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China: 2,000 workers riot at Foxconn factory

China: 2,000 workers riot at Foxconn factory

Brutal conditions behind latest flare-up at iPhone manufacturer chinaworker.info reporters Wages make up just 2-5 percent of the iPhone’s sale price, while Apple’s profit is 57 percent of every iPhone sold. Keep these figures in mind when reading about the latest flare-up at Foxconn, which is a major manufacturer of […]

What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

Sensational murder trial of princeling wife hides more than it reveals Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info At her one-day trial on 8 August, Gu Kailai, the wife of former CCP (Chinese Communist Party) high-flyer Bo Xilai, confessed to poisoning British businessman Neil Heywood with cyanide at a Chongqing hotel last November. Bo […]

China: The spectre of revolution

China: The spectre of revolution

The “spectre of revolution” hangs over the upcoming 18th congress of China’s ruling Communist party (CCP). So warned US-based commentator Yun Tang in the South China Morning Post (20 June 2012) chinaworker.info The power struggle in the top levels of the CCP as it grapples with its leadership changeover, is […]

China: Economic crunch adds to regime’s woes

China: Economic crunch adds to regime’s woes

Overcapacity and rising debt burden limits government’s policy options Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The scandalous fall of Chongqing CCP (Communist Party) kingpin Bo Xilai earlier this year marked a turning point in China’s recent history. The governmental crisis and sharp internal power struggle that Bo’s exit signifies has combined with an […]

China: Guangxi pollution spill may be worst in decades

China: Guangxi pollution spill may be worst in decades

20 tonnes of poisonous metal dumped into tributary of Pearl River Vincent Kolo and Zhang Shujie, chinaworker.info Disaster has struck again. Water supplies to millions of city residents have been put in jeopardy by yet another pollution scandal, this time on the Longjiang River in Guangxi province. The crisis began […]