Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules'

News & Features Anthony Kuhn · ·
Petitioner Liu Xinyu stands outside a Beijing hotel where she was recently detained by provincial officials. The hotel is run by the Guangxi provincial government's liaison office in Beijing. Unlike some secret detention facilities, known in China as "black jails," there are no iron bars on the hotel's doors or windows, but Liu says two female guards were hired to monitor her around the clock.