In the foothills of the Himalayas, where the ancient Yarlung civilisation established the first Tibetan Empire, China has plans to build the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam.
In November of last year, China’s state-owned media shared plans for a 60-gigawatt mega-dam on the Yarlung Tsangpo river in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR).
Now with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, Beijing has redoubled its efforts on its hydropower projects in Tibet, even though the dams have drawn criticism from Tibetan rights groups and environmentalists.
As confirmed cases of coronavirus dip in Australia, the prospect of relocating overseas is once again at the forefront of people’s minds.
Whilst many immigration procedures can be intimidating and convoluted, the Taiwanese Government’s Gold Card Visa program is designed to streamline the process and entice people from around the world to make Taiwan their new home.
When Mailie Ross enrolled in the Hindi language program at La Trobe University, she was hoping to connect with her partner’s Indian heritage and help pass that culture on to her 15-month-old daughter.
But following the university’s proposal to scrap their Hindi, Indonesian and Greek language programs in the face of a tightening budget for humanities courses, Ms Ross may be running out of options to pursue her dream.
Australia’s agricultural exports to China have faced a number of impediments amidst rising political tension. In this package for ABC Gippsland, I spoke with Tim Hunt from Rabobank, to discuss whether or not this issue is isolated to Australia.