20/10/2020

Chinese Business

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“I was working in an Amdo Restaurant in Dram, the Tibetan town at the border of Nepal. A few years ago there used to be lots of Tibetan businessman who owned shops and restaurants but recently many Chinese businessman have migrated to Dram and set up business there selling general everyday goods. With the migration of the Chinese many of the Tibetan businessmen have lost business and they have had to return home. At present there are only about 10 Tibetan businessmen; some sell clothes and thick white boots to walk in the snow.

The Chinese have opened many brothels recently and I know of about 20 brothels in Dram alone. In each brothel there are about 4 or 5 girls and sometimes there are also Tibetan girls who have been brought from Lhasa.