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China Offers Administrative Fix to Labor Camps

Via Quartz:

The question now is what exactly abolishing laojiao will entail. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the government has considered replacing it with another system, which also allows long-term detention without trial but with some new rights like access to counsel. “It is therefore unclear, after the government ‘stops using’ the system, whether it will be reformed, abolished, or replaced by another administrative detention system with a different name,” HRW said in a statement in January.

Who could have seen that coming?

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