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International round-up

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

Claims of economic recovery and China's growth don't live up to hype

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. 

International round-up

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

Chinese factory workers strike

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.

Tiananmen Square: Another China is possible

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

David Cameron's chums in China

03 December 2013
100 toffs and bosses joined David Cameron on his trip to China

Iran deal could let US focus on 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

Will China abandon its state capitalism?

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. 

What George Osborne's visit to China tells us about Britain's economy

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.

China crackdown on Tibet protest

15 October 2013
Chinese security forces injured at least 60 people when they opened fire on a Tibetan separatist demonstration in Dathang last week. 

The US’s ‘strategic pivot’ to the Pacific

21 March 2013
Alex Callinicos considers the options for US imperialism on the tenth anniversary of its invasion of Iraq

Foxconn strikers march in China

15 January 2013
Over 1,000 workers struck last week over working conditions at a Foxconn plant in China.

Censorship sparks strike 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.

China's leaders have no solutions

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.

International news round-up

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.

iPhone workers walk out at China's Foxconn factory

09 October 2012
Around 4,000 Foxconn workers struck at the end of last week in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou.

China Miéville's dreamlike tour of London in crisis

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.

China Crisis: Bo Xilai, corruption and looming economic slowdown

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.

America doesn't always get its way

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.

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