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  1. Civil rights activist gets two years in labour camp

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Civil rights activist Xiao Yong (pictured) has been sentenced to two years in a labour camp for buying stolen motorcycles. However, his friends say authorities are using it as an excuse to silence him ahead of the 18th Communist Party congress. Xiao yesterday called people to say he was being sent to a labour camp, according to microblog postings ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pro-Beijing camp woo pan-democrats with ‘exclusive’ talks for Shanghai visit

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:26pm by Jeffie Lam and Stuart Lau

    ... of the gesture. We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan  But other pan-democrats want a guarantee. "We still want the central government to give us a reply first on whether the officials are willing to have an exclusive meeting with us," Labour Party lawmaker ...

  3. Sars story lands website boss in labour camp

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Baoding police in Hebei have sent a website owner to labour camp for two years for spreading a rumour about a case of severe acute respiratory ... 'Baoding Public Security Bureau's Xinshi district division sent the person to re-education through labour camp for two years on February 26.' Re-education through labour, which can last ...

  4. Factories to shed 'labour camp' label in 2011

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... universities in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the mainland described Foxconn as a 'labour camp' that severely violates China's labour laws and abuses workers physically and mentally. Based ... Bien Perez Experts say last year's wave of suicides at Foxconn Technology Group and strikes at other manufacturers marked a low point for labour relations on the mainland, but warn ...

  5. Foxconn factories are labour camps: report

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Technology giant Foxconn has been described as a 'labour camp' that severely violates China's labour laws and abuses workers physically and mentally, in a research ... workers,' the letter said. The researchers reported that employees were forced to work 80 to 100 hours of overtime per month. Under China's labour law, the legal limit on overtime is 36 hours ...

  6. Shenzhen petitioners may be sent to labour camps

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

    ... He Huifeng Petitioners in Shenzhen could be sent to labour camps unless they abide by a stringent new set of rules that appear aimed at limiting the channels for protest and punishing ... warning would be detained if they made a third 'abnormal' complaint; and those who had been detained would be sent to a labour camp for up to three years if they made a fourth. Fourteen ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEMOCRACY

    Adviser who warned of 'bloody conflicts' says pro-democracy camp no match for Beijing

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 03:05pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Lau Siu-kai, who has advised the local and central governments, says Beijing will not allow public nomination and continued unrest will make the city ungovernable Despite hundreds of thousands voicing support for democracy in Occupy Central’s unofficial referendum and the July 1 march, the size of the pro-democracy camp is still not enough to take ...

  8. 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' ...

  9. Peasant leader given two years in labour camp

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... province was sentenced to two years in a labour camp yesterday- ironically not for his campaign but for talking to foreign journalists. Yu Changwu, 52, was sentenced to two years' re-education ... Hualing, a mainland criminal law specialist at the University of Hong Kong, said sentencing Yu to a labour camp meant his offence was not serious, otherwise he would have been charged with breaking ...

  10. News - Asia - PRESS FREEDOM

    Myanmar journalists jailed 10 years, face hard labour over Chinese chemical weapons report

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:53pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Lawyer says verdict came as a surprise and vows to appeal A court in central Myanmar handed harsh sentences to four journalists of the Unity Journal and the weekly newspaper's owner in what has been widely con ...




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