The Forced Labor Reeducation Organizations of Shandong Province Actively Promote the Use of Slave Labor for Profit
(Clearwisdom.net) After reading the article on Minghui.net on November 9, 2003 entitled "Chinese Labor Camps Force Falun Gong Practitioners to be Slave Laborers," [currently no English version available] I felt the need to publicize the information about how the system of "reeducation through forced labor" turns Falun Gong practitioners into slave laborers. The following is information that I learned from a friend who worked in the system of forced labor.
From February 17 to March 1 of 2003, an 11-member delegation from the Labor Reeducation Bureau of Shandong Province (including Director Li Tinglu) conducted a survey in ten labor camps in Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai City. The findings of the survey were unveiled in a survey report. According to the report, "The labor camps of these areas have very actively engaged in forced labor production and have made remarkable profits. The forced labor production has not only provided financial support to the labor camps' operation, but has also brought material benefits to the police staff." The labor camps in the three areas "enjoy positive financial status. Personal incomes of police officers are substantially higher than that in Shandong Province. The bonus for each police officer in Shiliping Forced Labor Camp is always about 20,000 yuan every year." [500 yuan is equal to the average monthly salary of an urban worker in China.]
In March 2003, the "Shandong Province Working Conference on Production from Forced Labor Reeducation" was held, with the objective of learning from the experiences of other labor camps on how to exploit the detainees' productivity. Division Chief Zhong Gongchang, from the Labor Reeducation Bureau of the Ministry of Justice attended the seminar. The so-called Top Ten most profitable labor camps and individuals in Shandong Province were shamelessly announced during this conference. The names are as follows:
Top Ten Forced Labor Camps:
- No. 10 Team from Shandong Province No. 2 Women's Labor Camp
- No. 2 Team from Shandong Province No.1 Women's Labor Camp
- The Bakery Workshop from Shandong Province No.1 Labor Camp
- No. 2 Team from Shandong Province No. 2 Labor Camp
- No. 1 Team from Zibo City Labor Camp
- No. 5 Team from Zaozhuang City Labor Camp
- No. 2 Team from Jining City Labor Camp
- No. 3 Team from Qindao City Labor Camp
- Group No.1 of No. 2 Team from Jinan City Labor Camp
- Group No. 2 of No. 3 Team from Weifang City Labor Camp
For personal gain, the police officers in Chinese forced labor camps illegally exploit abducted Falun Gong practitioners as slave laborers. The crimes of these unlawful people will be fully revealed and the perpetrators will be brought to justice.