Xinjiang: Brutal policing triggers deadly riot

Xinjiang: Brutal policing triggers deadly riot

140 killed and 800 injured in worst ethnic clashes for decades in China’s Muslim-majority region Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.infoA peaceful sit-down protest in the capital city Ürümqi by around 300 Uighurs, the Turkic-speaking minority that is the dominant population group in Xinjiang, was transformed by trigger-happy police into perhaps the most […]

“6/4” (Tiananmen massacre) 20 years on: The struggle continues!

“6/4” (Tiananmen massacre) 20 years on: The struggle continues!

China’s government is more afraid than ever of mass struggle [This is the text of a leaflet that will be distributed by supporters of chinaworker.info and the Committee for a Workers’ International in the mass candle-lit vigil in Hong Kong on the evening of 4 June, to commemorate the massacre […]

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Nothing alarmed the CCP dictatorship more than the movement of the working class aroused to action by the student-led democracy protests Vincent Kolo, from the book Tiananmen 1989: Seven Weeks That Shook the World The great significance of the 1989 movement lay in the fact that it was an urban-based movement (it […]

The Olympic protests and nationalism – a Marxist response

The Olympic protests and nationalism – a Marxist response

In a dazzling pre-Olympic balancing act, the Chinese regime has announced talks with the ‘evil’ Dalai Lama side chinaworker.infoAt the same time state media is booming out ‘friendship’ towards France and using police measures to extinguish anti-Western protests (same pattern as 2005 anti-Japan protests). The latest government u-turns will produce […]

Tibet and the National Question

Tibet and the National Question

The Tibetan revolts of recent weeks, and international protests and counter-protests surrounding the Olympic torch relay, have placed China’s relationship to Tibet at the centre of world events. chinaworker.infoThis article on the national question in Tibet and China was first published on 22 September 2005.Tibet – the ”rooftop of the […]