Forced Labor in China

2255 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 | Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held another in its series of staff-led Issues Roundtables, entitled "Forced Labor in China" on Wednesday, June 22, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in Room 2255 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

This roundtable examined China's use of forced labor in profit-making prisons. From recent reports, the Chinese government's use of forced labor persists. The Commission is concerned that prison labor products are entering United States' markets, even though the U.S. and China have signed two agreements, in 1992 and 1994, to bar exports of prison products to the U.S. and to allow for inspections of forced labor facilities. The U.S. has received little cooperation in implementing these agreements.


Mr. Harry Wu, Founder and Executive Director, Laogai Research Foundation

Mr. Jeff Fiedler, President, Food and Allied Service Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Mr. Gregory Xu, a Falun Dafa practitioner and researcher on the treatment of Falun Dafa practitioners in China