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Bottled water in Tibet
Bottled water from Tibet is sold across China, often as a high-end product, trading on Tibet's reputation as spiritually and environmentally pure. The Chinese government has recently licenced a massive expansion of the industry, leading to a "gold rush" for water in Tibet. As a result, Chinese companies are plundering Tibet's water with little regard for the environmental consequences or the rights of the Tibetan people from whom it is taken. Now, Western companies are investing in the bottled water business in Tibet.