Brooks, Tom
August 1952
New Republic;8/11/52, Vol. 127 Issue 6, p15
The article discusses about slave laborers in China. Two million men had been conscripted in Peking, China, from their lands to work on one dam alone. They received no pay, but were supposed to be given land acreage later on as a reward. There are nine large or small hard labor prisons in the suburbs of Peiping with more than 80,000 offenders. Food for the inmates is bad and often has to be foraged from the surrounding countryside. Dysentery and other stomach troubles are common illnesses. Discipline is severe. Prisoners in one camp were marched to work by fours, "hand in hand, one row following the other. No one was allowed to get out of place nor allowed to glance to the right or left."


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