One Year Since the Jasic Incident. Arrests and Detention System with Chinese Characteristics
In July 2018, the labour action at Jasic Technology Co., Ltd in Shenzhen was succeeded by a series of crackdowns towards the strike workers and their fellow supporters as well as other labour rights activists in the second half of 2018. One year since the incident, this article will provide a review as well as a discussion on how the Chinese government use criminal law measures to treat the arrested activists.
IUF Passed Resolution to Support Independent Labour Struggle in China
The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers' Associations (IUF) Executive Committee has condemned the Chinese Government's abuse of state authority to suppress workers and labour rights activists who exercised their rights to freedom of association. On their meeting in Geneva April 3-4, 2019, the Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution to support independent labour movement in China:
Global solidarity to demand the immediate release of Chinese labour activists
Since the Jasic Workers’ Struggle last August, Chinese Government has launched a series of crackdown against the labour movement in China. Numerous labour organizers, activists, civil society workers, supporters to the student and labour movement have been detained and charged with different offences. Thus, together with Globalization Monitor, the HKCTU launched a global online petition at LabourStart’s website.
A Letter from Detained Labour Activist Wu Guijun's Wife Exposes China's Hypocrisy
On March 13, 2019, detained Chinese labour activist Wu Guijun’s wife, Zhou Yuzhi, takes a swipe at government officials by posting a handwritten letter on WeChat, reiterating that her husband’s arrest is a violation of basic labour rights and civil rights.
Unceasing Suppression on Labour Movement: Crackdowns on Labour Rights Activists in China Since 2015
Since 2015, labour movement in China has entered a harsh winter. This article summarizes the suppressions on labour struggles since December 2015 for a better understanding of the situation on China’s labour movement in recent years.
Another Jasic Struggle confession footage emerges: Ideological struggle drawing a veil over class warfare
On 2019 March 2nd, another round of Jasic Struggle confession footage appeared online. However, the content diverged significantly from the past emphasis on “foreign forces ” ulterior motives.
Free the detained labour activists. Let them go home for New Year.
Starting from July 2018, a series of collective actions has broken out as workers at Jasic Technology decided to organise their own union to safeguard their rights. At the moment of writing, 53 people are behind bars because of their involvement with or support for Jasic workers, including sympathetic students or graduates, NGOs' workers or unionists at the grassroots level. At the same time, Chinese Government detained five labour activists on 20 January 2019. Details are not yet known, but it is reported that two of them would be charged with “gathering a crowd to disturb social order
Detained Members of Support Group of Jasic Workers Seemed to “Pledge Guilty” in Videos
In recent days, there have been rumors that the Chinese Government were forcing the student activists from various universities' Marxist Societies to watch a “confession” video of detained members of Support Group of Jasic Workers. In the evening of 29 January, members of the Support Group released the audio clip and transcript of the above-mentioned video.
In Solidarity with the Detained Jasic Workers: The Fight for Freedom of Association is Not a Crime
The Hong Kong civil society continues to lend their support to the Jasic workers struggle. In solidarity with the detained Jasic workers and their supporters who fought for their rights to unionization, 30 representatives from Hong Kong civil society marched on to the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HHKSAR to demand the release of all labour activists.