Remembering June 4: Vital lessons for today’s democracy struggle

Remembering June 4: Vital lessons for today’s democracy struggle

Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy Central’ leaders embellish the role of the middle class and ‘legality’ – ignoring key lessons from 1989 Dikang, Socialist Action This article from the current issue of Socialist magazine, produced by the Chinese section of the CWI, takes up some lessons from the epic 1989 mass movement […]

Hong Kong dockworkers’ strike ends after 40 days

Hong Kong dockworkers’ strike ends after 40 days

Union representatives declare a “half success” with a pay rise of 9.8 percent – but important issues are unresolved  Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The strike by 500 Hong Kong Dockworkers at the world’s third largest container port is over after 40 days. The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) representing […]

Hong Kong: Dockers’ strike shines a spotlight on Li Ka-shing’s business empire

Hong Kong: Dockers’ strike shines a spotlight on Li Ka-shing’s business empire

Li Ka-shing owns 13 percent of the world’s port capacity and much more besides… Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI supporters in Hong Kong) In Hong Kong it is the tycoons like Li Ka-shing that rule. The inspiring month-long port strike has illuminated this fact clearly, opening the eyes of more and […]

Mrs Thatcher and the end of British rule in Hong Kong

Mrs Thatcher and the end of British rule in Hong Kong

The process by which British imperialism exited Hong Kong, its last major colony, came again into focus following the recent death of former British leader Margaret Thatcher Dave Hundorf, chinaworker.info Thatcher, revered as a heroine by capitalist ideologues, and recently hailed as an “outstanding” leader by Chinese state-run media, appeared […]

Hong Kong: Dockworkers strike lays bare class divisions

Hong Kong: Dockworkers strike lays bare class divisions

Fifteen years without a pay rise – “We are like slaves of the company!” Socialist Action (CWI) reporters in Hong Kong A very determined strike by 450 Hong Kong dockworkers at the Kwai Tsing container terminal has partly paralysed the world’s third-busiest container port. This is the biggest labour dispute […]