China province to ban cheap bricks to fight slavery

A Chinese province at the centre of a scandal over forced labour at brick kilns will ban the making of cheap bricks — but not for another 18 months — in an effort to end the practice, the official Xinhua news agency said. From the end of next year, cities in northern Shanxi province will no longer be allowed to use solid clay bricks of the kind made cheaply in small kilns, Xinhua reported, citing the provincial government. Full Story

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