The BBC link reports:

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.

Under the law, police are allowed to jail petty criminals for up to four years without charges or trial link2. The law had been used in the past to jail believers and dissadents, and the Chinese government claims ” 400,000 people have served their terms in 310 laojiao institutions”.

Yup. The US catches terror suspects and jails them, and you have hundreds of pages of negative press reports, demonstrations, and claims that Bush is evil.

China has been doing the same thing for years, and not a peep from the polically correct.

No, no double standard here.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living with her husband in the Phiippines. Her webpage is Finest Kind Clinic and FishMarket

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