- InterContinental Hotel Group
Richard Solomons (InterContinental Hotel Group)
InterContinental Must Pull out of Tibet!
Dear Mr Solomons,
Lhasa is not a playground. It is an occupied city whose people are subjected to gross human rights abuses as a result of China's oppressive rule. Your presence in Tibet and your marketing of Lhasa as a "paradise" destination hides the reality of China's brutal military occupation, where peaceful protesters are killed, people are disappeared, and torture is commonplace. You are gifting priceless Public Relations to the oppressors of Tibet.
Your hotel and its business facilities will be used by the Chinese regime and its cronies. Your staff, like any Tibetan in Lhasa who expresses dissent, will face imprisonment, torture and worse for opposing the authorities - the same authorities which have encouraged the building of your hotel. Running a hotel in Lhasa is in direct contradiction to Intercontinental's Corporate Social Responsibility policies.
Your company is effectively supporting a brutal dictatorship. Please do the right thing and pull out of Lhasa until the day Tibetans invite you back of their own free will.
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