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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. Separation of powers will help cut abuse

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to re-education through labour. ...

  4. Appeal for change

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... instances of petitioners being beaten, locked up in psychiatric facilities or even sent to re-education through labour are too numerous to count.' But Zhou blames not the police but the system. ... in dynastic times, when officials at various levels up to the emperor were seen as avenues through which ordinary citizens could obtain justice. In a modern, lawful society, citizens should not need ...

  5. Activist gave his life for democracy

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 're-education through labour'. Li was released in May last year. In his last interview- given to Hong Kong's Cable Television ahead of this year's June 4 anniversary- Li was completely ... through my efforts, to help speed up [the mainland's] progress towards democracy.' Li said he was inspired in 1979 by a visit to the Xidan Democracy Wall in Beijing- considered by many ...

  6. 'Hong Kong now rises and falls with the mainland'

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... identity because of its 150 years of British colonial rule, and think it needs national re-education. They urge that Hong Kong learn to become patriotic first, before full democracy is introduced. ... face through Hong Kong just as much as through other mainland cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Tianjin. 'One country, two systems' will be turned around so that the two ...

  7. Activists arrested 'worst crackdown and beaten in in five years'

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and beaten for four hours on September 29. Mr Li believes the attack was linked to moves to build a case against the use of laojiao, or re-education through labour, a form of extra-judicial ...

  8. Plan put for museum on Cultural Revolution

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... intellectuals were 'purged' by being sent to camps for re-education. The co-signatories included Shu Yi, son of famous writer Lao She, and He Jiesheng, son of Long March leader Marshal He ...

  9. News - China

    Man runs naked through Beijing airport

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:35pm by Amy Li

    ... A western man went streaking at Beijing Capital International airport on Tuesday afternoon after arguing with another passenger over seats,  Chinese media reported on Wednesday. The man had allegedly occupied two seats on an airport shuttle train. He had ...

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    Beijing didn't release 70,000 illegally detained petitioners

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 08:21am by John Kennedy

    ... Freed Chongqing Prisoner Talks about Reeducation-through-Labor   Ren Jianyu (任建宇) was recently freed, thanks to the downfall of Bo Xilai, even though his filing against the government ... In their eyes, the road to stability runs through reforming the Party and its practices, not punishing or placating society for its shortcomings. ...




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