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A New Ancien Régime

By Anastasia , published on Jan 20, 2013

...be locked up for four years simply on the whim of some petty official or other; in the past because they were supposedly ‘counter-revolutionaries’, in the present because they are perceived to be a nuisance. At a conservative estimate some 160,000 are said to be languishing in laojiao labour camps.

The paradox of Chinese communism is that it reproduces, in its own unique way, the abuses of the Ancien Régime. Yes, indeed. Those of you have read Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities may recall the fate of Dr. Manette, imprisoned in the Bastille by means of a lettre de... (more)

Tags: china, human rights, law, injustice, labour camps

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