet high at the hips and 42 feet long from head to toe–is displayed in one of the museum’s main halls. Another exhibit gives viewers a close-up view of Sue’s five foot-long, 2,000-pound skull with its 58 teeth, some as long as a human forearm.

Sue’s extraordinarily well-preserved bones have allowed scientists to determine many things about the life of T.rex. They have determined that the carnivorous dinosaur had an incredible sense of smell, as the olfactory bulbs were each bigger than the cerebrum, the thinking part of the brain. In addition, Sue was the first T.rex skeleton to be discovered with a wishbone, a crucial discovery that provided support for scientists’ theory that birds are a type of living dinosaur. One thing that remains unknown is Sue’s actual gender; to determine this, scientists would have to compare many more T.rex skeletons than the 22 that have been found so far.

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Downfall of Red Dragon - Regime Change by Bolide Impact. Refer to REVELATION, 18:1-24. Bolide Events 1994 - 2014.
Downfall of Red Dragon – Regime Change by Bolide Impact. Refer to REVELATION, 18:1-24. Bolide Events 1994 – 2013.
Downfall of Red Dragon - Regime Change By Bolide Impact. Refer to REVELATION, 18:1-24. Bolide is large METEOR.
Downfall of Red Dragon – Regime Change By Bolide Impact. Refer to REVELATION, 18:1-24. Bolide is large METEOR.
Downfall of Red Dragon - Regime Change By Bolide Impact. Refer to REVELATION, 18:1-24. Bolide Impact Dinosaur Extinction.
Downfall of Red Dragon – Regime Change By Bolide Impact. Refer to REVELATION, 18:1-24. Bolide Impact Dinosaur Extinction.

TROUBLE IN TIBET – PROBLEM OF TRANSPARENCY IN COMMUNIST GOVERNANCE

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TROUBLE IN TIBET - TRANSPARENCY IN COMMUNIST GOVERNANCE.  MOUNTAIN SYMBOLIZES PROBLEM.
TROUBLE IN TIBET – TRANSPARENCY IN COMMUNIST GOVERNANCE. MOUNTAIN SYMBOLIZES PROBLEM.

Communist China showcases her technological advancement by erecting structures such as Glass Walkway in Tianmen Mountain. Such use of technology is not resolving the problem of transparency in Communist Governance. Glaring evidence for lack of transparency is Trouble in Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
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Glass walkway opens in Tianmen mountain, China

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Tianmen Mountain Showcases China’s Trouble.

This terrifying construction is part of the latest addition to China’s glass bridge craze.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Hunan Province Showcases China’s Trouble.

The Coiling Dragon path is in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan province, and a new section opened to tourists on Monday.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. The Coiling Dragon Pathway, Tianmen Mountain Showcases Red Dragon’s Trouble.

The 100-m walkway has 99 turns around the side of the sheer cliff face of Tianmen Mountain. For those immune to the terror of a vertical drop, it’s a perfect photo opp.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Tianmen Mountain is Red Dragon’s Symbol of Trouble in Governance.

Reassuringly some tourists, in their protective shoes, appeared more keen to cling to the walls and just get it over with.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Tianmen Mountain Showcases Red Dragon’s Trouble.

Braver tourists can enjoy spectacular views across the Hunan countryside. No, we’re not sure how this picture was taken either.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Hunan Province Showcases Red Dragon’s Trouble.

The Zhangjiajie park already offers tourists this – at 430 m (1,410 ft) and suspended over a 300 m-deep valley it is billed as the world’s longest glass bridge.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Showcases Unsafe Face of Communist Governance.

To assuage fears about safety, in June the park authorities deliberately cracked the glass then drove a car full of people over it. It was fine.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Sledgehammer Red Dragon to Crack Open its Secrets. Glass Bridge Showcases Unsafe Communist Governance.

And for good measure, they hit it with a sledgehammer.

Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. 2.5 – Inch – Thick Glass Unveils Red Dragon’s Mountain of Trouble.
Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Tianmen Mountain Glass Walkway Showcases Mountain of Trouble in Communist China.
Trouble in Tibet – Problem of Transparency in Communist Governance. Tianmen Mountain Showcases Red Dragon’s Unsafe Governance Shrouded in Secrecy.

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WHERE IS TIBET??? TOP OF THE WORLD OR BOTTOM OF THE WORLD???

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WHERE IS TIBET??? TOP OF THE WORLD OR BOTTOM OF THE WORLD???

WHERE IS TIBET??? TOP OF THE WORLD OR BOTTOM OF THE WORLD??? TIBET SUNK TO THE BOTTOM UNDER RED CHINA’S TYRANNY.

I am getting tired of repeating Tibet is at the Top of the World. Under Red China’s oppressive and tyrannical rule, Tibet has sunk to the Bottom of the World. Can Himalayas Survive at Top of the World, while burden of Occupation relentlessly pushes Tibet to the rock Bottom???

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
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A GOOD READ: AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD, TIBET

TIBET REMAINS A MYSTERIOUS AND LITTLE-KNOWN PLACE

Shirley Chan / Tri City News
March 14, 2016 12:38 PM

Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet has sunk under Red China’s Oppression.

Even today, in an age where travel has never been simpler and information about destinations has never been easier to find, Tibet remains a mysterious and little-known place. Isolated by the Himalayas, the mountainous country has developed a society whose fascinating art and religious faith have captivated people around the world.

In his book Tibet: Places and History, Piero Verni leads the reader past glittering turquoise lakes, across huge plains dotted with yaks and nomads’ tents, and over high passes draped with
colourful prayer flags. Situated high in the Himalayas, the geography in Tibet is on a humbling scale, with every view tinged by spectacular mountain light.

Many visitors to Tibet are charmed or intrigued by the country’s unusual customs, which have formed in isolation over thousands of years. Tibet Customs by D. Liao is a magnificent collection of stories covering lifestyle, festivals, arts and religions, with a dash of poetic commentary from a Chinese perspective.

Sometimes called the Ocean of Songs and Dance, Tibet is a place in which you might see circle dances, tap dances and drum dances as well as the evocatively named Ghost Dance, Mask Dance or Guozhang Dance, each important for different reasons or at different times of year. Music and dance are an indispensable part of Tibetan culture. Melodious love songs, meanwhile, are interspersed with bursts of hearty laughter that reverberate over the grassland. Liao’ s book offers a panoramic portrait of a country and people that are drastically changing, yet still cling to age-old traditions.

Tibet is home to the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Recent books about the mountain include climber Conrad Anker’s The Call of Everest: The History, Science and Future of the World’s Tallest Peak. Anker describes how Everest was “born,” how it has changed physically and how it affects the psychology of those who try to climb it — as well as those who conquer it. Other sections cover Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide, Tenzing Norgay, as they conducted their historic ascent, an incredible feat of courage and willpower. The book also covers sustainable mountaineering, protecting the environment around Mt. Everest, and using its tourist potential to bring economic benefits to locals.

Visiting Tibet and not going around Mt. Kailash — a walk called a kora — would be like visiting a great capital but ignoring its most famous treasure. With its distinct, four-sided summit, Mt. Kailash dominates the region just as it dominates the mythology of a billion Buddhists and Hindus, who view it as a sacred place. Throughout his book, To a Mountain in Tibet, Colin Thubron marvels at the religious spirit of the pilgrims to Mt. Kailash, who brave an arduous, sometimes deadly journey. He also reflects on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, especially relating to impermanence, change and death.

A lengthy section describes in sharp detail the Tibetan sky-burial, a grizzly yet environmentally friendly practice. Towards the end of his kora, Thubron writes about the mortality of his own family, some of whom have died. In this section, he quotes extensively from The Tibetan Book of the Dead, written to ease the transition period in Tibetan Buddhism between death and rebirth.

