Another Slavery Scandal Uncovered in Central China

An investigative reporter in China has uncovered another brick kiln that is holding disabled men in slave-like conditions. From Time Magazine’s blog: The abuses were uncovered by Cui Songwang, a reporter for a Zhengzhou...

China Police Rescue Slaves from Brick Kiln

The Times reports on the release of 33 slave laborers at a brick kiln in Shijiazhuang: The brutal conditions at the kiln — the latest to be exposed in a series of rural slavery scandals — came to light when a man escaped and...

China Cautions ‘Black’ Obama Over Meeting Dalai Lama

From the Times of India: China on Thursday invoked Abraham Lincoln’s anti-slavery philosophy to persuade US president Barack Obama from meeting the Dalai Lama… “He is a black president, and he understands the...

China Cracks Down on Labor Practices – Christopher Bodeen

In response to the brick kiln slavery investigations and internet protests, the Chinese government will begin more stringent inspections of workplaces, hoping to better protect migrant workers. From the Washington Post: China on Wednesday announced a new crackdown on illegal labor practices following an outcry over revelations of slave labor at brick factories in the […]



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