Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world

Tiananmen 1989: Seven weeks that shook the world

20 years ago this week the mass student protests in Beijing began Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info• chinaworker.info begins a series of articles on the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests On 15 April 1989 Hu Yaobang, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, died of a heart attack. […]

1968 Year of Revolution

1968 Year of Revolution

A tumultuous year when the floodtide of mass revolt swept over the narrow confines of capitalism and threatened the very foundations of the system Peter Taaffe, General Secretary, Socialist Party, cwi in England and WalesSome years stand out as historic turning points: 1789, 1830, 1848, 1871, 1917, 1968, 1989. Some, […]

The Olympic protests and nationalism – a Marxist response

The Olympic protests and nationalism – a Marxist response

In a dazzling pre-Olympic balancing act, the Chinese regime has announced talks with the ‘evil’ Dalai Lama side chinaworker.infoAt the same time state media is booming out ‘friendship’ towards France and using police measures to extinguish anti-Western protests (same pattern as 2005 anti-Japan protests). The latest government u-turns will produce […]

Tibet and the National Question

Tibet and the National Question

The Tibetan revolts of recent weeks, and international protests and counter-protests surrounding the Olympic torch relay, have placed China’s relationship to Tibet at the centre of world events. chinaworker.infoThis article on the national question in Tibet and China was first published on 22 September 2005.Tibet – the ”rooftop of the […]

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 […]