Killer Boot Camps: a Universal Problem – Richard Spencer

From Telegraph Blogs:

…As in other things, China pirated the idea of boot camps from America (or – more frighteningly – did America pirate the idea from China’s re-education through labour camps?) and as with pirated cds the flaws showed up even more quickly than in the genuine articles…

Last month, the authorities closed down Dadongfang Drill School in south-west China after a 13-year-old kid jumped from a window trying to escape his brutal treatment, which included verbal and physical abuse…

This involved large amounts of physical exercise, eating dirt, etc. Check out the quotes from the boy’s mother on this English-language version of the story and compare them to the heart-rending quotes from the American parents in this version of the US story. [Full Text]

(Image from Reuters)


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