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CPPCC National Committee Member Requested that the Detaining and Educating System Be Stopped

When attending the current CPPCC National Congress, Zhu Zhengfu, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and Vice Chairman of the All China Lawyers Association, was about to submit a proposal to request the aboliton of the Detaining and Educating System.

Zhu had submitted the same proposal in March 2014, after December 2013, when the National People’s Congress abolished the forced labor camp system. He remembered, however, "The Ministry of Public Security sent officials to talk with me and provided a written response that they objected to the abolition."

In 1993, the State Council issued the "Measures on Detaining and Educating Prostitutes." It granted the police the power to take administrative action to put prostitutes into six months to two years of forced-education and forced-labor work without a court investigation or a trial.

Zhu pointed out that this detaining and educating system is, in essence, a forced-labor camp system for prostitutes. Thus, it should be eliminated completely.

Source: Caixin, March 3, 2016