Events

06/03/2016 - 14:04
This Saturday, June 4, 2016 is the 27th Anniversary of the Tian'anmen Square Massacre and Tank Man act of bravery. In honor of this momentous occasion, the Laogai Museum will be playing The Tank Man, a PBS Frontline Documentary (published April 12, 2006) in the museum's main lobby. 
05/24/2016 - 11:11
The Laogai Museum will be temporarily closed from tomorrow Wednesday, May 25, 2016 through Memorial Day. The Museum will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 10am to 6pm. The Laogai Museum would like to apologize for any inconvenience and looks forward to guests visiting in the future. 
03/15/2016 - 11:10
The Laogai Museum is featuring a special photo exhibition documenting the life of Dr. Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) from his days as a professor, protester during the Tiananmen Square democratic movement, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010, to his current imprisonment, for which he's serving an 11-year sentence. 
Here is a sampling of the images from his life. 
 
Student at Jilin University

In an undated... more
11/17/2015 - 14:40
Executive Director Harry Wu and personal friend to the Honorable Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will express his gratitude in a short elocution on Wednesday November 18. A portrait commemorating her time as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011-2013 will be unveiled in Washington, DC.

Executive Director of the Laogai Research Foundation, left, with Representative Ileana ... more
11/17/2015 - 13:16
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.... more
07/22/2015 - 11:47
The Laogai Museum, the only museum in the United States solely dedicated to promoting human rights and exposing Communist Party persecution in the People’s Republic of China, is moving to a new location within the historic DuPont Circle neighborhood. The new location of the Museum will be at 1901 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. The Museum will be closed during the course of the move from... more
02/18/2015 - 14:29
China executed approximately 2,400 people in 2013. China executes more people every year than the rest of the world combined. It puts more people to death per week than the U.S. does per year. Currently, 55 crimes are punishable by death, many of which are nonviolent or economic offenses. In addition, China’s criminal justice system fails to provide basic due process protections to criminal... more
02/05/2015 - 15:14
A group of students from American University's human rights program visited the Laogai Museum on January 27. The students received guided tours of the artifacts on display in the museum from Laogai Research Foundation staff and were treated to a presentation delivered by Executive Director Harry Wu on his experiences in China’s laogai system.  Issues discussed during the tour included how the... more
06/23/2014 - 00:00
On June 20, the Laogai Research Foundation held a press conference at the National Press Club for Stuart Foster, an American professor recently released from an eight-month sentence at a Chinese detention center. Mr. Foster described the torture his fellow inmates endured and how he was forced to assemble 6,000 to 8,000 Christmas Lights per day. A detention center guard told him that the... more
06/13/2014 - 17:06
On December 14, 2013 Stuart Foster, a college professor and former Fulbright scholar, was released from his eight-month sentence at the Baiyun Detention Center in Guangzhou, China, one of 1,398 identified administrative or criminal Chinese detention centers in which inmates are forced to perform arduous labor. While imprisoned, Mr. Foster was forced to manufacture Christmas lights and plastic... more

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