We Need Investigative Journalists – You Nuo

 Opinion 2007-06 18 Xin 14060418072349163877 Shocked by the virtual slavery practiced in some brick kilns in Shanxi, this commentary appeared on the official China Daily site:

China’s reaction cannot be limited to moral condemnation and criminal penalties for those enslaving children and the underworld rings abducting the children from impoverished villages.

The dark world of the Shanxi brick kilns reveals some failures that are probably even larger than the specific problem.

Similar shocking activities may continue here and there if the loopholes in the system are not closed. One loophole is the lack of an investigative reporting. And the other is corruption among law-enforcement authorities. [Full Text]

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