: the penal system of China consisting of a network of labor campsalso: such a labor camp
Examples of laogai in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThat diluted Western opposition to the party’s retention of an iron grip on political power or the existence of the laogai — gulag — to which political and religious dissidents were sent.
Jonathan S. Tobin, National Review, 23 July 2019 Instead, there is torture, a sham trial, and a gulag (called laogai).
Nr Editors, National Review, 20 June 2019
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