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Chung Kuo China - Antonioni classic takes a look at hidden side of a vanished world

20 March 2012
It may be hard to imagine now, but in the early 1970s China was as closed off from the rest of the world as North Korea is today.

Gok Wan: Made in China

06 March 2012
TV presenter Gok Wan is usually known for fashion and beauty shows, but he branches out into economics in this documentary.

The Muppets: a red turn for the green frog?

21 February 2012
"Why is being rich bad all of a sudden in today’s society? We’re teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, Communist China?"

Are the Brics on the brink?

04 February 2012
The US and the eurozone are the world’s largest two economies by some margin. Both are in the throes of a deep economic crisis. But could China, their nearest competitor, and other emerging economies pick up the slack and keep global capitalism going?

Rare Earth: Truth in disguise

17 January 2012
Writers in China often have to fictionalise their work in order to be heard. "Write it into a novel to get through the censors," publishers will tell you.

Revolt in China blocks corrupt land sales

03 January 2012
It was far from the first time that local government officials in China took over poor people’s land and deprived them of their livelihoods. It was far from the first time that people who protested were beaten up and abused.

When China Met Africa

04 October 2011
The shifting relationship between China and Africa has completely passed most people by.

Anger can create a new movement in China

30 August 2011
Over 12,000 people marched against a polluting chemical plant through Dalian city in north east China last month—and officials shut it down.

China: The central role of migrant labour

23 August 2011
The "economic miracle" of the last 20 years has seen China become the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter.

Economic growth, but at what cost?

16 August 2011
China is the success story of 21st century capitalism. While much of the world seems set to enter the second half of a double-dip recession, the Chinese economy will grow by 8 percent this year.

Riots in China - the Arab Spring has encouraged workers to fight

28 June 2011
The recent uprisings of migrant workers in China are not isolated incidents.

Riots spread across China

14 June 2011
Thousands of people have rioted in China.

Truckers close Shanghai port

26 April 2011
Truck drivers have shut down the world’s biggest port—for five days.

US and China in a battle for influence

18 January 2011
China's leaders are busy touring the globe. President Hu Jintao has been visiting the US a week after vice-premier Li Keqiang, whom Hu backs as the next prime minister, did the rounds of the European Union (EU).

China: the masses are on the move

14 December 2010
In the last twenty years, China’s economy has grown faster than any other country in the world—and it has even managed to grow through most of the current recession.

Honda workers in China win strike

27 July 2010
A strike by 200 workers at a car components factory in China has ended in victory, as the wave of strikes across the car industry continues.

Workers' revolt in China and Bangladesh challenges myths of globalisation

29 June 2010
The new era of globalised production was meant to avoid two things—economic crises and workers’ resistance.

China strikes inspire more action

22 June 2010
Strikes in China’s car industry are spreading.

Workers in China unite against capital

15 June 2010
A sleeping giant is stirring in China—the working class. High-profile strikes have spread through China’s Honda car plants over the past few weeks.

Honda strike: new turn for workers in China

08 June 2010
A strike in China has shown a new level of confidence among workers.

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