China debunks greens

China recently released a policy document debunking environmentalists' accusations that it was exploiting the Himalayan region for the benefit of millions of Chinese who have migrated there. The document highlights the economic and environmental "developments" it has wrought in Tibet

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

China On Tibet

China recently released a policy document debunking environmentalists' accusations that it was exploiting the Himalayan region for the benefit of millions of Chinese who have migrated there. The document highlights the economic and environmental "developments" it has wrought in Tibet.

The spin attempt informs that China plans to invest more than 22 billion yuan (US $2.7 billion) in more than 160 projects in Tibet. It refutes allegations of contamination, describing Tibet's environment and water as "basically unpolluted". The document derides activists seeking freedom or autonomy for Tibet, accusing them of trying to restore "backward feudal serfdom" in the region. "The Dalai clique and the international anti-China forces have shut their eyes to the progress in the ecological improvement and environmental protection work in Tibet," states the government release.

The document also lays stress on a 710-mile railway line under construction to link the province of Qinghai to Tibet. Activists feel this project will only faciliate further migration of Chinese citizens to the region.

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