All of these books are available from your local libraries.

–A Good Read is a column by Tri-City librarians that is published on Wednesdays. Shirley Chan works at 
Coquitlam Public Library.

Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet sunk to the Bottom under Red China’s Military Oppression.

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Where is Tibet? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet sunk to the Bottom under Red China’s Military Occupation.
Where is Tibet? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? The Reality of Red China’s Subjugation of Tibet.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet is under Occupation and is forced to the Bottom.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet is pushed to the Bottom by Red China’s Oppression.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet is oppressed by Red China’s Occupation.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Reality of Military Rule over Tibet.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Without Freedom, Peace, and Justice, Tibet is pushed to the Bottom.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? With no Freedom, Peace, and Justice, Tibet is pushed down by Red China’s Tyrannical Regime.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Without Peace, Freedom, and Justice, Tibet is crushed under burden of Occupation.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or bottom of the world??? Tibet is ruthlessly crushed under burden of Occupation.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet is crushed under the burden of Occupation.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet is pushed to the rock bottom by Red China’s Oppression.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? ‘TO A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET’. Lift Tibet from its Misery.
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Who will lift Tibet from its Deep Misery???
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Tibet is lost or forgotten???
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Can Himalayas bear the burden of Chinese Oppression in Tibet???
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? How could Mount Everest be at the Top of the World, while Tibet is crushed to the Bottom???
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Can Himalayas Survive Red China’s Oppressive Regime???
Where is Tibet??? Top of the world or Bottom of the world??? Can Himalayas survive the burden of Chinese Oppression???

 

 

TROUBLE IN TIBET – RED CHINA’S ECONOMIC HEGEMONY

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TROUBLE IN TIBET - RED CHINA'S ECONOMIC HEGEMONY. CHINA MANIPULATING TRADITIONAL TIBETAN TRADE AND COMMERCE.
TROUBLE IN TIBET – RED CHINA’S ECONOMIC HEGEMONY. CHINA MANIPULATING TRADITIONAL TIBETAN TRADE AND COMMERCE.

Red China uses a pattern of controlled development to subjugate Tibetan population of Occupied Tibet. Red China’s exercise of economic hegemony is ruining lives of Tibetan nomads who depend upon traditional occupations to maintain their economic independence.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
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VOA

POLITICAL MOTIVES SEEN IN BEIJING’S WARNING ON ‘HIMALAYAN VIAGRA’

Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating Tibetan occupation of harvesting Caterpillar Fungus, Cordyceps sinensis.

FILE – Local resident searches for caterpillar fungus, also known as Cordyceps Sinensis, Laji mountains, Guide County, west China’s Qinghai Province.

YESHI DORJE
Last updated on: June 01, 2016 12:27 PM

In high-alpine meadows of the Tibetan Plateau, early May is an auspicious time to prostrate oneself on the loamy, reclining slopes and dig around for desiccated remnants of a medicinally hallowed caterpillar fungus

Map: Cordyceps distribution area, Tibet.Map: Cordyceps distribution area, Tibet.

Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating Tibetan traditional occupation of selling Cordyceps Fungus.

Map: Cordyceps distribution area, Tibet.

Revered as the “Viagra of the Himalayas,” Cordyceps Sinensis is better known across Asia by its traditional Tibetan name, yartsa gunbu, which literally translates as “summer grass, winter worm.” Neither grass nor worm, the coveted delicacy—blended in health drinks or sprinkled over entrees in China’s swankest restaurants—is the fungal bloom of mummified Ghost Moth larvae. Fetching thousands of dollars per pound, its storied powers as a medicinal cure-all have been overshadowed only by its more marketable reputation as a high-octane aphrodisiac, the result of commercial initiatives that have enriched many of Tibet’s struggling nomadic pastoralists.

