On Friday November 13, students from Yale University will visit the Laogai Research Foundation. Students will be fortunate to hear Executive Director Harry Wu recount his experiences in China’s laogai system. Then a tour of the Laogai Museum where issues include the Chinese Communist Party’s rise to power, life in the laogai and China’s human rights legacy as it becomes more of a global power.
The Laogai Museum features exhibits, archived documents, and original artifacts depicting the horrors of China’s laogai system, China’s vast detention facilities in which countless political prisoners are incarcerated. The museum exists to raise awareness of the laogai system and human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party.