Peking University Marxist Society

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The Peking University Marxist Society (Chinese: 北京大学马克思主义学会) is the student association of Peking University established in 2000. Concerned about the release of the "Report on the investigation of the logistics workers of Peking University", the registration of the society was blocked, and the president was taken away by the police.[1][2][3]

Report on the Logistics Workers of Peking University[edit]

On December 15, 2015, the Marxist Society released the “Report on the Logistics Workers of Peking University” on its WeChat public account, saying that there were some problems in the labor contract of Peking University, such as the lack of labor contracts, unpaid social insurance and overtime work. Concerned people inside and outside the school. On the 16th, Peking University responded on its official WeChat and Sina Weibo platform that only a small number of employees participated in the survey. The Report cannot fully reflect the real situation, but the school has been examining individual issues.

Suppression[edit]

As a response to The Jasic Incident, in which students from Peking University and other Chinese colleges joined striking workers in Shenzhen, Guangdong to demonstrate against unfair working conditions, Peking University began to exert pressure on the Marxist group. In September 2018, Peking University announced that The Marxist Society would be unable to re-register for the Autumn semester.[3][4] On December 28th, head of the organization Qiu Zhanxuan, was allegedly abducted and arrested by members of the Chinese police force while in transit to a celebration of Chairman Mao's birthday.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peking University Threatens to close down Marxism society". Financial Times. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ Xiao, Eva; Yiu, Pak (23 November 2018). "Too Marxist for China? Radical students rattle Communist leaders". Hong Kong Free Press HKFP. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Chinese campus crackdown on young Marxist activists expands in major cities". South China Morning Post. 2018-11-14. Retrieved 2019-01-20.
  4. ^ "Peking University students protest over control of Marxist Society". South China Morning Post. 28 December 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2019.