Tibetans not obliged to take part in ‘labour transfer programme’, regional government chief says as it is likened to Xinjiang camps

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The head of the regional government in Tibet has defended a scheme designed to find work for local people in other parts of China, saying it is completely voluntary and anyone taking part in it is free to return home any time they like.Qizhala, the chairman of the autonomous region, said on Thursday that the “labour transfer programme” was designed to create jobs and improve Tibetans’ living standards.“We give them subsidies for round-trip travel to destinations outside Tibet,” he said. “They…



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