Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step! Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo Tens of thousands of protesters have filled the streets around the occupied Taiwanese legislature for the past week. The Wall Street Journal calls this “the biggest student-led […]

Massacre in Kunming risks new spiral of repression and violence

Massacre in Kunming risks new spiral of repression and violence

Shock and disbelief as 29 are hacked to death at railway station Editorial statement, chinaworker.info The massacre at Kunming’s railway station on March 1 –known as the ‘3.1 incident’ – must rank as one of the most shocking acts of terrorism in modern times. The media are calling this “China’s […]

China: Debt woes multiply as new liquidity crunch strikes

China: Debt woes multiply as new liquidity crunch strikes

Local government debt has soared but Beijing’s attempt to curb runaway credit misfires again Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info An end-of year scramble for funds by financial institutions drove up interbank lending rates to levels not seen since the June liquidity crisis, threatening turmoil in money markets and triggering the longest fall […]

Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi caught a ‘tiger’?

Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi caught a ‘tiger’?

Politically explosive investigation of former security czar marks a new phase of internal power struggle Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info According to international media reports, including articles by Reuters and The New York Times, former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang and members of his immediate family and household staff are now […]

Cameron ‘kowtows’ to Chinese dictatorship

Cameron ‘kowtows’ to Chinese dictatorship

Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty ‘principles’ Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending ‘democracy’ or ‘human rights’ in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism. Even before his visit, the Prime Minister’s office stated he had […]