Glenn Tiffert

China Considering Changes to Reeducation Through Labor…Yet Again (Nanfang Daily)

March 8, 2004 Nanfang Daily reports that China is again openly contemplating reforms to its much criticized system of Reeducation through Labor to comport better with recent social and legal changes. Clarifications to the existing legal framework behind laodong jiaoyang, as well as modernizations to it are under consideration; but no decisions are expected this […]

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China Suspends Human Rights Dialogue With U.S. (BBC)

March 23, 2004 “China says it has suspended all discussions with the United States on human rights’ issues. Beijing broke off contacts as the US prepared to condemn its human rights record at a United Nations meeting. The American ambassador in Beijing was summoned to be told that China “cannot but immediately halt bilateral human […]

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Shanghai Court Serves Up Dissent

From China Law and Governance Review, “The idea that courts can include opposing views in their official decisions reflects a reform trend to open up the judicial process and make judges more accountable, or in the words of the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate Court, to “bring sunshine to the court room” and to “make judges […]

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