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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Regional heads of China's re-education through labour system have heard nothing from Beijing, say state media

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 07:57am by John Kennedy

    ... that re-education through labour might soon be abolished, not suspended or perpetuated under another name. Indeed, a decade ago, during a brief period of popular pressure for political-legal reform, some ... of the proposed legislation that no draft was made public. A similar attempt failed in 2010. Today, the demand for a law to eliminate re-education through labour appears to be stronger. Either way, ...

  2. News - China - Labour camps

    Closure of China labour camps brings little solace to former prisoners in Chongqing

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 12:35pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai For Ren Jianyu and others like him, the abolition of the notorious system of re-education through labour, or laojiao, is no cause for celebration. As the country welcomed ... for two years for publishing a provocative comment online. “Abolishing re-education through labour is nothing but a racket. The government would replace it with other forms of administrative ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending re-education through labour must lead to curbs on police powers

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says whatever changes are made to the system,they must go hand in hand with efforts to ensure officers operate under the rule of law Ending re-education through labour ... excess can be curbed. To deprive a person of his freedom through labour re-education is an anachronism. By the second half of the 20th century, most countries had come to agree on the basic ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Yunnan promises end to using re-education through labour to stifle protest

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 09:52am by John Kennedy

    ... to re-education through labour for the remainder of 2013: Starting now, Meng said, Yunnan will no longer approve sentences of re-education through labour in cases of suspected threats to national security, disputes ending in petitioning, and those involving "smearing" the public image of political leaders. "All use of re-education through labour in handling illegal situations ...

  6. News - China - POLITICS

    Questions over what replaces 're-education through labour'

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:39am by Verna Yu

    ... to get rid of." Since top security chief Meng Jianzhu announced in January that the re-education through labour system would be halted this year, legal experts have voiced concern over how ... maintenance" drive, arbitrary detentions without court approval will still be used to lock up perceived troublemakers. Re-education through labour, originally meant for the purging of "class ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    People's Daily announces end to re-education through labour, but only for Guangdong

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 11:39am by John Kennedy

    ... told those present  the priority now is to gradually start thinking about re-education through labour (' laojiao ') as a practice which could be tightly controlled even, if the timing ... on the role of literature in relation to the state. Los Angeles Review of Books--  Don't Bet Against the House   Garnaut does an admirable job of analyzing the forces that propelled Bo through ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    People's Daily commentary remarks on re-education through labour

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com People's Daily commentary sides with woman sentenced to re-education through labour; may reflect resolve to reform controversial system Sympathy for mum's labour camp woe The Communist Party's official mouthpiece ran a commentary yesterday sympathetic to the case of a mother sent to re-education through labour after she protested ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Yunnan stops some terms of 're-education through labour' camps

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 01:00pm by AFP

    ... Under China’s re-education through labour system, police are empowered to send people to labour camps for terms of up to four years, leading to widespread rights abuses and use of the camps ... previous ones, but critics worry that such reforms may be merely superficial. Four Chinese cities designated as “test sites” for measures have replaced re-education through labour with a system ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is this really the end of re-education through labour?

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome Cohen Jerome A. Cohen says whatever form the proposed end of re-education through labour takes, even if it fails to fully comply with China's constitution or its laws, ... existing re-education through labour sites would be emptied of their current occupants. Or did he mean even less- that the government would only change the name of this notorious punishment ...




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