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    How China Still Deals With Dissent

    “The nail that sticks out gets hammered down.” That ominous proverb helps explain the secretive world of Chinese labor camps, which have held 50 million people since the founding of the People’s Republic. Although officially abandoned in 2013, the camps are believed to have continued, incarcerating up to 1 million from the restive Xinjiang region, many of them ethnic Uighurs. Der Spiegel takes a look at three seemingly innocent men thrown into the laojiao suo for posting online criticism of their lot in life — and surviving the world’s largest forced labor, brainwashing and torture system.

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