China is accused of ‘Highland Clearances’ with Tibet park bid

June 16, 2017 By Fiona McKay, The Herald

CHINA has been accused of launching a campaign similar to the Highland Clearances, with plans to turn Tibet into one of the world’s biggest national parks.

The plans, which have been submitted to UNESCO, would mean great swathes of the Tibetan plateau, known as “the roof of the world”, would be included in the site, dwarfing others around the globe.

The proposed national park is being dubbed the Third Pole National Park because the plateau and mountains, including part of the Himalayas, resemble the polar regions.

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