From BBC News:
China’s parliament is to consider reforming a controversial law allowing police to send crime suspects to labour camps without trial, state media said.
Reforming the “re-education through labour” system is one of 20 items to be tabled at next week’s National People’s Congress, the China Daily reported.
The newspaper backed changes to the law, but warned of stiff opposition. The system, known as “laojiao”, allows police to send mainly petty criminals to jail for up to four years.[Full Text]