What’s behind Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive?

What’s behind Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive?

Pending case against former security czar Zhou Yongkang risks dangerous splits in CCP Editorial from Socialist《社会主义者》magazine (issue 26) As Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign gathers momentum it is clear the power struggle within China’s ruling elite is entering a danger zone. Anti-corruption campaigns are a requisite feature of regime successions in […]

China: Repression and arrests used to end Yue Yuen strike

China: Repression and arrests used to end Yue Yuen strike

Beijing finds sports shoe manufacturer guilty of “wrongdoing” while local government, police and company bosses coordinate a crackdown chinworker.info reporters It is one of the biggest strikes in China for decades and has attracted international attention. The strike at factories owned by Yue Yuen Industrial Holdings in the Dongguan township […]

Massive strike by footwear workers in Dongguan

Yue Yuen is the largest manufacturer of shoes for Nike and other global brands

40,000 workers paralyse production at world’s largest sports shoe maker as labour disputes soar in China chinaworker.info reporters Workers at six out of ten factories in Dongguan owned by Taiwanese multinational Yue Yuen have been on strike for the past three days after discovering the company has not been paying legally required levels of […]

Tiananmen 1989: 25 years since the mass democracy movement

Tiananmen 1989: 25 years since the mass democracy movement

China’s dictatorship is haunted by the prospect of a new mass revolt Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info On 15 April 1989 Hu Yaobang, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, died of a heart attack. This became the start signal for one of the biggest mass movements in modern […]

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step! Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo Tens of thousands of protesters have filled the streets around the occupied Taiwanese legislature for the past week. The Wall Street Journal calls this “the biggest student-led […]