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.