China: We're Reforming Forced Labor Camps

Controversial program was said to be used against political activists

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 7, 2013 2:42 PM CST

(Newser) – China's first step toward the reform promised by new leader Xi Jinping: The country will reform its forced labor camp system, state media reported today. The long-standing, controversial "re-education through labor system" allows police to jail petty criminals for up to four years...   Read full story »

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