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Wei Zhili formally arrested, Yang and Ke status unknown, right to see lawyer denied

This Monday, Wei Zhili’s mother called the police to ask about her son’s conditions. She was notified that Wei’s arrest for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” has been ratified ...

Aug 10, 2019

Statement of '18-19 Chinese Labor Rights Mass Crackdown' from Various Circles in Hong Kong

We are a group of Hong Kong groups from labour rights, social work, religious, media and human rights circles. Since July 2018, the labor rights movement in mainland China has once ag...

Aug 07, 2019

In a letter to Guangdong's Chief Prosecutor, RSF demands release of three Chinese journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands the release of three journalists dedicated to labour rights in a letter to the Chief Prosecutor of Guangdong Province.Reporters Without Borders...

Aug 02, 2019

A Letter from a Regional OHS Network: Release the iLabour Three

Today a network of regional OHS organizations is calling for the release of Yang Zhengjun, Wei Zhili, and Ke Chengbing, the three iLabour editors and labor activists who were detained...

Aug 02, 2019

CHRD-Statement: China Must Release Detained Labor Rights Advocates

Escalating Repression on Labor Rights Makes a Mockery of China’s Claim to be a “Champion” of Social Economic Rights(Chinese Human Rights Defenders—July 25, 2019) The Chinese governmen...

Jul 25, 2019

This Woman Is Running To Save The Love Of Her Life

Zheng Churan began to run when she had run out of options to save her husband from the police.Over the past month she has covered almost 90 miles, running in circles around the city w...

Jun 07, 2019

Three more people detained as China continues to crack down on labour groups

China’s crackdown on organisations that support migrant workers continued apace this month with the detention of at least three NGO workers in police raids.In separate but apparently ...

May 12, 2019

‘I don’t want people to forget him’: Chinese feminist Zheng Churan campaigns to free husband Wei Zhili, detained for protesting

In a country intolerant of dissent, vocal critics may be living on borrowed time. This proved true for labour rights activist Wei Zhili who, in March, was caught up in Chinese authori...

May 05, 2019

‘They’re not guilty, they have caring hearts’: Chinese workers demand release of labour rights activists

by Pak YiuSome 100 Chinese workers suffering from a work-related disease have signed a petition demanding the release of three prominent activists in southern China amid a crackdown o...

Apr 23, 2019

‘Separated again by a high wall’: The love story of Chinese feminist Zheng Churan and detained labour rights activist Wei Zhili

On 20 March 2019, Wei Zhili, a labour activist and editor of the pro-labour social media group “New Generation” (新生代), was arrested at his home in Guangzhou. Two of his coworkers, Yan...

Apr 21, 2019

Detained Feminists’ Loved Ones Plead for No Charges in China

Zheng Churan, the jailed women’s rights advocate, loved rabbits as a child, earning the nickname “Little Rabbit” from friends and family.So when Ms. Zheng, now 25, grew up, they began...

Apr 03, 2019

Beijing ramps up crackdown on labour activists

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Mar 28, 2019

Chinese labour rights activists detained as authorities try to shut down silicosis campaign

Police in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have intensified their repression of labour activists, detaining at least two campaigners for migrant workers suffering from silic...

Mar 22, 2019

Police detain labour activist Wei Zhili in southern China, wife says

A labour activist has been detained by police in southern China, his wife said Thursday, amid a crackdown on students and activists advocating for worker rights.Wei Zhili, 30, an edit...

Mar 21, 2019

At least five labour rights activists arrested across China

At least five Chinese activists have been arrested by police for allegedly “disturbing public order” in what appears to be a coordinated crackdown on labour activism.Wu Guijun, Zhang ...

Jan 22, 2019

China Using Taped Confessions to Intimidate Young Communists, Students Say

By Javier C. HernándezBEIJING — For months, a group of outspoken young communists has put China’s leaders on edge, organizing a fiery campaign for workers’ rights that has evaded the ...

Jan 21, 2019

Leading Chinese Marxist student taken away by police on Mao's birthday

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police detained a well-known Marxist at a top university on Wednesday, a witness said, on the sensitive anniversary of the 125th birthday of the founder of...

Dec 26, 2018

Two Chinese trade union officials arrested after helping workers

Cover image: Local trade union official Zou LipingBEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have arrested two trade union officials after they helped workers try to set up a union, a source ...

Nov 30, 2018

Young Activists Go Missing in China, Raising Fears of Crackdown

Cover image: Zhang ShengyeBy Javier C. HernándezBEIJING — At least a dozen young activists who took part in a national campaign for workers’ rights in China are missing, friends said ...

Nov 11, 2018

Chinese workers say silicosis protest was broken up with beatings and pepper spray

Chinese workers who are terminally ill with silicosis complained of being pepper-sprayed and beaten by police during a demonstration outside Shenzhen government offices on Wednesday n...

Nov 08, 2018

Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals

On a rainy summer day, 52-year-old Wang Zhaogang paused to catch his breath after every four or five steps. He was wrapped up against the elements, since even a common cold could be e...

