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  1. News - China - RIGHTS

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

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

    ... Defenders said laojiao was also a convenient tool for police to lock up individuals found innocent by a court, making the system "a hotbed of injustice". After state media reporting ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com 'Re-education through labour' has long been seen as abusive by rights groups, but system instituted in 1950s had plenty of staying power Little love ...

  2. Legal system's rule of law conundrum

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of institutionalised abuse of the legal system. Bo nonetheless still has many supporters who admire his determination to reach his objective. His case is, therefore, a reminder that for the sake of social ... that have lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, it is also time for the party and the government to do much more to promote the rule of law. In practice, China has a dual system- the rule ...

  3. Beijing boasts of building system of laws in 30 years

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Beijing issued a white paper yesterday touting its 'Socialist System of Laws with Chinese Characteristics' as a milestone in the building of a legal system that serves the country's development needs, while adequately protecting human rights. But officials at the press conference were reluctant to address a question on the de facto house ...

  4. Transparency vital for judicial system

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the extradition of criminal mastermind Lai Changxing before a Canadian court finally accepted assurances that he would not be executed. By contrast New Zealand readily accepted the same assurance before ... reach of its system and penalties that are harsher than elsewhere. But whether they flee or stay in the country where the crime was committed, there has to be justice and it must be carried out ...

  5. News - China

    Mainland revises law to close court neutrality loopholes

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Law revised to define court neutrality China's top legislative body, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, passed a revised Civil Procedure Law yesterday to try to plug some legal loopholes. One of the amendments bans judges, prosecutors and court staff from accepting banquet invitations and gifts from plaintiffs, ...

  6. Mainland courts rely on confessions, study finds

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong A landmark study of the mainland's legal system by an independent, Hong Kong-based researcher has found that its courts rely on unusually high confession rate of 95 per cent to convict defendants. According to the 15-year study by Professor Mike McConville, dean of Chinese University's law faculty, mainland courts' almost exclusive reliance ...

  7. Stabbing uproar 'won't sway courts'

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The judicial system will remain rational amid the furore surrounding a hotel worker from Hubei who killed a cadre after he demanded sex, says the Supreme People's Court, the mainland's highest court. 'The more the media pays attention to [the case], the more the court in charge of the case remains rational,' court spokesman Sun Jungong was quoted as saying ...

  8. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... bachelor's degree. The list goes on. If the top leaders had such confidence in the US educational system, that is a convincing endorsement indeed. Apart from sending its citizens abroad to study, ...

  9. News - China

    China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 08:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Two more Southeast Asian countries have signed up to the Beidou satellite navigation system, China's alternative to the American GPS system. Laos and Brunei will be adopting the navigation system in an initial stage through research and co-operation agreements, China's Ministry of Science and Technology said at the weekend.   Earlier this month, Thailand ...

  10. Break the link

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the courts for their alleged illegality, they were dealt with by the police under the system of administrative detention, which is operated by the public security organs and is not subject ... the criminal justice system. However, laojiao is not legislated for by the National People's Congress, but is underpinned by various regulations issued by administrative bodies, including ...




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