China sends high-profile dissidents on forced luxury holidays


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Perverse economics at work, there is actually an incentive to 'travel' someone so that police and security cronies also get a paid vacation rather than a day in a bloody floor drain room full of rubber hoses and jumper cables.


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Sounds like the government watchers go "I want to travel to Thailand this year...and so do you."

They probably get to expense everything too, hence the fine food and booze.


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They're putting the "party" back into the one-party state.


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It's not just dissidents - foreign students in general are suspect and some get their own mandatory trips to Inner Mongolia.

http://m.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2014/0604/On-Tiananmen-anniversary-students-sent-on-mandatory-free-trip-to-Inner-Mongolia-video


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