laogai

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See also: láogǎi

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From Mandarin 勞改劳改 (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.
    • Ethan Gutmann (2010) Hacker Nation: China's Cyber Assault[1]: “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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