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June 21, 2007



The Chinese need a quick way to get their tanks and troops up there in case of a Tibetan insurrection.

jj mollo

Exactly. There are two relevant issues. The first is the military angle and ability to intervene in any political shenanigans that the Tibetans or the mountain climbers may get up to.

The second issue is the impact that roads have on undeveloped areas. They have been very destructive, for instance, in the Amazon rainforest. Where ever the roads are built, the exploitation can begin, to the detriment of the native peoples, the environment, and the norms of civilization.

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