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Re-education through labor system will be abolished in China

Today, the The Third Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist passed a “Decision” in which the long existing and highly controversial “re-education through labor system (laojiao)” is announced to be abolished as part of a major effort to protect human rights.

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Xiamen Customs seized a smuggling helicopter

According to the Fazhi Daily, in the recent years it is not unusual for the Customs to seize smuggled cars, electronics and etc. However, the Xiamen Customs recently found a helicopter which worths millions of RMB in a container which is the first similar case found in China.

How many days of paid annual leave should be granted to employees working in China?

In China, the length of annual leave is regulated by the “Workers Paid Annual Leave Regulations”, in which the Article 3 regulates that employees who have worked in a company for one year but less than 10 years are granted for five days annual leave (employee are not granted for any annual leave in the first year of work in a company); those who have worked for 10 years but less than 20 years are granted for 10 days annual leave; those who have worked for more than 20 years in a company are entitled 15 days annual leave. Public holidays and normal rest days are not included in the annual leave.

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