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China increases rights abuses even as labour camps ditched


China is increasingly using extra-judicial “black jails” and drug rehabilitation centres to punish people who would formerly have been sent to forced labour camps, rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday. China vowed last month to do away with hundreds of labour camps, as part of a landmark package of social and economic reforms. Official … Continue reading

China: Labour camp system abolished forever


In its prime time news, China’s official mouthpiece CCTV gave an authoritative interpretation of the reform decisions of the Third Plenum of the Eighteenth CCP Central Committee (the Decisions), stressing that not all families are allowed to have two children and family planning will continue to be imposed. The land reform to give peasants property … Continue reading

China: Guangzhou to empty labour camps


Guangzhou plans to empty its hard-labour camps by year’s end, state media reported yesterday, the latest locality to phase out the notorious punishment. Rights advocates have long complained that the “re-education through labour“, or laojiao, system which lets police send suspects to work camps for up to four years without trial, is widely abused to … Continue reading

China to reform 1950s labour camp system, but won’t abolish


China’s system of imprisoning people in labour camps without trial is problematic, and the government is working on reforms, a senior judicial official said on Tuesday. Jiang Wei, the head of a government committee on judicial reform, said the government has found widespread agreement among legal scholars and lawmakers on the need to reform the … Continue reading

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