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Announcing A New Publication; Poverty by Design: The Economics of Discrimination in Tibet. By Andrew Fischer

[Canada Tibet Committee, National Office. August 23, 2001.]

Dear Tibet Support Groups, Attached below, please find an announcement for a new publication to be released by the Canada Tibet Committee in conjunction with the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). The full text and its summaries in English and French, will be available on our website on August 28, when the report will be released in Johannesburg during a briefing session hosted by the Office of Tibet and the Tibet Delegation to the WSSD.

We hope that this publication will be of use to all TSGs working on development issues in Tibet.

Regards,

Deborah Lhasang
Office Coordinator
Canada Tibet Committee, National Office
Tel: (514) 487-0665
Email: CTCoffice@tibet.ca
ANNOUNCING A NEW PUBLICATION Poverty by Design: The Economics of Discrimination in Tibet

by Andrew Fischer

Poverty by Design: The Economics of Discrimination in Tibet examines poverty and ethnic discrimination in Tibet in light of Chinaâs economic policies for development of its western regions. With a specific focus on the Tibet Autonomous Region, Poverty by Design analyses Chinese statistics to evaluate the impact of Beijingâs policies on agriculture, education and labour in Tibet. Approaching development as a human rights issue, it challenges the myth that Chinese control of Tibet is premised on economic development and improved standards of living for local people. Poverty by Design also examines the role that foreign aid, trade and investment play in relation to Chinaâs development objectives in Tibet, with special reference to Canadian involvement and the accession of China to the World Trade Organization.

A French language summary of Poverty by Design is available from the CTC.

The Author: ÊAndrew Fischer, a development economist, received an MA in Economics in 1994 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, on the socio-economic causes of refugee movements from Western China.

Poverty by Design features photographs by award-winning photographer, Martin Beaulieu.

TO ORDER send a cheque or money order for $8.00 Canadian, each. For orders from outside of Canada, please pay $8.00 in US currency to cover mailing costs.

The Canada Tibet Committee, National Office
4675 Coolbrook
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3X 2K7

The Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) is a federally-registered, independent, non-governmental organization with branch offices across Canada. http://www.tibet.ca

NOUVELLE PUBLICATION

PauvretŽ par dessein:

Aspects Žconomiques de la discrimination au Tibet

par Andrew Fischer

PauvretŽ par dessein : aspects Žconomiques de la discrimination au Tibet analyse la pauvretŽ et la discrimination ethnique au

Tibet ˆ la lumire de la politique Žconomique de la Chine en matire de dŽveloppement des rŽgions de l'ouest. Principalement axŽ sur la RŽgion autonome du Tibet et se fondant sur des statistiques officielles chinoises, le rapport PauvretŽ par dessein Žvalue les rŽpercussions de la politique de Beijing sur la croissance tibŽtaine ˆ partir d'exemples tirŽs des domaines de l'agriculture, de la main d'þuvre et de l'Žducation. Abordant la question du dŽveloppement sous l'angle des droits de la personne, il remet en question le mythe voulant que le contr™le de la Chine sur le Tibet tend ˆ assurer le dŽveloppement Žconomique et ˆ amŽliorer les conditions de vie de la population locale. PauvretŽ par dessein examine aussi le r™le de l'aide Žtrangre, du commerce et des investissements en regard des objectifs de dŽveloppement de la Chine au Tibet, notamment la participation du Canada et l'admission de la Chine ˆ l'Organisation mondiale du commerce.

Un sommaire en franais peut tre obtenu auprs du CCT.

L'auteur : Andrew Fischer, Žconomiste spŽcialisŽ dans le domaine du dŽveloppement international, a obtenu en 1994 une ma”trise s arts en Žconomie de l'universitŽ McGill ˆ MontrŽal, Canada. Il prŽpare actuellement ˆ la London School of Economics un doctorat sur les causes socio-Žconomiques des mouvements de rŽfugiŽs en provenance de l'ouest de la Chine.

Le document PauvretŽ par dessein contient des photographies de Martin Beaulieu, dont le travail a ŽtŽ primŽ. Un sommaire peut tre obtenu auprs du CCT en anglais, franais et tibŽtain.

Vous pouvez vous procurer des exemplaires de PauvretŽ par dessein au prix de 8 $ CAN l'unitŽ. Pour les commandes de l'Žtranger, le prix est de 8 $ US (pour le supplŽment de frais d'expŽdition). Veuillez envoyer un chque ou un mandat avec votre adresse postale complte au:

Bureau national du ComitŽ Canada Tibet
4675, rue Coolbrook
MontrŽal, QuŽbec
Canada H3X 2K7

Le ComitŽ Canada Tibet (CCT), organisme non gouvernemental indŽpendant et enregistrŽ en vertu de la lŽgislation fŽdŽrale, possde des branches dans tout le Canada. http://www.tibet.ca


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