Sangyal Kunchok for Radio Free Asia
Tibetan university graduates are finding it hard to get work in Tibet’s capital Lhasa, with Han Chinese flooding the job market and public-sector employment kept largely out of reach, according to complaints received online by a Chinese government office in the city, Tibetan sources say.
Nearly a third of the emails sent on Nov. 18 to an online platform inviting citizen feedback involved the increasing lack of opportunities for Tibetans leaving school, according to state media reports citing 70 emails out of 246 received.
Authorities’ promises to create more jobs for Tibetan graduates have gone unfulfilled in recent years, said one graduate of Lhasa’s Tibet University, speaking to RFA.
“It is a fact that it’s been very difficult for Tibetan graduates to find jobs. I have been without a job, too,” RFA’s source said.
“The government promised in 2018 that they would create more employment opportunities for university graduates, but most of the professional jobs are still being offered to Han Chinese, so Tibetans are struggling to find work,” he said.
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