Dissolving Laojiao

8 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2009

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Fu Hualing

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 27, 2009


This short paper discusses changes in the laojiao (re-education through labor) system in China since the 1990s. Laojiao serves four functions in suppressing political dissidents, maintaining public order, facilitating police criminal investigation and treating drug addiction. This paper discusses recent law reform relating to laojiao and the impact of those reform measures on the role and functions of laojiao.

Keywords: Laojiao, re-education through labour, punishment, police, drug rehabilitation, political dissidents, criminal investigation, public order, China, administrative detention, law reform

JEL Classification: K00, K14, K19, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Hualing, Fu, Dissolving Laojiao (April 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1395552 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1395552

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