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  1. 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 ...

  2. Poe camp loses poll fraud suit and vows to protest

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Supporters of the late Fernando Poe Jnr vowed to take to the streets yesterday after a unanimous court decision disallowing Poe's electoral fraud case against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Actress Susan Roces, widow of th ...

  3. Christians held to extort cash, say wife, lawyer

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... incident. Under the mainland's administrative detention system, people who have committed 'minor offences' can be sent to labour camps for up to four years without trial. Yang said he ... Verna Yu A Christian sent to re-education through labour is scheduled to appear in a Henan court later this week, while police are threatening other members of his church that they too ...

  4. Democrats' poll fall tied to scandal

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pan-democrats in mass resignations. 'Without any hard data, we cannot tell whether the effect was positive or negative.' He said the division in the democratic camp might have polarised supporters, meaning that diehard Democratic Party supporters might have given it a higher score, while supporters of rival groups in the camp might have ranked it lower. 'We do not yet have data ...

  5. Questions unanswered as the voters stay away

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the low turnout means to the makeup of the next Legislative Council- in particular whether the pan-democratic camp will win enough seats to have a say on constitutional reform. ... the pace of democratisation has been the main dividing line between the so-called Beijing-friendly and pro-democracy camps. However, following Beijing's pledge that Hong Kong people could ...

  6. Dissident vows to fight on after 12 years in jail

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... sent to a labour camp in 1993 for writing a 'peace charter' with other dissidents. Months before his arrest in 1998, Qin founded the China Human Rights Observer, a watchdog for rights ...

  7. The Penguin History of Modern China

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... and she was deported to a labour camp in Manchuria. Jonathan Fenby does not record this hapless girl's fate, but her plight is symptomatic of the apocalypse that overtook the mainland ...

  8. Political Animal

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the sexes In modern Hong Kong, are men or women more likely to fall victim to discrimination? The answer, according to the Beijing-friendly camp, appears to be 'both'. Federation of Trade Unions lawmaker Wong Kwok-hing yesterday led members of men's groups to meet Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. Among a long list of men's woes, Mr Wong said ...

  9. Police close in on radical cleric Bashir

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... US dollars to the paramilitary training camp in Aceh,' a senior anti-terror source told the South China Morning Post. 'He also gave his blessings for the setting up of the terror camp,' the officer added. Bashir's lawyer, Mahendradatta, rejected the claims, saying the cleric has no knowledge of the terror cell in Aceh. 'Abu Bakar Bashir has never been to Aceh. ...

  10. Stained by blood, Tiananmen witnesses won't forget or forgive

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the mainland. Any account of the event that deviates from the official version is strictly censored. Any open observance could result in being sent to a labour camp or being placed under house arrest. ...




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