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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

    Projects hint at reform of mainland's re-education through labour policy

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Re-education through labour on the mainland is unlikely to be scrapped any time soon, but four pilot projects hint at reform of the controversial penal system Softening the blows Pilot projects in four mainland cities could foreshadow a scaling back of re-education through labour, the five-decade-old punishment widely criticised ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. News - China - SOCIETY

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

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

    ... People's Daily commentary sides with woman sentenced to re-education through labour; may reflect resolve to reform controversial system 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 the punishment of the men who raped and enslaved her 11-year-old ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - RIGHTS

    No love lost for 're-education through labour' system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... were flawed, and said that a reform plan was being drafted. But even so, people continued to be given the laojiao penalty. At least four Shanghai petitioners were ordered to serve re-education ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com 'Re-education through labour' has long been seen as abusive by rights groups, but system instituted in 1950s had plenty of staying power Little love ...




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