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  1. News - China

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

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

    ... 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' ... and petitioners also say they are experiencing more criminal detentions than before since the abolition of re-education through labour. Criminal detention "is ostensibly a legal measure, but in fact ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Huang Haibo's case sheds light on the detention of prostitutes and clients

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:55am by Cary Huang

    ... "detention and re-education for those involved in prostitution", opinion swung abruptly to overwhelming support for Huang, with an outcry against what many saw as a government abuse of human ... the Legislation Law introduced in 2000, punishment that restricts personal freedom must be regulated by law. Experts compared detention and re-education for those involved in prostitution to the recently ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    There should be more to life than stereotypes

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:32am by Michael Chugani

    ... re-education camps? Surely, that's something that belongs to China's repressive past. Aspiring superpowers that want global respect can't just throw people into detention camps without ... President Barack Obama is trying hard to shut down Guantanamo. What's there to re-educate anyway? Huang was simply satisfying a human need when he paid for sex with a willing partner. ...

  4. News - China - JUSTICE

    New forms of extrajudicial detention emerge to replace China’s labour camps

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:46pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com 'Reprimand centres' established in Henan province to replace re-education through labour camps, commonly used to detain petitioners with grievances ... Re-education through labour camps, which were frequently used to detain petitioners with grievances against officals, were abolished by the National People's Congress Standing Committee ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    South China Morning Post bags 11 prizes at press awards

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Phila Siu

    ... for the mainland's notorious re-education-through-labour camps. Through the story of a 43-year-old mother who went into prostitution in Wuhan because she was laid off from a chemical factory, Yu revealed that prostitutes have to face verbal and physical abuse from clients and the threat of getting arrested and being sent to re-education-through-labour camps. Senior reporter Wu Nan bagged a merit prize ...

  6. News - China

    China bans the locking up of petitioners seeking government redress

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 12:01pm by AFP

    ... ago of “re-education through labour”. Similar pledges have been made before, but detentions have continued nonetheless. Chinese citizens unable to find redress from local officials often ... with their superiors”. The move follows a decision by Beijing last November to end a decades-old system of “re-education through labour” camps, where petitioners and minor offenders could be sentenced for up ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing police detain writer Huang Zerong, or Tieliu, 81

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by AP

    ... in a re-education through labour camp. The Communist Party cleared his name in 1980.   ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Chinese film director Wang Quanan arrested for soliciting prostitutes

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 02:44pm by Li Jing

    ... Huang was later given six months of "detention and re-education for those involved in prostitution", a punishment that earned him sympathy and support from the public. Wang may face ... to have confessed to the police that he paid the woman 800 yuan (HK$1,000) for sex and admitted that he hired her through information he received in text messages. The statement also alleged ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Deng Xiaoping: The Man Who Made Modern China, by Michael Dillon

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by CAMERON DUECK

    ... that ousted Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. The Communist Party duly seized power and Deng soared through its ranks, becoming general secretary in 1956. During the Cultural Revolution, however, Mao turned, riled by another, alleged, Deng trait: opportunism. Deng was exiled to Jiangxi province for re-education. Yet despite the humiliation he "was not disposed to brood and rapidly ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Guangzhou vows new detention centres won't be like labour camps

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 01:44pm by DARREN WEE

    ... that it would set up two detention centres for petty criminals, but stressed that these were not a substitute for re-education through labour – a system that was abolished late last year. Wan Yunfeng, ... of those people who were in the past sent to re-education through labour for their political views and religious beliefs. People involved in these sensitive cases can still be sent to other forms ...




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