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China announces its entry to the club of countries in crisis

The instability of China's major stock exchanges (Shanghai and Shenzhen) seems to have no end. After the fall of 32% in just 17 ​​days in June and July, August 24 was marked as the biggest drop of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (8.5%) in one day since 2007, when...

The fall of stock exchanges deepens contradictions of economy

After 12 months of uninterrupted boom of the main Chinese stock exchanges (Shanghai and Shenzhen), that appreciated 147%, it plummeted in only 17 days (between June 12 and July 9) causing a loss of 32%, equivalent to US$ 1.3 trillion on the Shanghai stock exchange, an amount close...

Decreasing of China’s growth is followed by an increase in working class struggles

The expectations were high when the Chinese government announced on April 14 the 2015 first-quarter growth figures of the country. Governments and banks around the world wanted to know if the reduction in the growth of the Chinese economy, expressed by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be...

Occupation in Hong Kong is reduced, but impasse continues

The occupation of downtown Hong Kong is drastically reduced and the opening of negotiations with the government remains uncertain. After the increase of popular participation in the last weekend (October, 4 and 5) which reached about 200 thousand people at peak times, the occupation of Hong Kong central areas...

Hong Kong government demands the end of occupation and threatens with repression

Protests in Hong Kong must end by Monday morning, threatened the chief executive. The Hong Kong Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, who refused to resign after a demand made by the Federation of Students, made ​​a televised address on Saturday, 4/10, claiming to be urgent that all entrances to government...

The Youth in Hong Kong challenge the Chinese dictatorship

University students boycott classes for a week and occupy the streets of the financial center (known as Central) of Hong Kong to demand democratic elections in 2017. Hong Kong, a Chinese "protectorate", lives days of tension and a lot of demonstrations since a group of pro-democracy activists launched the...

25 years after the Tiannamen massacre

In the late 1980s China lived a sprint in the capitalist market reforms that the Stalinist party, led by Deng Xiaoping, carried forward from 1979 .  The right to strike had been removed; the power of the managers of state owned enterprises had been extraordinarily strengthened; the creation of...

Linked Arms, idle machines

Linked Arms, idle machines. This scenario seems to have returned with more force this year to China, where the reduction in economic growth is already evident. Two strikes drew the attention of the media around the world, deserving subjects featured in Bloomberg and Financial Times websites at least. Strike...

Trotsky in China

This article was published in the January 2014 issue of the News China magazine. Trotsky’s Views was openly published in China in 1980, two years after the country embarked on its ongoing experiment with Reform and Opening-up, and 40 years after Leon Trotsky, who remains one of the world’s most contentious...

Congress of the CPC is unable to come up with solutions within the boundaries of the regime

The XVIII Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held between 8 and 14 November of last year and, as we had stated, it brought no news. They approved the report with the analysis of the 5-year period since the previous congress, presented by the Secretary...

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