Definition of laogai in English:

laogai

noun

the laogai
  • (in China) a system of labor camps, many of whose inmates are political dissidents.

    • ‘He defied the Chinese Communist government and spent almost 18 years in the laogai or Chinese gulag.’
    • ‘I would especially call customs agents' attention to goods from Communist China, many of which are made in the laogai or Chinese gulag.’

Origin

Chinese, reform through labor.

Pronunciation:

laogai

/ˌlouˈɡī/