22 November 2011

Chinese Slavery ~ Prisoners as Laogai Laborers

Al Jazeera exposes the Chinese unelected autocracy's Prison Slaves in their latest episode of Slavery: A 21st Century Evil...
"Once an isolationist communist state, over the last 20 years China has become the world's biggest exporter of consumer goods. But behind this apparent success story is a dark secret -- millions of men and women locked up in prisons and forced into intensive manual labour. China has the biggest penal colony in the world -- a top secret network of more than 1,000 slave labour prisons and camps known collectively as "The Laogai". And the use of the inmates of these prisons -- in what some experts call "state sponsored slavery" -- has been credited with contributing to the country's economic boom."

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