October 4, 2018
On one side is a luxury hotel with a pyramid design and the word “Paradise” in its title.
On the other side, there’s hell on earth: a prison where Tibetan monks, nuns and laypeople are tortured and sexually abused.
It’s the perfect illustration of China’s double-edged drive to remake Lhasa, Tibet’s ancient capital, into a dream tourist destination while using nightmarish police tactics to crush the Tibetan people.
And it’s just one of several startling images in the International Campaign for Tibet’s new report, “China’s Control State in Lhasa.”