Li Wangyang Gets More of the Same: Veteran Trade Unionist Sentenced to Ten Years [China]

Author: China Labour Bulletin, Published on: 11 October 2001

Despite imminent improvements to China's Trade Union Law, rumours of the right to strike being given legal status, China's ratification of the International Convenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the All China Federation of Trade Union's extensive contacts with foreign trade union delegations, the reality of labour organising in China remains oppressive. In September 2001, labour organiser Li Wangyang was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a courageous and public campaign to pressure the government into paying compensation for injuries received during beatings while serving a previous prison sentence.

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