Taiwan: Over 5,000 march against nuclear power

Taiwan: Over 5,000 march against nuclear power

Anniversary of Japan’s twin disasters and Fukushima meltdown sees nuclear capitalists back on the offensive Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info “We must close down all nuclear power plants… We demand the democratic public ownership and control of Taipower [Taiwan’s power company].” So said Hsiang-yu Hsieh, of CWI Taiwan, in his speech to […]

China: The fall of Bo Xilai

China: The fall of Bo Xilai

For the first time in two decades an open power struggle erupts within China’s one-party state Editorial statement by chinaworker.info Dramatic events are unfolding as China’s once-in-a-decade leadership transition gets underway. A serious schism in the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) top ranks has come into full public view – something […]

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 […]

Ireland / China: Irish Prime Minister challenged over Chinese Vice-President’s visit

Ireland / China: Irish Prime Minister challenged over Chinese Vice-President’s visit

Human rights and workers’ rights little concern for Irish government representing profit interests Joe Higgins, TD (member of Irish Parliament), Socialist Party (CWI Ireland)