onsdag 2. mars 2016

As China slashes coal jobs, miners protest in Party’s revolutionary base

The coal mines of Anyuan in southeastern China hold a special place in the history of the Chinese Communist Party. It was there, nearly a century ago, that Mao Zedong and other intellectuals leading the brand-new party made their first connection with ordinary workers, helping to unionize and mobilize them for what is known as theGreat Strike of 1922. On Tuesday, though, hundreds of coal miners from Anyuan and nearby mines marched through the city of Pingxiang in a protest — not on behalf of the Communist Party but against it. Read more