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  1. Kinder face for notorious re-education camps

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan The mainland plans to reform its laojiao, or re-education through labour, system, turning it into a special education programme for young offenders, a legal expert said. Fu Hualing, a mainland criminal law specialist at the University of Hong Kong who is close to State Council legal experts, said the National People's Congress Standing Committee was drafting ...

  2. Pro-democracy activist detained in Beijing

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... citizens' constitutional rights. It also called for the abolition of the laojiao or 're-education through labour' system, and an end to the persecution of petitioners, who are often ...

  3. Time to re-educate government on its school integration policy

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the children, some of whom are bullied or laughed at by their counterparts because of their weak academic attainment under the normal curriculum. Is this the opportune moment for the re-education of our ...

  4. Re-education needed on learning difficulties

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong remains dependent on the energy and enterprise of its people to maintain a competitive edge. Education is now key to exploiting those qualities. Our city cannot afford to waste its human capital. The Ombudsman's latest report deals with an ...

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

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

    ... the statement said. Re-education through labour has been used throughout the mainland since 1957 to punish minor offenders such as petty thieves, hooligans and Falun Gong followers who are not subject ... 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 ...

  6. 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 ... might only apply to minor offenders. 'But the re-education through labour system covers a lot of political prisoners,' he said. 'It remains to be seen how this [new rule] ...

  7. Human rights on Sino-EU agenda

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... trial, or 're-education through labour', in the pretext of cleaning up the capital in the run-up to next summer's Olympic Games. In an open letter to the National People's Congress Standing Committee, the human rights advocacy group called for an end to 're-education through labour', which can last for up to four years. ...

  8. Olympics may be used 'as a pretext' to abuse human rights, warns Amnesty International

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... to reform the system, is 're-education through labour'. The report highlights the case of Falun Gong practitioner Bu Dongwei, who it says is doing forced packing work at the Tuanhe correctional labour facility in Beijing. Mr Bu, a former employee with a US aid organisation, was assigned 21/2 years' of re-education through labour last summer after a police raid on his home ...

  9. Labor Party makes long-distance call to HK-based Australian voters

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... surely, to be touting 'Kevin Rudd and Labor New Leadership' for an election held thousands of kilometres away? Not according to the Australian Labor Party, which is paying HK$80,000 ... on the corner of Chatham Road South. Australians go to the polls next Saturday. They will choose between Labor and the incumbent Liberal and National Party coalition led by Prime Minister John Howard, ...

  10. Ignorant of history

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... problems, what with confessions extracted through torture, closed hearings, denial of a defendant's right to meet his or her lawyer, and the like. But as long as re-education through labour ... without trial for up to four years. This system of 're-education through labour' continues today and is a black mark on China's international reputation. To this day, anyone ...




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