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  1. News - China

    Former prisoner welcomes China labour camp reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese man who served two years in a hard labour camp for mocking a crime crackdown by disgraced former politician Bo Xilai welcomed proposed changes ... would be made. “The government will push reforms of the system this year,” said the China Daily, without giving details. Most of those condemned to the camps, where they perform manual labour ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's unjust labour camps must go

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... John Gong John Gong believes that those who challenge China's unjust and absurd punishment of labour re-education are vital in the larger push for change, even if they don't ... Law states: "No one is found guilty unless and until determined by a people's court." Yet when it comes to a type of punishment known as re-education through labour, which ...

  3. News - China - RIGHTS

    No love lost for 're-education through labour' system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... lost for camp regime Although the mainland's "re-education through labour" system has long been criticised by scholars and rights groups, it was not until last year that hope ... from prostitution to participating in religious cults or criticising the government- to labour camps for up to four years, without trial. Tang Hui was given 18 months of hard labour in August ...

  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    China to end notorious forced labour system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Verna Yu

    ... will end, says security tsar The mainland's new security tsar said yesterday the notorious practice of sending petty criminals and government critics to forced labour camps for up to four years ... camps. Calls to scrap the system grew last year after the media exposed the plight of Ren Jianyu, 25, a former village official who spent 15 months in a Chongqing labour camp for reposting ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is this really the end of re-education through labour?

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... the police would at least temporarily suspend sending a couple of hundred thousand defenceless people to labour camps each year? Did he also mean that, in the coming months, the more than 300 ... plainly did not foreshadow is the end of labour camps. Contrary to some media reports, he dealt solely with the "non-criminal" or "administrative" punishment known ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending re-education through labour must lead to curbs on police powers

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... prosecutors. The police have long been the major agency to wield this power. Labour re-education originated, of course, in the terrible forced labour camps of the former Soviet Union. Today, ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says whatever changes are made to the system,they must go hand in hand with efforts to ensure officers operate under the rule of law Ending re-education through labour ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Brave few who fight for rights of many

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was born in Beijing, but grew up in Shihezi, Xinjiang, a remote part of northern China as his parents were sent to a labour camp during the anti-rightist movement of the late 1950s. After studying ... 19 months before trial. Arrested again on October 8, 1996 for co-writing a paper on the Taiwan Issue, he served three years of re-education through labour. Since his release, his movements ...

  9. Business - China Business

    Labour chase takes inland turn

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei The perpetual quest for workers- not lower wages- is prompting electronics maker Foxconn into set up factories in the mainland's hinterland Labour chase takes inland turn Foxconn Technology Group and other electronics makers are saving little in wages by opening plants in inland China and are making the move because of labour shortages in traditional ...

  10. Business - China Business - MATCHMAKING

    Lunar New Year labour of love

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Signing up for a matchmaking service is one way for singles to head off nagging questions from parents about their unwed status Lunar New year labour of love Hundreds of millions of mainlanders make their annual pilgrimage to their parental homes every Lunar New Year, where the singles among them endure nagging about ...




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