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 […]

130,000 people march in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day

130,000 people march in Hong Kong on New Year’s Day

Marchers demand Chief Executive CY Leung’s resignation and one person one vote Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI in Hong Kong) An estimated 130,000 joined protest marches on 1 January against Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying, also known as “CY”. His government is just six months old and the New Year’s Day […]

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 […]

Japan turns right with LDP victory

Election sees big defeat for incumbent Democratic Party chinaworker.info Shinzo Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) swept the Japanese election on 16 December, gaining 294 seats in the 480 seat lower house. Together with its junior coalition partner, the New Komeito Party, the LDP has a two-thirds majority in […]

Climate talks in Doha “a magnificent failure”

Climate talks in Doha “a magnificent failure”

Only mass struggle against capitalism and for safe clean alternatives can avert a climate catastrophe This year’s climate negotiations, “COP 18” (UN Conference of the Parties) took place in Doha, Qatar, from 26 November to 7 December, with representatives from almost 200 governments. The meeting ended in another “compromise” that […]