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Detained American Provides Glimpse Into Chinese Forced Labor Practices

An American Fulbright Scholar who was arrested in China for stealing spent eight months assembling Christmas lights in a detention center. Stuart Foster lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Life there is quiet and comfortable. It’s hard to imagine that just months ago, he was working six days a week, more than eight hours a day, assembling Christmas lights in the Baiyun Detention Center in Guangzhou, China. “At about 9:30 or 10 [in the morning], it varied, they would bring in work...

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