Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step! Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo Tens of thousands of protesters have filled the streets around the occupied Taiwanese legislature for the past week. The Wall Street Journal calls this “the biggest student-led […]

Taiwan: Fight neo-liberal trade pacts and TPP

Taiwan: Fight neo-liberal trade pacts and TPP

A mass movement must be built based on the working class James Langdon, CWI Taiwan The Ma government in Taiwan is desperately trying to lock in discussions with China over a trade agreement in goods. The urgency behind their attempts is shining a spotlight on the many anti-worker trade agreements […]

Taiwan: KMT government’s homophobia exposed

Taiwan: KMT government’s homophobia exposed

Need for united mass struggle against the system that breeds discrimination James Langdon, CWI Taiwan While equal rights activists are achieving significant steps forward around the world, the struggle for same sex marriage continues in Taiwan and throughout the Asia-Pacific. The past few months have been a tumultuous period for […]

Taiwan: Another trade pact to benefit big business

Taiwan: Another trade pact to benefit big business

Capitalist ‘free trade’ deals mean lower wages and job insecurity on both sides of the Strait James Langdon, CWI Taiwan Taiwan and China have signed a services trade agreement, opening up various industries to cross-strait investment. Like 2010’s much-opposed Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, this new pact will only serve the […]

Taiwan sea shooting: Filipino migrants become target of racist backlash

Taiwan sea shooting: Filipino migrants become target of racist backlash

Anti-racist campaign needed against corrupt ruling elites and capitalism Chris Dite and CWI Taiwan reporters The Taiwanese government is whipping up anti-Filipino sentiment in the wake of the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman on May 9 by the Philippine coast guard. Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan are already bearing […]