Oct 10, 2018

China’s Leaders Confront an Unlikely Foe: Ardent Young Communists

Cover image: Activists in Shenzhen last month protested in support of workers’ rights. Their banners call for the punishment of corrupt police officials and the release of detained fa...

Sep 28, 2018

Student activists disappear in southern China after police raid

SHENZHEN, China/BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in riot gear stormed an apartment in southern China on Friday where about 40 student activists and others supporting factory workers seeking...

Aug 24, 2018

China's student activists cast rare light on brewing labor unrest

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - When Shen Mengyu graduated with a master’s degree from a top Chinese university in 2015, she could have landed a comfortable job in government or at one of...

Aug 15, 2018

Maoist Labor Campaigner 'Kidnapped,' Believed Detained, in China's Guangdong

A Maoist activist who supported a campaign to set up an independent workers’ union in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has been “kidnapped” and is being detained in an unkno...

Aug 13, 2018

Chinese Maoists join students in fight for workers’ rights at Jasic Technology

Cover image: Utopia demonstrators were seen holding posters of former chairman Mao Zedong, which was reminiscent of socialist rallies in the 1960s. Photo: Mimi LauA high-profile inter...

Aug 10, 2018

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小危正式逮捕,包子、老柯情况不明,律师申请会见遭拒

8月5日,危志立的母亲联系办案警察时被告知,小危已以“寻衅滋事”的罪名被正式逮捕,通知书将24小时内寄出。但五天后,小危家人还没有收到正式逮捕通知书。杨郑君(包子)和柯成兵的家属也没有收到任何口头或书面通知。8月5日正是杨郑君六个月监视居住的最后一天,三人很有可能是同时被逮捕,通过这样的操作,警察因此得以继续关押三人,尤其是监视居住已经到期的包子。但到目前为止,包...

Aug 10, 2019

深圳佳士工运受打压一周年 团体游行至中联办抗议

深圳佳士工运受打压一周年之际,一群关注内地劳权、人权状况的香港劳工界、社福界、宗教界团体及民众,今日(8日)上午到中联办游行示威,抗议内地当局过去一年持续打压劳权运动。组织者称,这次游行不仅是为声援被囚人士,也为呼吁香港劳工社工界团结内地同行者,警醒不让本地维权空间同遭蚕食。职工盟、大学师生监察无良企业行动、劳动力、劳工教育及服务网络、支联会、天主教正义和平委员会...

Aug 09, 2019

中国工运大搜捕一年 工人、学生、记者、社工无一倖免

3日前,深圳公安发佈「深圳亮剑」防暴演习的片段,声称有1.2万名武警参与。片段中多名头戴黄色头盔,身穿黑衣的示威者手持横额和木棍冲击数千防暴警察(!?)。然后防暴警察出动催泪弹和警犬,以压倒性的人数把示威者围捕。由于片中的示威者貌似反送中抗争者,很多香港人都解读为恐吓反送中抗争。值得一提的是,示威者的横额写着「还我血汗钱」,「我建大厦我却肚饿」。的确,中国公安镇压...

Aug 09, 2019

香港各界就「18-19中国劳权大扫荡」声明书

我们是一群来自劳工界和社福界以及关注人权的香港民众和团体。自2018年7月起,中国大陆的劳权运动圈再次迎来一波又一波严酷的打压和搜捕,搜捕范围遍及全国南北各地,至今受影响人数已超过130人,其中数十人被捕后至今下落不明。我们一直观察事件,感到十分愤慨和担忧。新一波劳权打压由去年的深圳佳士事件开始。当时,一群于深圳佳士科技有限公司工作的工厂工友不堪工厂压迫,于是依照...

Aug 07, 2019

无国界记者组织致信广东省检察长要求释放三名中国记者

无国界记者组织致信广东省检察长要求释放三名维护劳工权益的中国记者。无国界记者组织今天致信广东省检察长林贻影要求立即释放三位「新生代」劳工媒体编辑杨郑君、危志立及柯成兵。无国界记者组织秘书长Christophe Deloire表示,“这些记者揭露危及生命的违规劳动条件是在服务公众利益,因此他们不应该被捕,”并坚持认为中国宪法“对新闻自由和安全工作环境设有保障。”这三...

Aug 02, 2019

区域性职安康网络要求释放新生代三子

今天一個区域性职业健康和安全网络寄出了联名信给相关部门要求释放三位劳权人士杨郑君、危志立和柯成兵。杨、危与柯三位去年因声援湖南尘肺病工人的维权行动而被捕。A Letter from a regional OHS network to call on the release of Labour activists YANG Zhengjun, WEI Zhili, ...

Aug 02, 2019

京深穗3劳权人士同日失联 学者:六四敏感期 官方加大打压力度

内地当局继早前连番打压工运后进一步收窄基层社区公益机构的生存空间。北京、深圳、广州3名任职官方认可NGO的资深社工,前日同遭带走,至今失联,相关机构亦被抄查。消息人士透露,他们被警方「监视居住」。香港大学社会学教授潘毅认为,在五四、六四「敏感期」内,当局为维稳将打压范围扩大至温和的劳工权益组织及人士,选择3地同时行动更有警示作用。3人与地方政府长期合作红色中国网报...

