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  1. Lawyers win role for people facing labour-camp cases

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Chongqing has begun allowing lawyers to represent people facing detention in re-education-through-labour camps- an unprecedented move to shed light on the system's ... to criminal prosecution. A panel of police officers or government officials determines whether the accused should be detained at a labour camp. The workings of the system are opaque because ...

  2. Labour camp looms for HK drug abusers on mainland

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo and Celine Sun The head of Guangdong's anti-drugs commission says mainland authorities may impose tougher punishments, including a year in a labour camp, on Hongkongers ... across the border, but that those arrested more than once could face a year in a labour camp and compulsory drug-rehabilitation treatment. Mr Chen was speaking at a seminar attended by dozens ...

  3. News - China - JUSTICE

    End of forced labour hailed, but some fear it may return in another form

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... for the half-century-old laojiao system, which allows the police to send people to forced labour camps for up to four years without trial. Some feared the system might stay on the books or continue in an altered ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Laojiao system may have had its day, but some fear that it may be not disappear altogether The end of forced labour- or not? Legal experts and rights groups ...

  4. Protester alleging abuses is sent to a labour camp

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai has sentenced a woman to 18 months of re-education through labour after she posted articles on the internet alleging authorities physically abused ... and the central government's main complaints office in Beijing. The article details alleged physical and mental abuse. The mainland considers re-education through labour to be less serious than ...

  5. Doubts on labour camp law revamp

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Rights groups are uncertain if it will help political and religious dissidents China's move to reform the controversial re-education through labour, or laojiao, system ... are empowered to put all kinds of minor offenders, or people believed to be a risk to social stability, into laojiao centres to serve a maximum term of four years of forced labour without going through ...

  6. Journalist moved to labour camp

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Jailed journalist Ching Cheong has been moved to a reform-through-labour centre where his family is expected to be able to visit him. Ching's journalist wife, Mary Lau Man-yee, said yesterday she had received a letter from the centre, the Tianhe prison in Beijing, notifying her of the transfer, which took place on December 26. She said Beijing authorities had ...

  7. News - China

    Labour arbitration law could have prevented worker's suicide

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau If sacked shoe factory striker Zhou Jianrong's suicide speeds passage of labour arbitration law, it will have saved jobs of others fighting for rights Worker paid with her life so others can live free of fear On Thursday, more than 100 representatives of labour groups from around the nation, workers and the family of Zhou Jianrong gathered in Guangzhou to mourn ...

  8. News - China

    The forgotten army of the first world war: How Chinese labourers helped shape Europe

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 07:42pm by Patrick Boehler and Cedric Sam

    ... of the first world war’s outbreak in Europe. A hundred years later, the story of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese workers, the largest non-European labour contingent in the war, is only slowly ... of the Chinese Labour Corps ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - BOXING

    Pacquiao camp wary of 'surprise package' Algieri

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 10:25pm by Unus Alladin

    ... He's a very good athlete so we'll see. "We will begin the training camp after we go across to China to promote the fight, so we will be busy," said Roach, who added the bout ... a step closer to a possible world title bout in November. "We had a lot of training camps. We started in New York and then we came back to Los Angeles and now we are in Macau. He's ...

  10. News - China

    How China is using criminal detention in place of re-education through labour

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... year stopped the notorious practice of sending people to re-education-through-labour camps, legal experts and rights lawyers noticed a rise in the number of activists placed in criminal ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Re-education through labour is a thing of the past, but criminal detention now takes its place New set of bars Keen to learn about the United Nations' ...




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