Guangdong village rebellion revives the spirit of Wukan

Guangdong village rebellion revives the spirit of Wukan

Villagers in Shangpu occupy public square and demand democratic vote over land seizures Zhang Shujie and Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Yet another Guangdong village has risen in revolt against illicit land sales. Yet another tense standoff is underway between protesters, at the end of their patience over official corruption, and large […]

Year of the Snake – a year of struggle

Year of the Snake – a year of struggle

We wish all our readers and supporters a Happy New Year  chinaworker.info As families gather to celebrate the Spring Festival, chinaworker.info wishes to extend greetings to working class communities everywhere. While we take time to enjoy the festivities, we also know the class struggle between labour and capital, between the […]

Air pollution in China “broke all records”

Air pollution in China “broke all records”

Last weekend’s air pollution levels in Beijing were 40 times WHO safety limits chinaworker.info reporters “I love our city, but I refuse to be a human vacuum cleaner!” This was one of thousands of comments from Beijingers via social media last weekend as air pollution in northern China broke all […]

China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic rights?

China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic rights?

CCP dictatorship employs familiar ‘carrot-and-stick’ tactics to quell protests, but for how long? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The strike last week by journalists at the Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou was a courageous protest against media censorship that generated enormous online sympathy across China. The deal that was struck midweek, following […]

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 […]