That’s why a handful of noted research scientists wonder why there’s been such little scrutiny of the research backing a public health warning from China’s State Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). Citing unsafe levels of cancer-causing arsenic in the fungus, the February 2016 announcement triggered a moratorium on pilot programs designed to expand the organism’s commercial development and distribution. While scientists question the research supporting the decision, some free Tibet advocates say science has nothing to do with it.

TRACING SOURCE OF ELEVATED ARSENIC

As the Himalayan winter sets in, parasitic fungi nestled in tundra some 3,000-5,000 meters above sea level begin preying upon burrowing caterpillars, consuming their innards before sending a slim horn up through the dead insect’s head. The matchstick-thin protuberances—difficult to spot in the springtime scrub-grass and weeds—often require the sharp-eyed vision of young children, whose schools typically close to accommodate families that depend upon the harvest.

Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating Tibetan trade and commerce.

FILE – Cordyceps Sinensis harvester, Laji mountains of Guide County, west China’s Qinghai Province.

“Cordyceps are considered one of the most valuable medicines in Chinese medicine, historically,” says Professor Karl Tsim of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, explaining that the rare fungus allegedly boosts the immune system, restores youthfulness, improves sexual vigor and even treats some forms of cancer. Records of its health benefits can be traced for nearly 1,000 years, which is why Tsim decided to investigate soil samples from several Tibetan harvesting grounds.

Commissioned with funding from government officials in Hong Kong—a thriving market for the fungus—Tsim’s study began when CFDA officials doubled down on their public health warning, announcing plans to end a yartsa gunbu pilot program launched in August 2012. According to state-run Xinhua news, the five-year pilot program had permitted several large pharmaceutical companies to use yartsa gunbu as a raw ingredient in a range of health food products. If the programs had become permanent, harvest contracts likely would have provided a windfall for people in the Tibetan areas where yartsa gunbu is already a backbone of the rural economy.

What Tsim’s team found, however, produced more questions than answers. While arsenic levels in three Tibetan soil samples were slightly higher than those found near Hong Kong, preliminary results show no indication that resulting crops could be contaminated.

NORMAL LEVELS OF ARSENIC

Naturally present in the earth’s crust, trace concentrations of arsenic are commonly found in staples such as brown rice. However, a 2012 joint working document of the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture and World Health organizations indicates that rice-paddy irrigation practices, not soil contamination, were the culprit.

“As a result of naturally occurring metabolic processes in the biosphere, arsenic occurs in a large number of organic or inorganic chemical forms in food,” the documents says, adding that “analysis of total arsenic in food has up to date suffered from difficulties with respect to accuracy and precision.”

“Available data about the possible human exposure to inorganic arsenic … suggest that the [permissible human weekly exposure] will normally not be exceeded, unless there is a large contribution from drinking water,” it says.

Because arsenic-concentration levels fluctuate across different harvesting grounds, Tsim says trace amounts of the substance are to be expected, and that his soil samples reveal no indication of inorganic contaminants, let alone grounds for a public health warning. Furthermore, alpine meadows—exposed only to rainwater and, sometimes, glacial runoff—aren’t irrigated. Indeed, the only quantitatively provable threat to public health would be if the fungus, which is literally worth its weight in gold, were consumed in unreasonably large quantities.

“Nobody can eat 100 grams at one time,” let alone afford that type of routine diet, he said. “If we look at numbers, whatever arsenic that we intake for a certain period of time is very minimal.”

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FILE – Local resident displays caterpillar fungus, also known as Cordyceps Sinensis, Laji mountains, Guide County, west China’s Qinghai Province.

Dr. Michelle Stewart, an Amherst College-based conservationist who conducted field research on Tibetan yartsa gunbu production, says although traces of arsenic in various individual caterpillar fungi “could be possible,” cases are typically isolated.

“I wouldn’t call it grounds to issue an alarmist reaction to caterpillar fungus broadly,” she told VOA. But a sustainable and financially vibrant yartsa gunbu industry could, she added, impede some of Beijing’s long-term regional development strategies.

