Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

‘Defend pensions! Stop corruption!’ Chris Dite in Taipei Around 20,000 Taiwanese workers used this year’s May Day to rally against austerity and cuts to the pension. Workers weaved through the central Taipei city streets today , despite the cold weather and pouring rain, chanting ‘defend the pension!’ and ‘stop corruption!’.  […]

Taiwan: Biggest ever demonstrations against nuclear power

Taiwan: Biggest ever demonstrations against nuclear power

Over 200,000 take to the streets on the eve of Japan’s Fukushima anniversary – to demand a nuclear-free Taiwan Hsu Hsiao-ming and Pasha in Taipei Massive demonstrations were held across Taiwan on ‘309’ – Saturday 9 March – demanding the scrapping of nuclear power. The protests were timed on the […]

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

Rising national tensions point to new turbulent era in East Asia Vincent Kolo presents a view of the Diaoyu Island conflict as a contribution to discussion within the Chinese section of the CWI The conflict over disputed islands in the East China Sea has triggered the most serious diplomatic crisis […]

Taiwan: A successful meeting for solidarity with Hualon strikers

Taiwan: A successful meeting for solidarity with Hualon strikers

Solidarity and struggle until victory CWI in Taiwan 22 July was an exciting day, because Hualon textile workers came to Taipei from Miaoli, 100km away, and had a discussion with people. This discussion was held by CWI Taiwan and other groups. 43 people attended the meeting, and most of them […]

Taiwan: Textile workers occupy Hualon Factory

Taiwan: Textile workers occupy Hualon Factory

Solidarity needed in fight to save jobs CWI Taiwan Three hundred textile workers in the Hualon Corporation’s factory in Miaoli County, Taiwan declared indefinite strike more than a month ago on 6 June. Since then they have occupied the factory for one month. They are fighting for money owed on […]