China has formally indicted two activists for "inciting subversion of state power," a group of supporters said, as the pair face trial after two years in detention.

Journalist and #MeToo advocate Sophia Huang Xueqin and labor activist Wang Jianbing were arrested on Sept. 19, 2021, but their trial in the southern city of Guangzhou was only due to begin on Friday, according to supporters.

The group said in a social media post on Saturday that the municipal prosecutor had accused Huang of "undergoing and organizing training" and Wang of "publishing or reposting false statements" with the aim of undermining state authority.