Hong Kong: 400,000 march against CY Leung on his first day in office

Hong Kong: 400,000 march against CY Leung on his first day in office

The 15th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China sees the largest turnout on the annual July 1 demonstration since 2003 Pasha Wan, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) The demonstration in Hong Kong saw enormous crowds chanting “CY Leung, Quit!” as the new chief executive has recently been […]

Hong Kong: 15 years since the return to Chinese rule

Hong Kong: 15 years since the return to Chinese rule

Still undemocratic, but more unequal than ever Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info On July 1, as Hong Kong marks the 15th anniversary since its return to Chinese rule, a massive anti-government demonstration will take place. Last year more than 200,000 took part in what, since 2003, has become an annual event. This […]

Hong Kong migrant domestic workers speak out

Hong Kong migrant domestic workers speak out

Three women from the Philippines talk to Socialist magazine about their experiences of working abroad, economic hardship and discrimination Grace Pastorfide, migrant worker and supporter of Socialist Action There are 301,000 migrant workers living in Hong Kong. Most come from Indonesia and the Philippines, but there are also smaller numbers […]

Hong Kong: ‘Small circle’ election self-destructs

Hong Kong: ‘Small circle’ election self-destructs

Mass struggle needed for genuine and fair elections and the end of tycoon rule Editorial from Socialist magazine (CWI in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Popular anger over scandals around the political figures – Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Henry Tang Ying-yen – and against the March 25 pseudo elections was […]

Hong Kong: Apple Daily advert – We’ve had enough of racism!

Hong Kong: Apple Daily advert – We’ve had enough of racism!

We need united struggle for democratic rights, more money to healthcare and education, and a real future for youth! Yu Wai Pan, Youth Against Racism Today’s advertisement in Apple Daily, attacking mainlanders, represents a new low point for racist statements and political activism in Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s politics is […]