Marxists at Peking University — update

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Last week, the Financial Times reported (paywall) that prestigious Peking University is threatening to close down its students’ Marxism society because the students were practicing Marxism by connecting with workers and organizing.

  • The New York Times has a comprehensive follow-up report: China’s leaders confront an unlikely foe: ardent young communists (porous paywall).
  • Mike Gow, a scholar of Chinese education and culture, tweeted: “Update: while PKU Marxist Society has now received official approval and faculty sponsor, members including Yue Xin remain in detention. Unclear what this means. Administrative, or under investigation by PSB (criminal) prior to formal charges.”

See also: Chinese labour NGOs reconsidering their role under pressure from government crackdown on Hong Kong Free Press.