Migrant workers on a Beijing construction site

Resistance through Accommodation: the migrant worker NGOs’ strategy of transforming citizenship in China

Written by Dr Gosia Jakimów, Lecturer in Chinese Politics With the sentencing of some prominent labour NGO activists in September 2016 to suspended prison terms, the precarious position of these organisations in Xi’s China became worldwide news. The arrests were preceded by a nation-wide crackdown on labour NGOs which started in 2012. The crackdown came…