The chairman of a student Marxist society at Peking University was arrested on his way to an event to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong. Photo: Simon Song

Chinese Marxist student leader taken away by police on 125th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth

  • Witness says ‘seven or eight men in plain clothes’ forced Qiu Zhanxuan, head of the Peking University Marxist Society, into a car
  • Mao anniversary was not marked in print editions of major Communist newspapers on Wednesday
Topic |   Human rights in China

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The chairman of a student Marxist society at Peking University was arrested on his way to an event to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong. Photo: Simon Song
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