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China Formalizes Labor Camp and One-Child Reforms

China's official news agency says the national legislature has voted to abolish the country's controversial re-education through labor camps and ease its decades-old one-child policy. The Xinhua news agency reported Saturday that the moves by the rubber-stamp standing committee of the National People's Congress formalized decisions made in November by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Xinhua said, starting Saturday, all those in the labor camps would begin to be freed....

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