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China: Lessons of 1989 mass democracy movement

The mass protests represented a revolutionary threat to CCP rule.

New foreword to the traditional Chinese edition of ‘Tiananmen 1989 – Seven Weeks That Shook The World’ Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) This book about the bloody Beijing massacre of June 4, 1989, was first published in simplified Chinese* in 2009 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary. It […]

60 years since China’s revolution

60 years since China’s revolution

Capitalism and imperialism were driven out, but political power rested in the hands of a Stalinist communist party Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.infoIt is an especially nervous Communist Party (CCP) regime that presides over the 60th anniversary celebrations of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October. The regime […]

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Nothing alarmed the CCP dictatorship more than the movement of the working class aroused to action by the student-led democracy protests Vincent Kolo, from the book Tiananmen 1989: Seven Weeks That Shook the World The great significance of the 1989 movement lay in the fact that it was an urban-based movement (it […]

The national question in Xinjiang

The national question in Xinjiang

Despite rapid economic growth, national and religious tensions are rising in Xinjiang in north-western China. The CWI’s standpoint on this important issue has been called into question by some individuals within the Chinese left – this article explains our position Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The Turkic-speaking Uighur Muslims, the largest ethnic […]