May 10, 2019

湖南工人南下声援被阻 联署致信全国总工会促放人

内地长期关注工人权益的媒体《新生代》,3名编辑危志立、柯成兵及杨郑君自上月中被深圳警方带走后引起各方关注,及至月底有过百名湖南尘肺病工人欲南下深圳声援,同时要求落实赔偿,未料却在火车站被拦截,逼迫放弃上访。数十名尘肺病工人再于上周联署致信中华全国总工会,要求释放危志立等人,海外著名左翼学者David Harvey、Eli Friedman,以及关注中国女权运动的作...

Apr 23, 2019

因为看不得世间不公,我们再次被高墙分隔 | 大兔小危爱情故事

也许它会被屏蔽,也许它会被删掉,但是我依然想尽最大的努力,让这个世界知道危志立的故事,不要让人忘记他。危志立追我追了好长一段时间,好不容易追到手之后,他却冲我生了一次气。那是一个夏天的夜晚,当时还是朋克青年的我和他手牵手抽着烟逛工业区。抽完之后,我脑子也不知道咋想的,随手就把烟头往地上一扔。危志立脸上的笑容不见了,惊讶地看着我,眼睛瞪得老大,说:“你怎么可以这样!...

Apr 21, 2019

学者学生明信片声援危志立

帮助深圳尘肺病工人索偿的工人信息自媒体「新生代」编辑危志立、柯成兵、杨郑君,自1月和3月被深圳警方刑事拘留后,引起各方关注,有内地大学生及学者邮寄明信片声援3人。华东政法大学前副教授张雪忠表示,邮寄明信片是想危等知道会与他们站在一起。湘尘肺工人上周南下深圳声援被截危志立等人被捕后,湖南逾百名曾经受过危志立帮助的尘肺病工人,在27日曾计划坐火车南下,到深圳市政府示威...

Mar 31, 2019

劳权人士大搜捕!吴贵军遭刑事拘留 「春风」职员被捕

中国劳权人士,深圳迪威信工潮前工人吴贵军于1月20日在深圳寓所被公安刑捕,其妻已于昨日(1月21日)收到刑事拘捕通知书,罪名为《聚众扰乱社会秩序》。同日,在全国各地亦有多名劳权人士被公安带走,至今下落不明,其中包括深圳春风劳动争议服务部负责人张治儒、前职员简辉和宋佳慧。本次已是吴贵军第二次被拘禁。2013年,吴曾因参与迪威信家具制品厂罢工坐了13个月的冤狱,最后因...

Jan 22, 2019

中国当局被指强迫学生活动人士观看认罪视频

北京——几个月来,一群敢于发言的年轻共产主义者让中国的领导人感到不安。他们避开政府的严密政治控制,组织了一场激烈的工人权利运动。现在,当局似乎在采用一件新的武器镇压这场运动:强迫学生观看认罪视频,视频中被捕的活动人士称他们散布虚假信息,并且违反了法律。学生活动人士因害怕受惩罚而要求匿名。他们在采访中和周一在网上发布的帖子中详细叙述了这些视频。他们说,近几周,有20...

Jan 22, 2019

中国多名倡导工人权利的年轻活动人士失踪

上图:张圣业北京——至少12位参加全国工人权利活动的年轻活动人士失踪——他们的朋友们于周日表示——政府似乎在努力遏制这场多年来最引人注目的学生抗议活动之一。据这些活动人士的朋友们说,过去几天,在中国至少五个城市,有身份不明的男子逮捕了这些刚刚从精英大学毕业不久的活动人士。朋友们说,几名活动人士遭到殴打,之后被推上汽车带走。这些活动人士自称热忱的共产主义者,虔信马克...

Nov 11, 2018

当爱党的青年走上街头

上图:上个月,深圳的活动人士为支持工人权利进行抗议。他们的条幅呼吁处罚腐败警察,释放遭拘捕的工厂工人。 Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters中国惠州——他们正是中国最好的大学应该培养的学生:沉浸在中国共产党意识形态中的青年男女。他们读马克思、列宁和毛泽东的著作,组建学生小组讨论社会主义的进步。他们调查校内无产阶级的待遇,包括门卫、厨师和建筑工人。他们自愿帮助陷...

Sep 28, 2018

深圳佳士工人維權:左翼青年與政治訴求

深圳佳士工人維權事件自7月起發酵,二三十歲的左翼青年成為事件中搶眼的參與者。觀察人士也注意到,與以往工人維權不同,此次工人的目的已經從經濟訴求轉變為政治訴求。近日此事再起風波,工運人士、現場聲援團核心成員沈夢雨自上周六(8月11日)起失聯。工運人士失聯抗議發生在中國廣東省深圳市佳士科技工廠。工廠工人指公司存在超時加班、嚴苛罰款、欠繳公積金等違法行為,希望通過組建工...

Aug 16, 2018

佳士员工遭酷刑 声援团成员被失踪

深圳佳士科技声援团的沈梦雨以及小胡日前被当局