The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, which detains parents and led to the separation of 2,000 children, has been controversial and lead to some changes.
But in China, police have been interning hundreds of thousands of adults for offenses like growing a beard or legally traveling overseas, or sometimes no offense at all.
There are so many children without parents that orphanages have become overcrowded and children have been moved away to other centers, where their parents may have difficulty finding them.
It’s difficult to estimate how many people have been detained, but satellite imagery shows a huge boom in detention center construction in the last few years with one center potentially holding 10,000 people.
The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” border policy, which initially led to the separation of about 2,300 children from their parents who were detained for crossing the US border illegally, has sparked widespread controversy and outrage.
But an ocean away, China has quietly been hauling off hundreds of thousands of its own citizens with little reason or access to recourse, breaking up thousands of families in the process.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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