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1949 — Mao & the Chinese revolution

1949 — Mao & the Chinese revolution Seventy years ago revolution in China threw off the rule of landlords and struck a blow to Western imperialism. But it wasn’t a socialist revolution, and its aims were not to put people in power, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Hong Kong - the battle continues for democracy, and much more

Hong Kong - the battle continues for democracy, and much more The authorities have said they will retreat over the bill that sparked resistance. But having sensed their power demonstrators are now demanding further change, writes Sadie Robinson

Concession will not stop movement in Hong Kong

Concession will not stop movement in Hong Kong A mass pro-democracy movement forced Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam to grant a major concession on Wednesday. But many protesters are vowing to continue their struggle until all of their demands are met.

Protests and strikes in Hong Kong as cops ramp up violence

Protests and strikes in Hong Kong as cops ramp up violence Defiant action by protesters has been met with increasing levels of brutality, writes Sadie Robinson

Why the world isn’t populists v centrists

Why the world isn’t populists v centrists World leaders are supposed to present a united face at the annual G7 summit of powerful countries. But for the second year running, Donald Trump made sure their rivalries were on show for all to see.

London marchers show solidarity with Hong Kong protests

London marchers show solidarity with Hong Kong protests Up to 1,000 people joined the Stand With Hong Kong protest, which gathered in Trafalgar Square before marching to Downing Street and Parliament Square

Hong Kong protesters refuse to give in to threats and intimidation

16 August 2019
China is escalating its threats towards pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong as the movement is set to enter its 11th week.

Protesters shut down airport in Hong Kong and defy state repression

13 August 2019
The mass movement has refused to leave the streets in defiance of the police, writes Sadie Robinson

First general strike in half a century deepens the revolt in Hong Kong

06 August 2019
Demonstrators are trying to “foment revolution” in Hong Kong according to the city’s leader Carrie Lam.

Hong Kong protesters defy state’s violence

30 July 2019
Protesters fighting the extradition bill have been subjected to horiffic attacks

Fury after masked attack in Hong Kong

23 July 2019
Protesters in Hong Kong are furious after police failed to stop an attack on them at a train station

Unity, a general strike and organisation can strengthen the movement in Hong Kong

08 July 2019
Hong Kong revolutionary socialist Lam Chi Leung gives his view on what is the best way forward for the movement in Hong Kong

Trade and conflict at the G20 summit

02 July 2019
The G20 has become a venue for the struggle between the two giants of the global economy, the United States and China.

Defiant Hong Kong protests target the government and humiliate the authorities

02 July 2019
Protesters smashed into Hong Kong’s main government building, the Legislative Council, on Monday – and ramped up the crisis facing the country’s rulers.

Inside the protests rocking Hong Kong

25 June 2019
Hong Kong socialist Lam Chi Leung says the retreats by the government have not ended the protests sweeping the country and Sadie Robinson looks at the background to the revolt

Million take to streets in Hong Kong to stop law

11 June 2019
Protests erupted against a repressive new law proposed by the Chinese state

China 1989 - workers in revolt

27 May 2019
Thirty years ago demonstrators stood up to tanks in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Sadie Robinson looks at what the mass revolt of students and workers was all about

US trade war makes all rivalries sharper

14 May 2019
The trade war between the US and China ratcheted up a notch over the past week.

US is trying to slow down China’s rise

13 November 2018
Donald Trump has been blundering around Europe again, picking fights as he goes. But the relationship that really matters is between the US and China.

Trump ramps up trade wars to boost his flagging support

18 September 2018
Tensions between the US and China threatens workers—and exposes Donald Trump’s weakness, says Charlie Kimber

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