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What’s behind Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive?

What’s behind Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive?

Pending case against former security czar Zhou Yongkang risks dangerous splits in CCP Editorial from Socialist《社会主义者》magazine (issue 26) As Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign gathers momentum it is clear the power struggle within China’s ruling elite is entering a danger zone. Anti-corruption campaigns are a requisite feature of regime successions in […]

Tiananmen 1989: 25 years since the mass democracy movement

Tiananmen 1989: 25 years since the mass democracy movement

China’s dictatorship is haunted by the prospect of a new mass revolt Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info On 15 April 1989 Hu Yaobang, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, died of a heart attack. This became the start signal for one of the biggest mass movements in modern […]

Hong Kong: How can the democracy struggle go forward?

Hong Kong: How can the democracy struggle go forward?

Between 20,000 and 30,000 march on New Year’s Day, but frustration and divisions are rising within the pro-democracy struggle Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI) in Hong Kong Thousands again took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand genuine universal suffrage on the annual New Year’s Day march against the city’s […]

China: Debt woes multiply as new liquidity crunch strikes

China: Debt woes multiply as new liquidity crunch strikes

Local government debt has soared but Beijing’s attempt to curb runaway credit misfires again Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info An end-of year scramble for funds by financial institutions drove up interbank lending rates to levels not seen since the June liquidity crisis, threatening turmoil in money markets and triggering the longest fall […]

Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi caught a ‘tiger’?

Zhou Yongkang: Has Xi caught a ‘tiger’?

Politically explosive investigation of former security czar marks a new phase of internal power struggle Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info According to international media reports, including articles by Reuters and The New York Times, former Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang and members of his immediate family and household staff are now […]