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Taiwan: Sunflower movement exposes DPP’s lack of an alternative

Taiwan: Sunflower movement exposes DPP’s lack of an alternative

Need for a genuine working class alternative to neoliberal nationalism and capitalism James Langdon, CWI Taiwan The 3-week occupation of the Legislative Yuan and historic mass protests against the hated Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) have again raised the question of whether the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is a […]

Taiwan: Occupation of parliament ends after 24 days

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 of the contentious Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA) between Taiwan and China. The […]

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

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 the past week. The Wall Street Journal calls this “the biggest student-led […]

Massacre in Kunming risks new spiral of repression and violence

Massacre in Kunming risks new spiral of repression and violence

Shock and disbelief as 29 are hacked to death at railway station Editorial statement, chinaworker.info The massacre at Kunming’s railway station on March 1 –known as the ‘3.1 incident’ – must rank as one of the most shocking acts of terrorism in modern times. The media are calling this “China’s […]

China: Terrorism comes to Tiananmen Square

China: Terrorism comes to Tiananmen Square

Chinese state steps up repression against Uighurs and other national minorities chinaworker.info Monday’s deadly incident in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, one of the most symbolic and heavily policed sites in China, has been classified as a “terrorist attack” by Chinese media today after much initial uncertainty. At around noon on Monday […]