Maoists Call on China’s Official Union to Stand up For Workers

A Maoist group backing a workers’ movement in the southern province of Guangdong on Thursday called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s official union to stand up for workers’ rights, and work for the release of detained workers and activists.

Yue Xin, a graduate of China’s prestigious Peking University and former #MeToo campaigner remains incommunicado after being detained alongside dozens of others on Aug. 27, the Jasic Workers’ Solidarity Group (JWSG) said in an open letter to the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, which is holding its annual congress in Beijing.

Yue was a key figure in the Maoist group, some of whose members took a job at the Jasic Technology factory in Guangdong’s Shenzhen city to help workers apply to register an independent labor union to represent them.

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