China Catches Slave-Labor Boss Amid National Uproar – Reuters

From Reuters, an update in the Shanxi brick kiln case:

Chinese police have captured a man accused of holding workers in virtual slavery, state media reported on Sunday amid a national scandal over rural teenagers and men forced to work in brutal, furnace-like brick kilns.

Heng Tinghan is accused of holding 31 workers in a kiln in Hongtong county in north China’s Shanxi province. Police caught him late on Saturday after a nationwide manhunt, the official Xinhua news agency reported. [Full text]

See also Xinhua’s report: “Chinese police nabs foreman, rescues another 20 slave workers.”


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