Zhang Zhiru, who was detained in January, promoted worker-led collective bargaining. Photo: Handout Zhang Zhiru, who was detained in January, promoted worker-led collective bargaining. Photo: Handout
Zhang Zhiru, who was detained in January, promoted worker-led collective bargaining. Photo: Handout

China’s recent crackdown on labour activists may have little to do with their own actions

  • Manfred Elfstrom says the arrest of Zhang Zhiru and other activists may have been connected to university students’ support for agitating workers in Shenzhen, China’s economic slowdown and the US being distracted with its own government shutdown

Topic |   Human rights in China
Zhang Zhiru, who was detained in January, promoted worker-led collective bargaining. Photo: Handout Zhang Zhiru, who was detained in January, promoted worker-led collective bargaining. Photo: Handout
Zhang Zhiru, who was detained in January, promoted worker-led collective bargaining. Photo: Handout
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