mandag 11. januar 2016

Hotel in China Bans Spoken Tibetan, Backs Off After Outcry

A hotel in northwestern China’s Qinghai province has rescinded a rule that Tibetan staff may speak only Chinese while at work, backing down and apologizing after the local Tibetan community launched a storm of protest online, Tibetan sources say. The Shang Yon hotel in Rebgong (in Chinese, Tongren) county in the Malho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture had initially forbidden Tibetan workers from speaking their own language on the job, threatening a fine of 500 yuan (U.S. $76 approx.) for noncompliance, according to social media accounts. Read more