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Lady Finds Chinese Worker's Plea For Help Inside Product Bought At K-Mart

A clever Chinese worker smuggled the note above into a Halloween decoration which was later bought at a K-Mart store in Oregon, and the woman who discovered the note felt compelled to share it with the world.

Whether this note is a fake or not is still being debated, but Sophie Richardson from the Human Rights Watch claims:

We’re in no position to confirm the veracity or origin of this….

I think it is fair to say the conditions described in the letter certainly conform to what we know about conditions in…labor camps….

If this thing is the real deal, that’s somebody saying, “Please help me, please know about me, please react.” That’s our job.

Link  --via 22Words


Remarkably good English for the average Chinese factory worker. Also, I find that most consumer apparel is now made in other countries than China, because, ironically, it's too expensive to produce it there.

Edit: My mistake - not factory worker, but labor camp, so if the story is true, then the writer is there because of running afoul of the authority. Also, not consumer apparel - it's Halloween decorations, a lot (maybe most if not all) are made in China. I've never heard of labor camps being used to produce consumer goods, but it's not outside the realm of possibilities.
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I can confirm that this is a fake. Those are Japanese characters there. There is some Kanji but a lot is Katakana (and the majority is gibberish) and while the 2 languages do share Kanji they absolutely do not share Katakana.

Silly joke is silly.
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