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China labour camp reform revealed -- then deleted

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China will stop using its long-criticised "re-education" labour camps this year, state media quoted a senior official saying Monday -- only for reports of the news to disappear within hours. 

Chinese motorcycle police patrol in front of the Great Hall of the People, the site of the Communist Party Congress, in Beijing on November 13, 2012. China will stop using its long-criticised "re-education" labour camps this year, state media quoted a senior official saying Monday -- only for reports of the news to disappear within hours.

The fate of the announcement -- at once historic but also short-lived -- offered a rare glimpse behind the tightly controlled official version of events in China.

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