Massive and Exploitive Slave Labor Operations in the Jilin Prison System
(Minghui.org) Slave labor has existed in the Jilin Province prison system for a long time, starting with farm work, trenching, and construction, then moving on to factory-style production, until finally a corporation was established. The Chinese Communist government's organized system of slave labor exploits detainees for maximum profit.
The extremely intense labor is very harmful, and many detainees develop all sorts of diseases. Some inmates go to the extreme of self-mutilation to avoid slave labor, and some die from work-related accidents. Inmates only receive a dozen yuan as compensation for their hard and often dangerous work.
In April 2005, Jilin Prison System established the Jilin Jixin Corporation.
Located at 1000 Xinfa Road, Changchun City, Jilin Province, the Jilin Jixin Corporation has 13 subsidiary companies located in eight counties. Seven of them are in Changchun City. The businesses ranges from mechanical and electrical equipment, chemical products, carpets, apparel, machinery, and handmade arts and crafts to mobile phone batteries, radiators, cement, construction, agricultural production, processing, and more. Registered capital: 92,885,700 yuan.
Jilin Changchun Switch Limited Liability Company (Products made in Tiebei Prison, Changchun)
Jilin Jiahuan Light Industry Products Processing Co., Ltd. (Made in Suburb Prison, Changchun Northern)
Jilin Huayuan Rubber Products Co., Ltd. (Made in Changchun Prison)
Jilin Jialu Industry & Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Xingye Prison, Changchun)
Jilin Xinyuan Apparel Limited Liability Company (Products made in Heizuizi Woman's Prison)
Jilin Shiling Cement Co., Ltd. (Product made in Siping Prison)
Jilin Haoyu Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Meihekou Prison)
Jilin Jialian Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Products made in Jilin Prison)
Jilin Sifang Agricultural Limited Liability Company (Products made in Zhenlai Prison)
Jilin Xiangrui Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Yanji Prison)
Jilin Taian Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Gongzhuling Prison)
Jilin Longxin Industrial Co., Ltd. (Products made in Yanji Qiuligou Prison)
Jilin Jixin Group Construction Company
All the subsidiaries except the last one are located in prisons. Most of the workers are detainees. They have to work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Those who refuse to work are either beaten, shocked with electric batons, or held in solitary confinement.
Details collected online:
1. Jilin Changchun Switch Limited Liability Company (Products made in Tiebei Prison, Changchun)
2. Jilin Jiahuan Light Industry Products Processing Co., Ltd. (Products made in Changchun Northern Suburb Prison, Changchun): 86-431-8450130. Located in Northern Suburb Yijian Village in the Kuancheng District, it provides clothing, knit wear, handicrafts, carpets, crops, agricultural products, production processing, and sales of products and services.
3. Jilin Huayuan Rubber Products Co., Ltd. (Made in Changchun Prison)
Formerly called Jilin Rubber Overshoes Factory General, it was established in 1957. The main products are cold glued shoes. They also manufacture and process clothing, wood carvings, craft birds, magnetic materials, machinery, and more. They are one of the medium-sized enterprises, with 3538 employees, including 540 professional and technical personnel and 2994 technicians. They have 12 production units, with an annual profit of 40 million yuan.
Located at 2888 Xiaochengzi St. in the Kuancheng District of Changchun, the company covers 250,000 square meters. The factory alonge is 40,000 square meters, and office buildings, 10,000 square meters. The shoe workshop produces 1.5 to 2 million shoes annually. The clothing workshop covers 5300 square meters. They have a technical staff of 40, and 650 technicians mainly dedicated to the production and processing of uniforms, cotton clothing, and casual wear. Some products are exported to Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The workshop has 500 pieces of special equipment to produce clothing. 100,000 products are made each month. Their woodcarving and craft bird manufacturing workshop has a technical staff of 600, and the products are exported to Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.
4. Jilin Jialu Industry & Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Xingye Prison in Changchun)
Located at 2282 Yatai Street North, Changchun City, the company covers 38,515 square meters, and the factory itself 12,580 square meters. The major business includes carton processing, garment processing, handicraft production, and a variety of semi-finished products and services processing. The company has 10 workshops and a technical staff of 1200.
Of the 10 workshops, three are automated, multi-function carton processing workshop units.
There is one advanced sweater knitting workshop. Most of the machines are imported from Korea.
The workshop is capable of producing a variety of beautiful sweaters that are exported to more than a dozen countries, including the United States, Japan, and South Korea.
There is one advanced garment processing plant. One workshop has advanced professional printing lines and design capability. There is a workshop featuring craft-making, and four workshops that simply process products.
