08 July 2014
Metal workers' strike shakes South Africa | Maliki hangs on but Iraq may split | Massive march in Hong Kong | Former French president Sarkozy arrested
06 May 2014
Much recent economic news around the world is best described as smoke and mirrors. It’s true that there is some real evidence that advanced economies are starting to recover from the Great Recession of 2008-09.
29 April 2014
British planes add to Ukraine sabre rattling | Shoe strike hits China’s bosses | Peasants blockade Colombian roads | May Day general strike in Greece
15 April 2014
Over 10,000 workers at China’s massive shoe factories in Dongguan in the Guangdong province walked out on strike last Monday.
15 April 2014
The protests in Tiananmen Square that began 25 years ago this week showed the possibility of real socialism emerging in China, writes Dave Sewell
01 April 2014
Support protests in Taiwan, criminals, Scottish independence and a request for books
03 December 2013
100 toffs and bosses joined David Cameron on his trip to China
26 November 2013
It’s an open question whether or not the deal struck last weekend in Geneva between Iran and the United States, alongside five other “world powers”, will stick, writes Alex Callinicos
12 November 2013
The paralysis in Washington is turning more eyes towards Beijing. Often this reflects quite exaggerated expectations about China’s emergence as a new superpower on the verge of displacing the United States.
22 October 2013
The British business delegation to China headed by George Osborne and Boris Johnson was more interesting than these things usually are. Chinese people still have bitter memories of imperial arrogance during the colonial era. So, if they noticed the visit at all, they must have been amused by Britain hustling for Chinese custom.
15 October 2013
Chinese security forces injured at least 60 people when they opened fire on a Tibetan separatist demonstration in Dathang last week.
21 March 2013
Alex Callinicos considers the options for US imperialism on the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Iraq
15 January 2013
Over 1,000 workers struck last week over working conditions at a Foxconn plant in China.
12 January 2013
Journalists at Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, China, walked out on strike on Monday of this week over press censorship.
13 November 2012
The 18th congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) closes in Beijing this week. Its main purpose was to demonstrate an orderly transition of power at the heart of China’s ruling class.
30 October 2012
Protest in China scores a victory
Thousands of protesters in Ningbo, eastern China have forced the local government to back down on its plan to expand a nearby petrochemical factory. Despite being attacked by riot police, protestors blocked roads and refused to leave.
09 October 2012
Around 4,000 Foxconn workers struck at the end of last week in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.
25 September 2012
Cities in a state of tension, driven mad by nightmares in the run-up to some great catastrophe, are one of the defining motifs of China Miéville’s fiction.
14 August 2012
The fall of prominent Chinese politician Bo Xilai earlier this year exposed the depths of corruption in China’s ruling class. Much of the media here is focusing on his wife, Gu Kailai, who last week stood trial for murdering a British businessman.
31 July 2012
There is a puzzling contradiction in contemporary discussion of American power. The theme that the US is in decline, being elbowed out of the way by China, is well established in mainstream discourse.