(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'.
Definition of laogai in:
- The US English dictionary