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Mao Zedong’s granddaughter among China’s super-rich

Mao Zedong’s granddaughter among China’s super-rich

Billionaires’ fortunes have increased by almost 17 percent in a year while the poor get poorer chinaworker.info Mao Zedong’s granddaughter has climbed into the ranks of China’s richest people. Kong Dongmei, granddaughter of the ‘great helmsman’, and her husband Chen Dongsheng, have amassed a combined wealth of five billion yuan […]

How bad is China’s debt crisis?

How bad is China’s debt crisis?

Socialist magazine (published by the Chinese section of the CWI) asked Vincent Kolo, senior editor of chinaworker.info, about rising levels of debt in China and whether this heralds a financial collapse? Socialist magazine: How serious are China’s debt problems?  Vincent Kolo: A recent Bloomberg report says China’s economy has become […]

China’s new leadership rejects democratisation

China’s new leadership rejects democratisation

At annual NPC-CPPCC meetings Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang talk of ‘painful’ reforms for economy, but rule out ‘Western models’ Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info China’s ‘two red carpet shows’ in early March, the NPC and CPPCC, put their seal on the one-party dictatorship’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition. A total of 5,000 ‘delegates’ […]

Guangdong village rebellion revives the spirit of Wukan

Guangdong village rebellion revives the spirit of Wukan

Villagers in Shangpu occupy public square and demand democratic vote over land seizures Zhang Shujie and Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Yet another Guangdong village has risen in revolt against illicit land sales. Yet another tense standoff is underway between protesters, at the end of their patience over official corruption, and large […]

Year of the Snake – a year of struggle

Year of the Snake – a year of struggle

We wish all our readers and supporters a Happy New Year  chinaworker.info As families gather to celebrate the Spring Festival, chinaworker.info wishes to extend greetings to working class communities everywhere. While we take time to enjoy the festivities, we also know the class struggle between labour and capital, between the […]