Definition of laogai in English:


Line breaks: lao¦gai
Pronunciation: /laʊˈgʌɪ


(the laogai)
  • (In China) a system of labour camps, many of whose inmates are political dissidents.
    More example sentences
    • I would especially call customs agents' attention to goods from Communist China, many of which are made in the laogai or Chinese gulag.
    • He defied the Chinese Communist government and spent almost 18 years in the laogai or Chinese gulag.


Chinese, 'reform through labour'.

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