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Coronavirus and the Chinese Economy

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the Chinese economy hard, with setbacks in key indicators not seen for decades. What will happen in the coming months? How does this current reality and its dynamics impact world economy? By Alejandro Iturbe    Mar/31/2020 Recently, a BBC article reported: “China's National Bureau of Statistics...

Coronavirus: Nature Fights Back

As I write, the new deadly coronavirus 2019-nCoV, related to SARS and MERS, and apparently originating in live animal markets in Wuhan, China, is starting to spread worldwide. By Michael Roberts According to the latest data as of today, there are just under 10,000 cases globally with just 130 or...

A study on the Chinese working class

The main objective of this material is to analyze what happened with the great wave of strikes that swept through China between 2014 and 2016, the current situation of the class struggle in that country, and the course followed by activists and independent trade unions who drove that wave....

Chinese Army Moves Its Troops to Hong Kong Border  

    The military operations is happening in the city of Shenzhen, located about 27km from the centre of the territory. It includes soldiers transported by trucks and armoured vehicles and has been deemed “large-scale”.  by Alejandro Iturbe This military movement represents a clear threat of the Beijing regime repressing the struggle...

Hong Kong: An Undeterred Struggle For Democratic Rights!

            An important process of struggle has arisen in Hong Kong against the so-called “Extradition Law” proposed by the Beijing-dependent authorities. “The controversial bill will allow suspects of criminal offences, like murder and rape, to be extradited to continental China and other countries to be judged.“ The bill was...

CSP-Conlutas Stands in Solidarity with Egyptian Political Prisoners, HK and Honduras

CSP-Conlutas national coordination met on July 5-7, 2019 in Sao Paulo. The struggle against the Social Security Reform, which is meant to smash pension rights of the working class, was the top priority. Another decision was to postpone their four-day national congress which is expected to happen between October 1st and...

Forecast for 2019

Well, there has not been a year starting like this for a long time.  The US government is in disarray.  The President of the Unites States starts the second half of his four-year term having lost his majority in the lower house of Congress to the Democrats in a heavy...

China: myths and reality

There is an interesting debate to the interior of Marxist tendencies on the current nature of the Chinese State. There are different points of view regarding this. However, the predominant idea is that in China, unlike in the former URSS, capitalism has not been restored, although deep pro-capitalist reforms...

Chinese government plans to fire 2 million workers

The Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, announced the government intention to drastically reduce the production of steel and coal by state owned enterprises at the end of the annual full meeting of the National People’s Congress. The decision was not taken by the legislature, but by the dictatorship...

Certainties and questions raised by China’s economic crisis – Part 1

"China’s economy is going through hard times. The most important expression of it has been the recent successive drops in the country's main stock markets (Shanghai and Shenzhen). It had previously manifested itself as a Real Estate crisis (with several unfinished projects and other finished ones that couldn't find...

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