Chinese tourism in TibetDienstag, 01.03.2016, 23:30 Uhr | Kategorie(n): China allgemein, News Allgemein
The Chinese government has woken up to the financial value of Tibetan culture, marketing a romanticised version of Tibet to the Chinese tourist market.
Under occupation, Tibetans themselves have little say in how their country is portrayed and gain little of tourism’s financial benefits.
Tourism to Tibet helps to legitimise China’s rule and attempts to cover up the harsh reality of six decades of political and cultural repression.
What’s more, tourism risks becoming insensitive voyeurism when local Tibetans are treated as an exotic curiosity and centuries-old customs are reduced to Disneyland-style attractions.
Read more in Culture Clash: Tourism in Tibet (PDF), a report from our research partner Tibet Watch.
Read at freetibet.org
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