I refer to the report from Reuters which appeared in the South China Morning Post on July 5, on the stock market activities that are booming in the Tibetan capital Lhasa.
However, to conclude, as the Reuters report does, that the local Tibetan population maintains this stock market, or that the exchange is, in any way, directly benefiting the local economy, was a little hasty.
It is widely known that the Chinese population largely outnumbers Tibetans in Lhasa and surely they grossly outnumber the Tibetans in playing on the stock market too.
The photo next to the article underlined this, as it showed a number of Han Chinese in front of the entrance to the Lhasa Stock Trading Floor.
As for calling the interviewed Tibetan lucky because now he can moonlight all night as a taxi driver in addition to his job as a lawyer . . . . excuse me! Would the Reuters journalist call himself or herself lucky to have to moonlight as a taxi driver to make enough money to buy a television? NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED