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    Tesco charity cards ‘packed by China’s prison slaves’

    Tesco charity cards ‘packed by China’s prison slaves’ | News | The Sunday Times

    When Florence Widdicombe opened a box of Tesco charity Christmas cards to send them to her friends, the six-year-old schoolgirl from Tooting, south London, was startled to find that one of them had already been used. The card, featuring a kitten in a Santa hat, contained a despairing message from a Chinese gulag.

    We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qingpu prison China, the message read in capital letters. Forced to work against our will. Please help us and notify human rights organisation. Florence had accidentally stumbled on a chilling link between British Christmas fun and Chinese human rights abuse.
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    Reminds me of the old joke about a finding in a Chinese restaurant fortune cookie: 'Help, I'm a prisoner in a Chinese cookie factory.' Too real not to be true.
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    Re: Tesco charity cards ‘packed by China’s prison slaves’

    Sawdust burgers and borscht — Peter Humphrey’s Christmas in a Chinese prison | News | The Sunday Times

    Sawdust burgers and borscht — Peter Humphrey’s Christmas in a Chinese prison

    Christmas is a miserable, lonely time for the foreign inmates in Qingpu prison’s 8 Brigade. About two-thirds are Christians. The officers seem to think the little extras they dole out at this time of year amount to a grand gesture. For me it was a time when the sense of deprivation and isolation from home hit hardest.

    The prison at the centre of a new investigation into the possible use of forced labour in the packaging of Tesco Christmas cards is a fortress at the southwestern edge of Shanghai. From the inside it looks like a university campus, except the windows have bars and the perimeter is guarded by a paramilitary force.
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    Sounds like the Chinese style of doing things.
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    Re: Tesco charity cards ‘packed by China’s prison slaves’

    Ms. Widdicombe should shop at Sainsbury's or Waitrose in protest.

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