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    Air pollution in China “broke all records”

    Last weekend’s air pollution levels in Beijing were 40 times WHO safety limits chinaworker.info reporters “I love our city, but I refuse to be a human vacuum cleaner!” This was one of thousands of comments from Beijingers via social media last ...

    China: After the Southern Weekend strike – where now for the struggle for free speech and democratic...

    CCP dictatorship employs familiar ‘carrot-and-stick’ tactics to quell protests, but for how long? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info The strike last week by journalists at the Southern Weekend newspaper in Guangzhou was a courageous protest against...

    China’s new leaders crackdown on liberal reform calls

    Open letter from 70 intellectuals warns of “violent revolution” without a change of course chinaworker.info Warnings of revolution in China are coming thick and fast as Xi Jinping and his new leadership team take the helm. An open letter callin...

    China: What changes can we expect from Xi Jinping?

    How to decipher changes at the top and the new CCP leadership’s emphasis on “deeper reform”? Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info Xi Jinping, the new general secretary of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party), has lost no time establishing an image as a ...

    China among the world’s most unequal nations

    New study puts China’s Gini coefficient at 0.61, almost level with South Africa • Real unemployment level double the official figure Chinaworker.info China’s sharply widening wealth gap places it among the most unequal nations, a new survey by ...

    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 Chi...

    Zhang Shujie granted asylum in Sweden

    “It’s a big relief,” says Chinese CWI activist Interview with Anna Löfgren of Swedish newspaper Offensiv You have just been granted asylum in Sweden – how does it feel? It feels very good! I have waited a long time for this, and it was a lon...

    Breaking news: Chinese socialist activist Zhang Shujie wins asylum in Sweden

    Forced to flee China due to state persecution of socialists and left activists chinaworker.info We just learned the great news: Zhang Shujie, 24-years old, who was persecuted by the Chinese dictatorship for his socialist ideas, has been granted...

    China: 2,000 workers riot at Foxconn factory

    Brutal conditions behind latest flare-up at iPhone manufacturer chinaworker.info reporters Wages make up just 2-5 percent of the iPhone’s sale price, while Apple’s profit is 57 percent of every iPhone sold. Keep these figures in mind when readi...

    What’s behind the trial of Gu Kailai?

    Sensational murder trial of princeling wife hides more than it reveals Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info At her one-day trial on 8 August, Gu Kailai, the wife of former CCP (Chinese Communist Party) high-flyer Bo Xilai, confessed to poisoning Brit...

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