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CWI’s 2nd congress for China and Hong Kong a big success

Pasha (left) introduced the discussion on perspectives for China.

Discussions on perspectives for Hong Kong’s democracy struggle and the crisis in China

Taiwan: Thousands march against Ma’s nuclear policy

Taiwan: Thousands march against Ma’s nuclear policy

Echoes of ‘sunflower movement’ as thousands stage ‘occupy’ protests in Taipei CWI Taiwan reporters There seems to be no respite for Taiwan’s beleaguered president Ma Ying-jeou. Tens of thousands of people took part in a two-day protest in Taipei at the weekend to demand the government cancel its planned fourth nuclear […]

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Demonstrators call for trade pact to be withdrawn and for president to step down CWI reporters in Taipei This was the biggest demonstration in Taiwan’s history.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: Over 20,000 march on May Day

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

‘Defend pensions! Stop corruption!’ Chris Dite in Taipei Around 20,000 Taiwanese workers used this year’s May Day to rally against austerity and cuts to the pension. Workers weaved through the central Taipei city streets today , despite the cold weather and pouring rain, chanting ‘defend the pension!’ and ‘stop corruption!’.  […]

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

Taiwan’s history: Every five years a rebellion

Taiwan was first incorporated into China by the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) in 1683. It first became a province of China in 1885, ten years before the Qing surrendered it to the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese war.  By Laurence CoatesHan Chinese settlers began arriving around a thousand years ago. The original […]