Sep. 5 (ChinaDialogue/by Gabriel Lafitte): China’s 12th Five-Year Plan says Tibet will become a “non-ferrous metals base” for inland heavy manufacturing concentrated in Chongqing and Chengdu. If this is to happen, it will not be driven by market economy logic, but by a nation-building agenda subsidised by the centre.
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Note: The writer is an environmental policy consultant who has worked with Tibetans for over 30 years. He blogs at http://rukor.org/