The Laogai Research Foundation works to expose labor camps in China. So far, 1422 camps, believed to contain between 3 to 6 million prisoners, have been documented. The prisoners of conscience include priests, monks, dissidents, lawyers, Falun Gong practitioners, Christians and Tibetans. This is one of China’s state secrets, and was criticized in a UN report from November 2008.
Products manufactured in these camps are exported to many places, including Europe. There are currently 256 labour camps operating as registered businesses in China.