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Meanwhile, Chinese authorities and environmental groups have been

Despite being absent from official Chinese statistics, gold continues to be mined in Tibet, either through the dredging of riverbeds - illegal under China’s own laws - or through mining gold deposits. This mining has destroyed land considered sacred by many Tibetans and generated waste that pollutes rivers.Protest against a government-sponsored power plant being built on grazing land in Ngaba

The results on Tibet&amp#39s environment have been devastating. Mining consuming vast quantities of water, while the waste it generates makes water in neighbouring Tibetan communities undrinkable. Coal mines have also been built on land used by farmers for grazing and even in .

Released in its approved form in April, the “Law on Management of Domestic Activities of Overseas Non-governmental Organizations” is part of a string of legislation focusing on state security and enacted in recent years. Nonprofits working in sensitive fields such as human rights and the rule of law are the most likely targets, NGO workers and researchers say.

The country’s has ballooned, with from late 2015 implying that it consumed up to 17 percent more coal than previously reported. In January 2013, Beijing experienced a prolonged bout of smog so severe that citizens dubbed it an “” the concentration of hazardous particles was forty times the level deemed safe by the World Health Organization (WHO). In December 2015, Beijing issued red alerts for severe pollution—the first since the emergency alert system was established. municipal government closed

Before the Chinese occupation there was almost no Tibetan industrialization, damming, draining of wetlands, fishing and hunting of wildlife. Tibet remained unfenced, its grasslands intact, its cold climate able to hold enormous amounts of organic carbon in the soil.We are entirely funded by our supporters from all over the world:

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