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Government vows reform of laojiao system

By Zhao Yinan ( China Daily ) Updated: 2013-01-08 07:53:43

China pledged on Monday to reform its laojiao system, the first sign of long-awaited progress after a senior official had promised to modify the controversial re-education-through-labor system.

The government will push reforms of the system this year, according to a national political and legal work conference on Monday, Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the official statement released after the meeting.

The system allows public-security officers and other authorized personnel to detain people for up to four years without an open trial.

Government vows reform of laojiao system

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