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Dialogue 10/16/2012 Reform of labor re-education system

10-17-2012 07:39 BJT

Dialogue 10/16/2012 Reform of labor re-education system

Host: Yang Rui

Yang Rui

Studio Guests:

Victor Zhikai Gao, current affairs commentator

Gregory Yingnien Tsang, current affairs commentator

Reform of China’s re-education through labor system is now a priority for the government. Following the detention of Ren Jianyu a young university graduate in Chongqing due to his online criticism of local authorities, Chinese netizens have started a crusade calling for his release. Should freedom of speech be violated simply because he or she has made controversial remarks about the local government? Even if an individual has to be investigated, strict legal procedures have to be followed to avoid abusing rights when individuals are concerned.

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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