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two years ago Beijing credit close the doors on it infamous fourth labor camps moved rewarded by the U. S. Washington upgraded China from the worst ranking on its blacklist of modern day slavery but documenting by Reuters state department expert app to downgrade China again in twenty fifteen nineteen torture and forced labor thriving in a new network of shadowy facilities and that Alexander Harney discovered American diplomat ignored that advice in favor of friendlier ties with Beijing wherever in justifying it decision not to downgrade , you're three going into China progress in arresting more and convicted for suspected human traffickers as well as increased our international cooperation can that modern slavery I was able to escape to ask a couple people previously entertained in some of these facilities as well as simple and their lawyers I'm and also we are writers were able to obtain and written testimony written and video testimony from nine and former detainees at one particular ability there too stories that really stuck out with means from their testimonies one is from Amy a woman who's kind and her arms were strapped to a wooden boards and she was injected with some but or she called unknown medicine Contra Costa London during her detained , the state department had that stands behind its current rating for Beijing sitting on the black list can lead to heavy sanction a downgrade would have put China back on the work level for modern slavery along with serial offenders like Syria and North Korea