Xinhua – Guangdong to stop laojiao system in China

Guangdong to stop laojiao system in China

Xinhua, January 30, 2013

The Guangdong Provincial Judicial Department announced on Tuesday that it plans to end the laojiao (re-education through labor) system by the end of the year. Recent cases, such as the Tang Hui case involving a mother sent to the laojiao system for protesting the rape of her daughter, have led to widespread criticism of the system. Guangdong hopes to serve as a model for provinces planning to reform or abolish the laojiao system, although the specifics of their strategy are not disclosed.

Summary by Amanda Brown-Inz. See usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/30/content_16185842.htm for full text.

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