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China to build the world’s biggest dam on sacred Tibetan river

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.

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Discussing Taiwan’s Gold Card Visa Program with Tom Fifield

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. 

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Axing Asian language courses from schools and universities may leave Australia underprepared for the future

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.

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Seafood industry launches first nationwide ad campaign to recover from COVID-19 downturn

Hit early and hit hard by the pandemic, Australia’s seafood industry hopes a new marketing campaign will help fill the void by increasing domestic consumption.

The Great Australian Seafood brand intends to give Australians a fresh perspective on the industry, with the tagline “easy as” encouraging more to buy and cook seafood from local sources.

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haikus in isolation

This series is a collaboration with animators @juliachetwood and @jessrileydesign, otherwise known as @animates_ you can find them on Instagram.

These haikus are a reflection on my natural environment during the months of coronavirus lockdown.

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