Tibetan culture, livelihoods are being damned in Xi Jinping’s China

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In eastern Tibet, local Tibetans have resisted non-violently in the face of an imminent displacement from their ancestral land as China continues with its insatiable exploitation of Tibetan rivers with dams and diversions Browsing through the pages of ‘China’s Tibet’—Beijing’s primary propaganda magazine on Tibet—one is likely to get an artist’s impression of a utopian Tibet—free and galloping like a wild stallion on the path of development. However, in reality, through these colourful pictures and self-praising language, a chauvinist colonial Beijing masquerades itself as the only agent of liberation and modernisation for the very people it has occupied and colonised....