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Overview of Enslavement

The African Slave Trade, Hitler’s Concentration Camps, and the Soviet Gulags, all added together, amounts to the sinister quality of PRC’s laogai system – the system of “education and rectification through forced labor”.

This evil system is by far the most employed apparatus in the PRC government’s persecution of Falun Gong.

There is certainly no lack of information on China’s laogai system. Studies by human rights activists and western scholars indicate that, with 1,200 labor camps holding long-term prisoners and tens of thousands of detention centers incarcerating short-term detainees, the vast extrajudicial laogai system enslaves 16 to 20 million Chinese people to produce a long list of goods for the international market under appalling conditions.

What Falun Gong practitioners have further revealed is the absolute cruelty in the Chinese laogai system which evades academic description. Hundreds of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have been incarcerated in labor camps and detention centers since the start of the PRC government’s persecution of Falun Gong. At great risk to their lives, these practitioners continue to send firsthand information on the torture, execution, and slave exploitation of prisoners throughout China. Their tear- and blood-filled reports add “texture”and “content” to what we know about the Chinese laogai system, the most cruel system against humanity.

The laogai system is a machine of genocide. The majority of the thousands of deaths of Falun Gong practitioners have occurred in labor camps and detention centers.

The laogai system is a machine of torture. The guards of the Masanjia Labor Camp, for example, openly shout at Falun Gong practitioners: “Here is the living hell.” With the instruction from the central government that “No measure is too excessive against Falun Gong,” the types of tortures used in the labor camps and detention centers are only limited by the imaginations of demonic minds, and the amount of pain inflicted is limited only by the death of the victim.

The laogai system is a machine of corporate fascism. With no worry about the source and availability of slaves, the captive workforce is driven to the limit, regardless of whether the prisoners are sick, disabled from being beaten, or weakened by the intolerable conditions.

There is no living condition to consider in labor camps and detention centers, as any improvement in conditions will subtract from profit. Prisoners are simply treated as objects from which to extract the maximum amount of labor, to be released when half-dead, and replaced with new ones.

Unfortunately, the laogai system is fueled, at least in part, by western businesses and corporations. On paper, the import of forced labor products is illegal in western countries. In practice, however, there is practically nothing compelling the Chinese government to reveal the existence of forced labor and the export of goods made by forced labor. There have been many incidents of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners who are residents of western countries, and yet who were detained and forced to make products for export when they went back to visit China. When western journalists called China to confirm such stories, oftentimes they would get affirmative answers from those Chinese detention centers!

The courage of Falun Gong practitioners has undisputedly revealed the existence of a large-scale modern slavery in China. It took the American Civil War to put a moral end to U.S. Slavery, WWII to end Hitler’s Concentration Camps, and the Cold War to end the Soviet Gulags. No one knows what it will take to eradicate the Chinese laogai. However, only the greed and self-interest of western businesses and corporations can prevent us from pulling the plug of foreign currencies flowing into the Chinese Labor Camps.

We have described torture and execution of Falun Gong practitioners in labor camps and detention centers in a previous chapter. In this chapter, we will concentrate on the hard labor Falun Gong practitioners have been forced to perform while incarcerated in labor camps and detention centers.

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