China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

Open letter from 70 intellectuals warns of “violent revolution” without a change of course chinaworker.info Warnings of revolution in China are coming thick and fast as Xi Jinping and his new leadership team take the helm. An open letter calling for political reforms, signed by more than 70 Chinese intellectuals […]

China: What changes can we expect from Xi Jinping?

China: What changes can we expect from Xi Jinping?

How to decipher changes at the top and the new CCP leadership’s emphasis on “deeper reform”? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Xi Jinping, the new general secretary of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), has lost no time establishing an image as a protagonist of so-called economic reform, which in China is code […]

China among the world’s most unequal nations

China among the world’s most unequal nations

New study puts China’s Gini coefficient at 0.61, almost level with South Africa • Real unemployment level double the official figure Chinaworker.info China’s sharply widening wealth gap places it among the most unequal nations, a new survey by a Chinese academic institute shows. The report, which was published on 9 […]

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

Rising national tensions point to new turbulent era in East Asia Vincent Kolo presents a view of the Diaoyu Island conflict as a contribution to discussion within the Chinese section of the CWI The conflict over disputed islands in the East China Sea has triggered the most serious diplomatic crisis […]

Bo Xilai and the Crisis in the CCP

Bo Xilai and the Crisis in the CCP

Impending criminal trial and delay of party congress highlight deep splits in Chinese regime Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The expulsion of fallen ‘princeling’ Bo Xilai from the ruling ‘communist’ party (CCP), decided at the Politburo’s September 28 meeting, marks a new phase in China’s high-level power struggle, the most serious for […]