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    Taiwan: Occupation of parliament ends after 24 days

    What are the lessons of the island’s ‘sunflower movement’? Taiwan has witnessed an unprecedented mass protest movement since 18 March when around 200 students occupied the main chamber of the Legislative Yuan (parliament) to stop the ratification ...

    Taiwan: Half a million on the streets against Ma

    Demonstrators call for trade pact to be withdrawn and for president to step down CWI reporters in Taipei This was the biggest demonstration in Taiwan’s history. In a clear sign that the island’s mass protest movement is gaining rather than losi...

    Taiwan: Ma government rocked by mass protests and occupation of parliament

    Down with undemocratic Kuomintang rule – for a Taiwan-wide student strike as the next step! Sally Tang Mei-ching in Taipei and Vincent Kolo Tens of thousands of protesters have filled the streets around the occupied Taiwanese legislature for th...

    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 shi...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 col...

    Taiwan: Biggest ever demonstrations against nuclear power

    Over 200,000 take to the streets on the eve of Japan’s Fukushima anniversary – to demand a nuclear-free Taiwan Hsu Hsiao-ming and Pasha in Taipei Massive demonstrations were held across Taiwan on ‘309’ – Saturday 9 March – demanding the scrappi...

    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...

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    The collapse of Evergrande – Chinese regime on horns of a dilemma

    Evergrande, the Chinese property company, is missing one payment deadline after another. If it collapses the consequences could be huge for China’s economy, its authoritarian regime and for global capitalism. ISA (International Socialist Alternative) talks to Vincent Kolo of chinaworker.info about what could happen.

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