What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

What’s behind the Japan-China island conflict?

Rising national tensions point to new turbulent era in East Asia Vincent Kolo presents a view of the Diaoyu Island conflict as a contribution to discussion within the Chinese section of the CWI The conflict over disputed islands in the East China Sea has triggered the most serious diplomatic crisis […]

Taiwan: A successful meeting for solidarity with Hualon strikers

Taiwan: A successful meeting for solidarity with Hualon strikers

Solidarity and struggle until victory CWI in Taiwan 22 July was an exciting day, because Hualon textile workers came to Taipei from Miaoli, 100km away, and had a discussion with people. This discussion was held by CWI Taiwan and other groups. 43 people attended the meeting, and most of them […]

Taiwan: Textile workers occupy Hualon Factory

Taiwan: Textile workers occupy Hualon Factory

Solidarity needed in fight to save jobs CWI Taiwan Three hundred textile workers in the Hualon Corporation’s factory in Miaoli County, Taiwan declared indefinite strike more than a month ago on 6 June. Since then they have occupied the factory for one month. They are fighting for money owed on […]

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 […]

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 […]