UN review China’s human rights, while Fu Chang-guo detained for more than 100 days
The United Nation Human Rights Council recently conducted universal periodic review on China’s human rights, where China had to answer questions from other member states. At the review session, the Chinese government declared its respect human rights, while workers related to the Jasic labour dispute were arrested for more than 100 days and not allowed to see their lawyers.
Absurdity of China’s Trade Union Law and ACFTU revealed in Jasic labour dispute
In the recent Shenzhen Jasic labour dispute which attracted much attention, the workers made a daring move to self-organize a trade union under the existing legal framework of China. However, workers’ aim to organize their lawful union was shattered by the Trade Union Law and the All-China Federation of Trade Union (ACFTU). When the workers were organizing their union, the ACFTU used the Trade Union Law as an instrument to abuse the power granted by the law. The ACFTU confused truth and falsehood, claiming the workers’ application according to legal procedures was illegal and irrational