Major (and unexpected) political news from China, folks. Xinhua has announced that the labour camps (in place since the 1950's) will be abolished and that the one-child policy will be relaxed. The labour camps were modelled after that of the Soviet Union and allowed the police to arrest and detain people without charge or trial. The one-child policy had been in place for decades, and also has been a lightning rod for human rights abuse, with authorities using forced abortions in some cases to enforce the policy. But now with an ageing population, the authorities are easing restrictions by allowing families to have a second child if one of the parents is also an only child.
If these reforms are seriously implemented, then that would be a real and significant reform. Of course, the question is, will it be seriously implemented?