China

China: Xi locks down the party

Who is Xi scared of?

Peter Main  ·  01 November 2022

What’s the Chinese for ‘Lehman Brothers’?

CHINA’S CONSTRUCTION industry, a key lever in Beijing’s entire economic policy, is facing a debt crisis of enormous proportions. Attention has focused on Evergrande, a development company, whose total debts […]

Peter Main  ·  28 October 2021

Aukus is an escalation of inter-imperialist rivalry

By Alex Rutherford The Aukus security pact between Australia, the UK and the US represents one of the most dramatic moves yet taken by the United States to counter the […]

Alex Rutherford  ·  09 October 2021

Hong Kong: Down with the National Security Law

International Secretariat of the League for the Fifth International On July 1, Beijing’s National Security Law (NSL) was imposed on Hong Kong. It extends the laws against “sedition, conspiracy and […]

Workers Power  ·  08 July 2020

Hong Kong: An important concession, what comes next?

On September 4, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, finally agreed to withdraw the hated Extradition Bill altogether, and not just leave it on the shelf. If the Bill had become law it would have allowed extradition of anybody on Hong Kong territory for trial on the mainland. Although presented as simply a measure to prevent criminals taking refuge in Hong Kong, it could also have been used against journalists and political dissidents and , indeed, almost anyone doing business on the mainland, where corruption is rife.

Workers Power  ·  06 September 2019

Hong Kong: Police ban demo, troops move to the border

Progress for the movement now depends not on the force of argument, but on the argument of force. Only a real general strike, a strike that stops all production, all transport, all publications, all broadcasting, can do that. Such a strike cannot be mobilised out of thin air, it has to be built for within the workplaces and housing estates themselves. That is the task that the Left and the thousands of student activists should set themselves.

Workers Power  ·  21 August 2019

Global capitalism at a turning point

Our perspectives on the current global situation, League for the Fifth International Congress in Berlin, June 2019

Workers Power  ·  10 August 2019

Hong Kong: learning the right lessons

The trashing of the Legislative Council, Legco, building in Hong Kong on July 1 certainly drew the world's attention to the ongoing opposition to the proposed Extradition Law that would allow people detained in Hong Kong to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.

Workers Power  ·  09 July 2019

Hong Kong: “Occupy 2.0” forces government retreat, for now

On Sunday, 1 million people marched in protest against a proposed new law which will allow Beijing to extradite anyone from the territory of Hong Kong.

Workers Power  ·  14 June 2019

Tiananmen Square 30 years on

How the crushing of the democracy movement paved the way for the restoration of capitalism

Workers Power  ·  04 June 2019

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