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Critical Perspectives on the “Jasic Movement” – Suitable tactics of intervention?

The blog nqch.org published a short summary of the “Jasic Movement,” the wave of repression that followed, and the debate among left-wing groups in China on the current state of class struggles and forms of labor support in China – as well as a list of selected articles on the “Jasic Movement” in English and Chinese: Critical Perspectives on the “Jasic Movement”. Continue reading

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“Jasic Movement” Debate – Chris Chan: Student activists who intervene in factories should adjust their steps once more

This interview with Chris Chan on the “Jasic Movement” was conducted on May 22, 2019, at the Chinese University Hong Kong and published in Chinese by reignitepress.com. Continue reading

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“Jasic Movement” Debate – Pun Ngai’s response to criticism: “Don’t let them sacrifice in vain”

The “Jasic Movement” describes the organizing attempts of labor activists at the company Jasic in Shenzhen. The labor dispute between Jasic workers and management led to dismissals and arrests of workers and activists in mid-2018. After Maoist student groups organized support locally, many of them were arrested, too. What followed was a wave of repression by China’s security forces against various groups of labor activists in the second half of 2018 and throughout 2019. This interview with Pun Ngai on her role in the “Jasic Movement” was conducted on May 16, 2019, at Hong Kong University and published in Chinese by reignitepress.com. Continue reading

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Interview on recent trends: Labor Struggles, Organizing, and Repression in China

The economic crisis and slowdown since the late 2000s has led to intensified social confrontations in China. This interview with a close observer of labor struggles sheds light on various aspects as the increasing numbers of conflicts, the organization, the role of NGOs, repression, and more. Continue reading

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