“China’s idealized development model [for Tibet] would probably be based on settling nomadic populations in urban areas and transitioning their livelihoods into, if possible, non-skilled labor positions in towns or small-scale businesses,” Stewart said. “But the caterpillar fungus economy has actually been able to allow Tibetans to stay in their pastoral livelihoods and make money.”

For staunch critics of China’s Tibet policy, the sudden cancellation of pilot programs smacks of economic hegemony.
“The Chinese are the colonizers in Tibet,” said Lhukar Jam, a Dharmsala-based advocate of self-rule who recently ran for head of Tibet’s exiled government.

“The colonizers don’t want their subjects to become politically, economically and culturally … equal to them,” he said, accusing Beijing of conspiring to undermine Tibet’s growing middle class. “The Chinese government fundamentally feels threatened when they see people on the Tibetan Plateau gain power through the economy. They don’t want to have genuine economic development in Tibet.”

Kalsang Gyaltsen Bapa, a China analyst and member of the Tibetan parliament-in-exile, also cites a relationship between stable livelihoods and political activism in some Tibetan communities.

“The Chinese government uses the economy to gain people’s obedience, which has achieved some success,” Bapa told VOA, calling Tibetans who are financially dependent upon Beijing’s sustained rule—government employees or retired people, for example—“politically paralyzed.”

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FILE – Local residents search for caterpillar fungi, also known as Cordyceps Sinensis, Laji mountains, Guide County, west China’s Qinghai Province.

Financially independent Tibetans, he added, are more likely to think independently, and therefore support movements for a return to self-governance.
Over the course of three months, at least four email requests and phone calls seeking CFDA commentary on the public health warning, and response to its subsequent criticism, went unanswered.

PATTERN OF CONTROLLED DEVELOPMENT

Ever since Ex-Premier Jiang Zemin’s “Great Western Development” policies, China has expanded efforts to lure Tibetan farmers and nomads into new housing developments with a combination of subsidies and interest-free loans. Coupled with high-tech rail and infrastructural development campaigns designed to create a widespread middle class by 2020, none of Beijing’s grand economic strategies have supplanted the tiny parasitic worm’s power to elevate the average Tibetan household.

According to one yartsa gunbu dealer who asked to remain anonymous, a family with good harvesters stand to make as much as 1,000,000 yuan (about $150,000) within the two month harvest window. One tangible sign of the economic progress is visible on the roads. In 2014, Xinhua reported that the Tibetan Autonomous Region had an estimated 325,000 privately owned cars—one for every 10 people in the region, with the highest concentration of ownership in yartsa gunbu harvesting hotspots.

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FILE – A local buyer weighs a pile of caterpillar fungus, also known as Cordyceps Sinensis, Laji mountains, Guide County, west China’s Qinghai Province.

According to chinadialogue.com, Tibet’s annual yartsa gunbu haul earns local collectors some $1 billion annually. But reports from the bi-lingual environmental publication also suggest production may well exceed what’s reported to authorities. Daniel Winkler, a Seattle-based ecologist who has done extensive research on the fungus, puts annual global yields closer to 100 to 200 tons. With 96.4 percent of global supply coming from Tibet, annual revenues may well exceed the $2 billion mark.

ANTI-CORRUPTION PARALLELS

The specter of greed and corruption inevitably shadow high-volume sales of any precious commodity. As President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign was launched, yartsa gunbu, which is often exploited to leverage “Guanxi”—the personal connections and networks in which the exchange of expensive and often exotic gifts are key to building influence in politics or business—was an easy target.

February’s CFDA announcement declaring yartsa gunbu a threat to public health occurred just as President Xi’s anti-corruption campaign gained nationwide momentum.
“The place within the Guanxi—which some people say is bribery—within that economy, the value (of yartsa gunbu) has diminished slightly in the past year,” she said.

