Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods
ISBN: 1616209178
EAN13: 9781616209179
Language: English
Publication Date: Feb 2, 2021
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods

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A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: Newsweek * Refinery29

Timely and urgent . . . Pang is a dogged investigator. --The New York Times

Moving and powerful. --Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author

Discover the truth behind the discounts

In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been five dollars at Kmart, too good a deal to pass up. But when she opened the box, something shocking fell out: an SOS letter, handwritten in broken English.
Sir: If you occassionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicuton of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever.
The note's author, Sun Yi, was a mild-mannered Chinese engineer turned political prisoner, forced into grueling labor for campaigning for the freedom to join a forbidden meditation movement. He was imprisoned alongside petty criminals, civil rights activists, and tens of thousands of others the Chinese government had decided to reeducate, carving foam gravestones and stitching clothing for more than fifteen hours a day.

In Made in China, investigative journalist Amelia Pang pulls back the curtain on Sun's story and the Read More chevron_right

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