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Abolishment of re-education through labour: strengthening rule of law and judicial reform

Tang Hui is one of many who have found themselves on the wrong side of the re-education through labour (RTL) system in China.  After the sexual assault of her daughter in 2006, Tang was dissatisfied with the sentence handed to the seven offenders and raised her grievance with the verdict. more

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Environmental Justice: Working Together to Protect the Environment

As the sun rides higher in the sky, Yi minority villager Yu Zerun begins his long journey home. On his way he will collect firewood and a bag of mushrooms to conceal the real target of his morning's expedition into the nature reserve. It is nearly time for his weekly visit to the nearby town to tradmore

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Harnessing public opinion for more inclusive governance

Retirement in the prefecture-level city of Binzhou, Shandong province for Lu Enlan used to be more difficult than it should have been. Born on April 12 1945, she should have been eligible to collect the state pension she needs to support herself in her old age years ago. However, a simple administramore