Whether any political motivations are driving the Chinese government’s claim to public health concerns about the fungus is yet to be seen. But Professor Tsim, who continues evaluating soil samples, says any regulatory action on the fungus inevitably affects the livelihood of Tibetans. The CFDA announcement has yet to impact Hong Kong prices, he said, and one eBay seller recently posted the fungus for about $78,000 per pound.

“[For] many of those of people, their lives all depended on collection of Cordyceps,” Tsim said. “So in Tibet, many of those local people, their daily income [depends upon] the collection of Cordyceps. So I suppose that before we place that hold [on pilot projects], we need to know what we are talking about.”

VOA correspondent Yeshi Dorje reports for VOA’S Tibetan Service. Pete Cobus contributed reporting.

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Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating Tibetan Trade and Commerce.
Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating Tibetan Trade and Commerce.
Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating Tibetan trading practice of selling Himalayan Viagra.

 

 

Trouble in Tibet – Red China’s Economic Hegemony. China manipulating traditional Tibetan Trade and Commerce. Caterpillar Fungus known as ‘Himalayan Viagra’.

 

TROUBLE IN TIBET - RED CHINA'S ECONOMIC HEGEMONY. CHINA MANIPULATING TRADITIONAL TIBETAN TRADE AND COMMERCE.
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TRUTH ABOUT TIBET IN INFORMATION ERA

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TRUTH ABOUT TIBET IN INFORMATION ERA – CELEBRATION OF TIBET MUSEUM ON INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY.

Sharing ‘INFORMATION’ is the central component of all aspects of social life and national life as people make choices using information. Technology makes it easy to collect and disseminate information to all corners of Earth. Why is it difficult to share information about Tibet? On May 18, in celebration of Tibet Museum on International Museum Day, let us dedicate the use of ‘Information’ to combat lies and deception used by Red Dragon to create illusion and fantasy.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162 USA
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THE TIBET MUSEUM PORTRAYS “TRUTH ABOUT TIBET’S HISTORY”: SIKYONG

The Tibet Museum portrays “truth about Tibet’s history”: Sikyong

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Truth About Tibet in Information Era. Celebration of Tibet Museum on International Museum Day.

Dharamshala — The Tibet Museum of Department of Information and International Relations, CTA, commenced it’s three-day celebration of 39th International Museum Day by launching the museum’s exhibition catalog, “A Long Look Homeward” and a promotional video.

Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay was the chief-guest and launched the catalog. Mr Sonam N. Dagpo, Secretary of DIIR launched the promotional video of the museum. The Tibet Museum was established in 1998 and graced by His Holiness Dalai Lama, with the purpose to document, preserve, research, exhibit and educate on the matters related to Tibetan history, culture and the present issue.

The event saw Dr Sangay, Mr Tashi Phuntsok, Secretary of DIIR and Mr Tashi Phuntsok Director of the Tibet Museum addressing the audience on the importance and success of the museum in preserving the Tibetan culture, heritage and the stories of undying struggles of Tibetan people under the Chinese oppression. The museum is the proof of China’s attempts to create a false image of contentment and prosperity in Tibet.

Speaking to TPI, Sikyong said “Tibet issue is an issue of truth and justice. Truth is on our side and Justice is what we deserve, so this is the truth about Tibet’s history, this is the truth about occupation and oppression. China’s narrative says that Tibet is happy and content with the Chinese government. This is our true narrative in response to Chinese narrative.”

His message to the current world leaders regarding their passive approach towards the Tibet issue is “What Tibetans are facing and suffering is real so if they see, they must stand for the basic principles of their country which they claim to be democracy and freedom for all”.

Every year May 18th is celebrated as International Museum Day with the participation 142 countries and more than 35,000 museums.

 

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Truth About Tibet in Information Era. Celebration of Tibet Museum on International Museum Day.

 

Truth About Tibet in Information Era. Celebration of Tibet Museum on International Museum Day.

 

Truth About Tibet in Information Era. Celebration of Tibet Museum on International Museum Day.

 

Truth About Tibet in Information Era. Celebration of Tibet Museum on International Museum Day.