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A serial abuser is holding a woman hostage, having raped and beaten her into disfigurement. He then releases a statement to the cops that under his care she is making a recovery. Crazy right?
To most folks of normal intelligence and integrity sure, but then as we know the Chinese regime seriously fails that standard!
It declared today, via its official mouthpiece the Peoples Daily that forest ‘recovery rates’ in Tibet have risen by over 12%, now there’s a development that requires closer scrutiny! Having reduced vast areas of Tibet’s once verdant forested valleys to a lunar-like landscape (an ecocide that continues) we are now supposed to applaud this cynical public relations announcement.
Natural forests which have developed over thousands of years within the environment are cut-down for profit, the land left bare to add to erosion and flooding hazards. In some extremely limited cases they are replaced with low-quality, mono-culture plantations, which is what lies behind this announcement today. Such replanting has to be measured against what has been lost, the incredible species diversity, ecology, wildlife and vital role in flood prevention.