Chinese Force Labor Camp Inmates to play computer games

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  1. Apparently inmates at Chinese labor camps are forced to make crap car seat covers by day and forced to play World of Warcraft by night. It might be a pleasant life for some. :scratch: :? I wonder if that idea would be worth pitching to the warden at Gitmo Detention Center? :?

    [FONT=&quot]Chinese Prisoners Forced to Play World of Warcraft, Detainee Says[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Published May 26, 2011[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]| News Corp Australian Papers[/FONT]
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    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/26/chinese-prisoners-forced-play-world-warcraft-detainee-says/#ixzz1NVV1Eiii[/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]A former prisoner of a Chinese labor camp claims guards are forcing detainees to play online games as part of a huge money-making scam.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Liu Dali told The Guardian website that guards traded the credits inmates built up playing games such as World of Warcraft for money.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]"The computers were never turned off."[/FONT][FONT=&quot][/FONT]​
    [FONT=&quot]"Prison bosses made more money forcing inmates to play games than they do forcing people to do manual labor," he said.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]"There were 300 prisoners forced to play games. We worked 12-hour shifts in the camp. I heard them say they could earn 5000-6000rmb a day.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]"We didn't see any of the money. The computers were never turned off."[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Dali -- not his real name -- is aged 54 and was sent to Jixi re-education camp in Heilongjiang province in northeast China, in 2004.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]He said he would spend his days either breaking rocks or assembling car seat covers and his nights playing computer games.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Dali said that if he didn't complete his credit quota, the guards would punish him: "They would beat me with plastic pipes. We kept playing until we could barely see things."[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]The building up and trading of game credits is known as gold farming. Millions of gamers around the world pay real money for the credits in order to save hours of playing time.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Gold farming is rampant in China and other developing nations. Many Chinese gamers have full-time jobs as gold farmers but The Guardian story highlights the first time it has been practiced in labor camps.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Quoting figures from the China Internet Center, the paper says almost £1.2 billion ($1.65 billion) worth of virtual currencies was traded in China in 2008.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Read more technology news and reviews at News.com.au.[/FONT]
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    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/26/chinese-prisoners-forced-play-world-warcraft-detainee-says/#ixzz1NVUsyHqk[/FONT]
     
  2. Bloody hell, I could send my son to summer camp there, he'd love it. I can see a niche market there for our youth.
     
  3. So how long before somone starts printing "I got pwned at Jixi re-education camp" t-shirts?

    Q
     
  4. Could be worse. They could be made to pick cockles off beaches.
     
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  5. So people who pay real money for game creditsare not only weird they are also supporters of slave labour.

    Even more reasons to avoid all contact with them.
     
  6. Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeroy Xianping!!!!!!!
    ...at least i have chicken in black bean sauce
     
  7. Apparantley the foreman told them to to get out when the water reached Knee High, but Knee High was in the van! Ah my coat thank you.