The litter-collecting monk of Tibet

April 13, 2018
By Feng Hao
China Dialogue

A Buddhist lama and his local volunteers search for a solution to the growing piles of rubbish on the remote Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

It’s seven o’clock in the evening Beijing time, but out on the Ganjia grasslands, in Xiahe county, the sun shows no sign of setting. Outside the yurts of Sirou village several marmots rest by their burrows, plump rears upturned, showing no fear of people.