Magazine of the Socialist Party, Australian section of the CWI

Asia

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In January China placed a ban on most recycling waste entering the country. Australia is now facing a developing crisis as most recyclable waste …

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Malcolm Turnbull led a super-delegation of politicians and capitalists to the US in late February, as geo-strategic tensions continue to rise in Australia’s region. …

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The prospect of direct talks between U.S. president Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, leader of North Korea, appears to have temporarily reduced the threat …

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Revived for the second time, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is set to be signed in Chile during March. This shonky secretive deal …

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Amnesty International has called out Australia’s refugee policies, saying that they compromise people’s right to life. This comes after reports of a hunger striking …

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The government is introducing a range of new ‘foreign interference’ laws to Parliament. They are based on concerns held by the Australian Security Intelligence …

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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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