File photo of prisoners used for manual labour near the city of Chongqing on the Yangtze River, Central China. Photo: SCMP
File photo of prisoners used for manual labour near the city of Chongqing on the Yangtze River, Central China. Photo: SCMP

China's labour camp system officially abolished

NPC Standing Committee officially abolishes system of 're-education' used to silence activists

File photo of prisoners used for manual labour near the city of Chongqing on the Yangtze River, Central China. Photo: SCMP
File photo of prisoners used for manual labour near the city of Chongqing on the Yangtze River, Central China. Photo: SCMP
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