Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Asia

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China’s international state repression now reaches inside Australia, targeting its own overseas students, academics and Chinese-language media. Recent reporting on this activity in the …

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Hong Kong’s state-owned rail giant MTR has expanded aggressively overseas in the past decade. The company has exploited the worldwide mania for privatisation of …

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In April last year, the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruled that the Manus Island detention centre was illegal and must be closed. The …

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In the past week the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula took a new dangerous turn. After the North Korean regime, according to …

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Donald Trump’s cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase on 6 April, during a round of “beautiful chocolate cake” with China’s Xi Jinping, marks …

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‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung, the veteran democracy campaigner, and elected member of Hong Kong’s Legco, is being threatened with expulsion along with three other …

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The deepening crisis in Washington, over the resignation of Michael Flynn and the Trump administration’s alleged contacts with Russian intelligence, has overshadowed the significance …

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Tensions between the United States and China, already high, are growing as the brash and unpredictable Trump moves into the White House. Australia’s ruling …

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More than 100,000 people marched in Taiwan to demand marriage equality in December last year. The massive protest, and solidarity rallies around the world, …

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Chinese students studying in Australia were labelled pests by Fairfax Media international editor Peter Hartcher last month, for allegedly acting as sinister agents for …

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Wukan in southern China was described as a “war zone” last month as hundreds of heavily armed police descended on the village raiding houses, …

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Earlier this year the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics announced that coal consumption in the country fell for the second year running. This was …

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A rising mood of discontent has erupted in Kazakhstan against the dictatorial Nazarbayev government. Thousands participated in countrywide protests on Saturday May 21, only …

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Tensions between the US and China over the South China Sea, which have been rising over the past year, could spike dramatically in coming …

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50 years ago the ‘Cultural Revolution’ began in China. Here we carry an edited version of article written by Peter Taaffe for the British …

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Last week a number of media outlets in Hong Kong made sexist and racist attacks against our sister group (Socialist Action) who have been …

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By Amy Neve Thousands of coal miners have been on strike in China over unpaid back pay and concerns about potential lay-offs. Crowds of …

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By Jeremy Trott In January dozens of nurses in Chongqing went on strike over low pay and poor working conditions. Strikes have been ongoing …

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