The new leaders of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s paramount political body, will be announced at the end of the 18th Party Congress that convenes on November 8. Vice-President Xi Jinping is expected to be named as party secretary, replacing President Hu Jintao. With China’s new leadership soon to be announced, Dui Hua takes a look at the human rights records of some likely candidates.
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Looking towards the implementation of juvenile procedures introduced in amendments to China’s Criminal Procedure Law earlier this year, Dui Hua hosted its third Juvenile Justice Expert Exchange with the Supreme People’s Court in September. The third exchange immersed Chinese delegates for one week in juvenile justice systems in the San Francisco Bay Area.
During Dui Hua’s third Juvenile Justice Expert Exchange, Chinese delegates visited a group home—an unlocked facility that is supervised and managed by professionals licensed to run the home for young offenders. In this article, US exchange participant Judge Julie Tang talks about the importance of group homes in rehabilitating youth and how they relate to the children of China’s migrant workers.