Рабский труд Китая

Когда обнаружилось, что на государственном кирпичном заводе в уезде Хундун провинции Шаньси использовался рабский труд, я вспомнил знаменитый эпизод из пекинской оперы. В этой опере приговоренная к смерти проститутка по имени Су Сань просит пощады у равнодушного прохожего, когда ее ведут по главным дорогам уезда Хундун в кандалах.

На веб-сайте правительства уезда не упоминается рабский или детский труд на кирпичном заводе. Все что можно увидеть, это дикторов национального телевидения, сообщающих о радостных людях, возвращающихся в Хундун, чтобы найти свои корни и отдать дань уважения предкам. Также встречаются репортажи о визитах в Хундун высокопоставленных чиновников.

Действительно, если бы не 400 отцов, подавших прошение о спасении своих похищенных и проданных в рабство детей, уезд Хундун до сих пор оставался бы популярным местом для китайцев, ищущих свои корни. В результате репортажей о кирпичных заводах, на которых используется рабский труд, а также сообщений о том, что восьмилетний ребенок, работавший на таком заводе, был похоронен заживо, и об убийствах рабочих-мигрантов, Хундун приобрел дурную репутацию.

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