Hong Kong: 1,000 demonstrators defend whistleblower Snowden

Hong Kong: 1,000 demonstrators defend whistleblower Snowden

Revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have exposed US hypocrisy over cyber-spying Text of Socialist Action (CWI) leaflet distributed at Hong Kong demonstration As many as 1,000 protesters turned out on 15 June for a demonstration in support of Edward Snowden who fled to Hong Kong last month after […]

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil sends a warning to China’s new leaders

Hong Kong: Tiananmen vigil sends a warning to China’s new leaders

The 24th anniversary of Beijing’s crackdown draws 150,000 protestors Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Once again on June 4, the anniversary of the brutal military crackdown in Beijing in 1989, tens of thousands of protesters massed in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park to protest against China’s one-party dictatorship. This […]

Remembering June 4: Vital lessons for today’s democracy struggle

Remembering June 4: Vital lessons for today’s democracy struggle

Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy Central’ leaders embellish the role of the middle class and ‘legality’ – ignoring key lessons from 1989 Dikang, Socialist Action This article from the current issue of Socialist magazine, produced by the Chinese section of the CWI, takes up some lessons from the epic 1989 mass movement […]

Hong Kong dockworkers’ strike ends after 40 days

Hong Kong dockworkers’ strike ends after 40 days

Union representatives declare a “half success” with a pay rise of 9.8 percent – but important issues are unresolved  Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The strike by 500 Hong Kong Dockworkers at the world’s third largest container port is over after 40 days. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) representing […]

Hong Kong: Dockers’ strike shines a spotlight on Li Ka-shing’s business empire

Hong Kong: Dockers’ strike shines a spotlight on Li Ka-shing’s business empire

Li Ka-shing owns 13 percent of the world’s port capacity and much more besides… Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI supporters in Hong Kong) In Hong Kong it is the tycoons like Li Ka-shing that rule. The inspiring month-long port strike has illuminated this fact clearly, opening the eyes of more and […]