Taiwan: Fight neo-liberal trade pacts and TPP

Taiwan: Fight neo-liberal trade pacts and TPP

A mass movement must be built based on the working class James Langdon, CWI Taiwan The Ma government in Taiwan is desperately trying to lock in discussions with China over a trade agreement in goods. The urgency behind their attempts is shining a spotlight on the many anti-worker trade agreements […]

Taiwan: KMT government’s homophobia exposed

Taiwan: KMT government’s homophobia exposed

Need for united mass struggle against the system that breeds discrimination James Langdon, CWI Taiwan While equal rights activists are achieving significant steps forward around the world, the struggle for same sex marriage continues in Taiwan and throughout the Asia-Pacific. The past few months have been a tumultuous period for […]

Taiwan: Another trade pact to benefit big business

Taiwan: Another trade pact to benefit big business

Capitalist ‘free trade’ deals mean lower wages and job insecurity on both sides of the Strait James Langdon, CWI Taiwan Taiwan and China have signed a services trade agreement, opening up various industries to cross-strait investment. Like 2010’s much-opposed Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement, this new pact will only serve the […]

Taiwan sea shooting: Filipino migrants become target of racist backlash

Taiwan sea shooting: Filipino migrants become target of racist backlash

Anti-racist campaign needed against corrupt ruling elites and capitalism Chris Dite and CWI Taiwan reporters The Taiwanese government is whipping up anti-Filipino sentiment in the wake of the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman on May 9 by the Philippine coast guard. Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan are already bearing […]

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

Taiwan: Over 20,000 march on May Day

‘Defend pensions! Stop corruption!’ Chris Dite in Taipei Around 20,000 Taiwanese workers used this year’s May Day to rally against austerity and cuts to the pension. Workers weaved through the central Taipei city streets today , despite the cold weather and pouring rain, chanting ‘defend the pension!’ and ‘stop corruption!’.  […]