Post Tagged with: "China"

China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic rights?

China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic rights?

CCP dictatorship employs familiar ‘carrot-and-stick’ tactics to quell protests, but for how long? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The strike last week by journalists at the Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou was a courageous protest against media censorship that generated enormous online sympathy across China. The deal that was struck midweek, following […]

China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

Open letter from 70 intellectuals warns of “violent revolution” without a change of course chinaworker.info Warnings of revolution in China are coming thick and fast as Xi Jinping and his new leadership team take the helm. An open letter calling for political reforms, signed by more than 70 Chinese intellectuals […]

China: What changes can we expect from Xi Jinping?

China: What changes can we expect from Xi Jinping?

How to decipher changes at the top and the new CCP leadership’s emphasis on “deeper reform”? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Xi Jinping, the new general secretary of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), has lost no time establishing an image as a protagonist of so-called economic reform, which in China is code […]

China among the world’s most unequal nations

China among the world’s most unequal nations

New study puts China’s Gini coefficient at 0.61, almost level with South Africa • Real unemployment level double the official figure Chinaworker.info China’s sharply widening wealth gap places it among the most unequal nations, a new survey by a Chinese academic institute shows. The report, which was published on 9 […]

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

Rising national tensions point to new turbulent era in East Asia Vincent Kolo presents a view of the Diaoyu Island conflict as a contribution to discussion within the Chinese section of the CWI The conflict over disputed islands in the East China Sea has triggered the most serious diplomatic crisis […]