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  1. Labour camp veterans reunited 60 years on

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Meo

    ... Nick Meo in Singapore British and Commonwealth survivors of Japan's second world war labour camps were reunited with their liberators in a dawn ceremony on Monday, 60 years to the day after they were freed. Former prisoners of war and civilian internees paid tribute to fallen comrades at Kranji War Cemetery alongside veterans who landed in the city in September 1945. After ...

  2. Henan economic miracle labours under ugly truths

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... but the price of our product hasn't,' Mr Li said. Just a kilometre or two away is the Henan No3 Labour Re-education Camp and, in another part of town, the smaller Henan County Labour ... for Rebecca,' said one guard at the No3 Camp. 'They don't make the finished product.' It is not only wigs being made in these camps. The Labour Re-education Electronics and Machinery ...

  3. Critics take shine off boot-camp reforms

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin looks at the debate raging over plans to replace the system of re-education through labour Dissident poet Huang Xiang is something of an expert on detention, having ... in re-education through labour centres, starting when he was 18. 'I did not fall into any of the categories of people who should be sent to labour centres,' said Huang, who was labelled ...

  4. 'Every night, I heard the last sighs of girls dying. They were the lucky ones'

    Posted May 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and through the kindness of strangers she survived. In Hong Kong l Lotte Weiss' first 'crime' at the concentration camp was to finish digging through a plot of debris too quickly ... A combination of guile and the kindness of strangers in the camp, from clerks and civilians, to her work commander, or Kapo, a German Gentile imprisoned for prostitution, saved Lotte during the three ...

  5. Banks buy into jail-labour firm

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... for big international banks, which often buy shares on behalf of clients. On Saturday, guards at Henan No3 Labour Re-education Camp and the Xuchang County Labour Re-education Camp told the South ... and the China Labour Bulletin. 'Labour re-education camps are for citizens who haven't been given the benefit of a court trial and are under what is regarded by international law as arbitrary ...

  6. UN trip success?

    Posted Dec 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The UN's first such fact-finding trip in a decade concludes that torture and labour camps are widespread on the mainland. While appreciating the chance to visit, a UN envoy complained of obstruction by security authorities. Was the visit a success? Write to us ...

  7. Pro-Beijing camp still simmering over CE candidate

    Posted Jun 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... figures who scrambled to heap praise on Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's abilities to become the next chief executive, the traditional pro-government camp's support for the hot favourite's ... in the patriotic camp. In her broadcast on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, she said there seemed to be a cultural gap and emotional distance between Mr Tsang and patriotic forces. Describing Mr Tsang ...

  8. Inspiration for novels drawn from life in gulag

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to 'reform through labour' in 1958 during the 'anti-rightist' campaign for writing a poem. He served time at several labour camps, work farms and prisons through the Cultural ... in 1989. Grass Soup in 1992 and My Bodhi Tree in 1994 were based on diaries he kept while in the labour camp. Nine of his works have been made into movies. He is a member of an advisory body ...

  9. Lamy backs inclusion of standards for workers

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... and gender inequality issues. 'The thesis of this camp was we had to find some sort of mechanism between WTO and ILO in order to make sure we created coherence between these core labour ... for the inclusion of labour standards in the WTO framework in his last public appearance before the formal start of this week's ministerial meeting. 'The WTO and its secretariat do not have ...

  10. Writer turns wasteland into a creative frontier

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Zhang Xianliang has created a movie studio near the labour camp where he was once a convict, writes Bill Savadove When Zhang Xianliang was serving time in a mainland labour camp, every ... at the time,' Zhang said, referring to his arrest in 1958 for writing a poem. 'They arrested the people who had been participating in the revolution for years and put them in labour camps ...




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