Marxism and the national question

Marxism and the national question

The national question is, without doubt, one of the great issues facing socialists and marxists today. Peter Hadden, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) Lenin described Tzarist Russia as a prison house of nationalities – 57% of its peoples were non-Russian. He argued that without a correct approach on this issue the […]

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 […]