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  1. News - China

    Calls to abolish labour camps are unlikely to be heard by NPC

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Despite hopes the system of laojiao, or re-education through labour, will be halted, lawyers say too many obstacles remain for it to be abolished Locked ... re-education through labour system might be disappointed. Public hopes soared in January after media reported the new security tsar had promised to "halt" the practice of sending petty ...

  2. News - China - GOVERNANCE

    NPC Standing Committee to debate approval of one-child policy, labour camp reforms

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 01:31pm by He Huifeng

    ... or re-education through labour, and a birth policy resolution as among the bills and drafts that China’s top lawmaking body will discuss at its sixth meeting till Sunday. Both reforms were announced ... lawmakers will also deliberate a motion by the State Council to scrap a decision on “the issue of re-education through labour” and its supplementary regulation. Leaders issued a decision to abolish ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Prostitutes face harsh detention, says rights group

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:39am by AFP

    ... Party pledged to eliminate its notorious "re-education through labour" scheme. "The harsh punishment China metes out to sex workers fails to eradicate or decrease the number ... by the country's public security organs rather than the Justice Ministry, which oversees the mainland's 350 "re-education through labour" camps. According to mainland law, prostitutes ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Little in hand following Clinton visit, China looks to Apec summit

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 08:02am by John Kennedy

    ... by Chinese-Filipino in S. Philippines  --  Petition calls for end to labor re-education  --  No winners in containment strategies  --  Guangdong to maintain child policy  --  Don’t hand over judgment ... to understanding Obama through Fox News. So, stop it.  New Liberian-- Fight for Africa: China, U.S. Spar http://newliberian.com/?p=1634/  The Chinese news agency, Xinhua, complained immediately ...

  5. Prostitution law troubles lawyers

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to undergo six months' re-education through labour within hours of being arrested in a hotel room with, according to police, a prostitute. He was not represented by a lawyer and was not tried ... someone for six months for hiring a prostitute. 'The sentence is highly arbitrary. Six months' re-education through labour is a harsh punishment.' Dongguan police said they handled ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... This happened several times a week. After 10 months, he confessed and was sent to a political prison, where he was subjected to hard labour and "re-education". After his release, he escaped to China, where his business connections helped him avoid repatriation. He offered defectors the chance to leave through China for Vietnam for just 500 yuan- "barely enough to cover ...

  7. News - China - JUSTICE

    'Petition mother' Tang Hui's determined fight for justice over daughter's rape

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 04:30pm by WU NAN

    ... through labour or labour camp system from the Soviet Union and passed related laws on August 1, 1957. The camps were established to detain inmates, force them to do penal labour and re-educate ... subversion of state power". But talk of labour-camp reform has surfaced lately. Xinhua reported in January that China planned to reform its "controversial re-education through labour ...

  8. Elderly pair punished for wanting to protest

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... order' and then ordered to serve one-year terms of re-education in labour camps. Quoting Mrs Wu's son, Li Xuehui, the group said the sentences were meted out by the Public Security Bureau ... in a labour re-education camp as long as they behaved- but said restrictions would be placed on their movements. Wu and Wang were evicted from their homes to make way for a development project ...

  9. Doctors urged to improve bad bedside manners

    Posted Nov 15th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee College wants body set up to re-educate physicians with poor attitude to patients Offering a friendly greeting and allowing patients to talk uninterrupted for the first two ... for training family doctors, is calling for a professional performance committee to be set up under the Medical Council to 're-educate' doctors with a poor attitude. It submitted its ...

  10. Bo Xilai critic seeks compensation for 15 months' hard labour

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 01:49pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... apology from the Chongqing re-education through labour committee that sentenced him. The police-led panels are authorised to send petty offenders to up to four years’ hard labour without going ... the politician’s Maoist-style “sing red” campaigns. Ren was freed from a “re-education through labour” camp last November, weeks after Bo was formally expelled from his post to face justice for offences ...




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