Mrs Thatcher and the end of British rule in Hong Kong

Mrs Thatcher and the end of British rule in Hong Kong

The process by which British imperialism exited Hong Kong, its last major colony, came again into focus following the recent death of former British leader Margaret Thatcher Dave Hundorf, chinaworker.info Thatcher, revered as a heroine by capitalist ideologues, and recently hailed as an “outstanding” leader by Chinese state-run media, appeared […]

Hong Kong: Dockworkers strike lays bare class divisions

Hong Kong: Dockworkers strike lays bare class divisions

Fifteen years without a pay rise – “We are like slaves of the company!” Socialist Action (CWI) reporters in Hong Kong A very determined strike by 450 Hong Kong dockworkers at the Kwai Tsing container terminal has partly paralysed the world’s third-busiest container port. This is the biggest labour dispute […]

Hong Kong: Fight against sexual violence and discrimination

Hong Kong: Fight against sexual violence and discrimination

International Women’s Day celebrated in Hong Kong Sally Tang, Socialist Action in Hong Kong On IWD 8 March this year for the third year running Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) held a joint international manifestation bringing together women’s groups from different ethnic backgrounds, to stress the importance of International […]

Hong Kong: Another ‘Scrooge’ budget

Hong Kong: Another ‘Scrooge’ budget

Calls for increased welfare spending and affordable housing are deafening, but this government only listens to the rich Dikang, Socialist Action John Tsang’s sixth budget presented at the end of February resembles all the others – stingy beyond belief. Apart from some familiar ‘sweeteners’ – electricity and rent rebates – […]

Hong Kong: Hunger strike for union rights

Hong Kong: Hunger strike for union rights

HKSM driving instructors sacked for forming trade union – show your solidarity! Jaco, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Three driving instructors, two of whom have been sacked, from Hong Kong School of Motoring (HKSM), started a hunger strike on 21 January in protest at the company’s brutal union busting […]