Tibet erupts!

Tibet erupts!

Brutal crackdown by Beijing regime meets muted reaction from foreign governments Vincent Kolo, Hong KongThousands of paramilitary police and soldiers have been deployed in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, after the most serious protests against Chinese rule for nearly 20 years. More than 80 people have been killed and hundreds injured […]

The national question in Xinjiang

The national question in Xinjiang

Despite rapid economic growth, national and religious tensions are rising in Xinjiang in north-western China. The CWI’s standpoint on this important issue has been called into question by some individuals within the Chinese left – this article explains our position Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The Turkic-speaking Uighur Muslims, the largest ethnic […]

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

Taiwan was first incorporated into China by the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) in 1683. It first became a province of China in 1885, ten years before the Qing surrendered it to the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war.  By Laurence CoatesHan Chinese settlers began arriving around a thousand years ago. The original […]

China and Taiwan: Reunification or confrontation?

China and Taiwan: Reunification or confrontation?

China’s adoption of an Anti-Secession Law (ASL) on 14 March, threatening non-peaceful steps should Taiwan declare formal independence, marked a sharp rise in tensions across the Taiwan Strait.  By Laurence Coates In April, mass anti-Japanese protests – in which the Taiwan question played an important role – erupted in a […]