China

China May Abolish Re-Education Camps

According to state media

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BEIJING, Dec. 17 (UPI) — China may abolish its decades-old reeducation-through-labor program to safeguard human rights, the state media said.

The official Xinhua News Agency reported the standing committee of the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature, next week will consider a motion drawn up by the State Council or Cabinet to get rid of the system called "laojiao," which was instituted in 1957.