5. Jilin Xinyuan Apparel Limited Liability Company (Products made in Heizuizi Woman's Prison)
6. Jilin Shiling Cement Co., Ltd. (Product made in Siping Prison)
The company, officially established in 1999, registered capital of 32.7 million yuan. It is located in Shiling Town, Lishu County, Siping City. They have two new cement production lines, generating 40 million tons of cement clinker, and 65 million tons of cement annually.
Sales revenue in recent years was more than 80 million yuan, with profits of more than 10 million yuan annually. Most of the workers are detainees. The work includes unloading trains (slag and coal, etc.), and packaging and transport of cement. Several workers accidentally fell into the cement kiln, and only pieces of clothing were ever retrieved. Countless workers have developed silicosis of the lung. The rest of the inmates work on all sorts of other products, including making light bulbs; grinding gemstones; making silk flowers, lobster clasps (a type of button from 2003-2006), and popsicle sticks (2006-2008); assembling lighter heads (2008), clothing, cell phone batteries, and army boots; assembling beads; making disposable underwear; etc.
Some of the slave labor products
7. Jilin Haoyu Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Meihekou Prison)
Located in Meihekou City, it was established on June 4, 2002. There are nine districts inside the plant, with a staff of 1700. The factory covers 8,000 square meters. They mainly process products, such as handmade carpets, knit sweaters, and carved crafts.
8. Jilin Jialian Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Made in Jilin Prison)
Located in the Chuanying District of Jilin City, the company was established in 2002. The company covers 200,000 square meters, the factory plant covers 30,000 square, and the office building covers 2000 square meters. They have a staff of 3200, with 330 mangers, and 200 technical staff. The main work is garment processing, machining, carpet weaving, civil aluminum profile radiator manufacturing, and a variety of individually-contracted hand-processed products.
The garment processing workshop covers 3,000 square meters and has a technical staff of 50, with 500 workers. They have more than 500 top of the line sewing machines, ironing machines, and other advanced equipment. They are mainly engaged in the design and production of a variety of clothing, including work uniforms, suits, children's wear, knitted garments, and household bedding.
The workshop is equipped with over 50 large or medium-sized general purpose machining units including a T6160 floor type boring machine, a 6M open side planning machine, a 1.6M vertical lathe, a 50 lathe, a slotting machine, a 1.25M gear hobbing machine, and a milling machine. It has the capacity to process different kinds of auxiliary parts and to assemble components and complete appliances. The riveting and welding workshop is equipped with a 6m bending machine, a 5m shearing machine, a large-scale rolling and flat machine, an argon arc welder, a CO2 gas shielded welder, a shielded metal arc welder, etc. Its annual production capacity can reach 3,000 tons. The machining workshop and riveting and welding workshop are equipped with multiple 30-ton crown blocks as auxiliary facilities. The area of production sites in both workshops totals about 10,000 square meters.
The carpet weaving workshop covers 3,000 square meters and has 400 workers. They produce up to 100,000 square feet of carpet annually.
Address: 100 Junmin Road Chuanying District Jilin City Jilin Province P.R.China zip 132012
9. Jilin Sifang Agricultural Limited Liability Company (Products made in Zhenlai Prison)
10. Jilin Xiangrui Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Yanji Prison)
Located at 3195 Shenhua Street, Yanji City, Jilin Province, it was established in April 2005. The company mainly processes products. They have nine enterprises, including nail making, and weaving. They have a staff of 1200.
11. Jilin Taian Industry and Trade Co., Ltd. (Products made in Gongzhuling Prison)
Located between 102 State Highway and the south side of Hada Railroad, and near the exit to Sichang Highway, it covers 760,000 square meters. The company produces wooden and iron crafts, bathrobes, and socks, and does printing, mechanical processing, and rubber product processing.
12. Jilin Longxin Industrial Co., Ltd. (Products made in Yanji Qiuligou Prison)
Located in Qiuligou Town, Dunhua City, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, the company was established on October 30, 2005. With fixed assets of 260 million yuan, it registered a capital of 74 million yuan. The company covers 47,500 square meters, and the plant covers 4,000 square meters. They mainly process products for export, including carpets, sweaters, and plastic woven products. Their profit was 152 million yuan last year, and the labor income was 182 million yuan.
There are several more prisons in Jilin Province:
Changchun Jingyue Prison
Jilin Juvenile Prison
Jilin Baishan Prison
Siping Yingcheng Prison
These places also have detainees, in the so-call labor reform system. The CCP benefits from this chain of production, making their management more powerful, and becoming more bold in human rights abuse.