Taiwan: Over 5,000 march against nuclear power

Taiwan: Over 5,000 march against nuclear power

Anniversary of Japan’s twin disasters and Fukushima meltdown sees nuclear capitalists back on the offensive Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info “We must close down all nuclear power plants… We demand the democratic public ownership and control of Taipower [Taiwan’s power company].” So said Hsiang-yu Hsieh, of CWI Taiwan, in his speech to […]

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 […]