laogai

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From Mandarin trad. 勞改, simpl. 劳改 (láogǎi), literally labour rehabilitation.

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laogai (uncountable)

  1. The use of prison labor and prison farms in the People's Republic of China.
    • 2010, Ethan Gutmann, Hacker Nation: China's Cyber Assault:
      The 6-10 Office also created fake refugees—young, trained to mimic Falun Gong behavior, and holding paperwork confirming time spent in laogai, China’s penal system.

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