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Massive strike by footwear workers in Dongguan

Yue Yuen is the largest manufacturer of shoes for Nike and other global brands

40,000 workers paralyse production at world’s largest sports shoe maker as labour disputes soar in China chinaworker.info reporters Workers at six out of ten factories in Dongguan owned by Taiwanese multinational Yue Yuen have been on strike for the past three days after discovering the company has not been paying legally required levels of […]

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 […]

Taiwan: Half a million on the streets against Ma

Taiwan: Half a million on the streets against Ma

Demonstrators call for trade pact to be withdrawn and for president to step down CWI reporters in Taipei This was the biggest demonstration in Taiwan’s history. In a clear sign that the island’s mass protest movement is gaining rather than losing momentum, 500,000 people thronged the streets of downtown Taipei […]

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step! Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo Tens of thousands of protesters have filled the streets around the occupied Taiwanese legislature for the past week. The Wall Street Journal calls this “the biggest student-led […]

International Women’s Day: Salute Cambodia’s women textile workers

International Women’s Day: Salute Cambodia’s women textile workers

Fight for a living wage met by brutal government crackdown David Hundorf, chinaworker.info When we march on International Women’s Day, 2014, special recognition should be accorded the women garment workers of Cambodia who staged a magnificent nationwide strike at the start of this year, involving 100,000s of textile workers, nine-tenths […]