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China Communist Party’s Congress – The Fix Is In, but….

After nearly a year when the planning for the country command succession was disturbed by an extraordinary string of scandals, the party leaders finally have announced the date of November 8th forthe opening of the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CCP). The scandals involved Bo...

The housing bubble of China begins to deflate

One of the main economic activities on which was based the investment plan of the Chinese Government to avoid the deepening of the crisis of 2007/2008 and allowing the maintenance of the pace of growth was the construction industry. In 2008/2009, the government invested into the economy US$586 billion,...

Communist Party of China is 90 years old: Nothing to celebrate

A very brief history  The Communist Party of China (CPC) is 90 years old. Founded in 1921, under the impact of the revolutionary wave caused by the Russian Revolution of 1917, it soon bureaucratized due to the dominance of the Kremlin bureaucracy headed by Stalin on the Comintern.  From 1925 to...

Capitalist super-exploitation: The ‘secret’ of the Chinese success

The recent workers’ conflicts at Honda and Foxconn show the secret of the “Chinese miracle”. The result of the return of capitalism in China is that, behind the country’s economic growth rates, there is a huge degradation of working conditions. Most Chinese workers survive with low wages and without basic rights. There...

Honda workers in China show the way

After two years of relative calm, the Chinese working class is reappearing in the news, with reports of strikes occurring on the Pearl River Delta, in southeast China. This region is home to one of the largest concentrations of manufacturing in the whole world.  The current Chinese economic growth...

Workers, unionists clash at Honda plant in Foshan

  Tempers at a key Honda component factory in Guangdong reached boiling point yesterday as workers and government-backed trade union staff clashed amid failure to persuade employees to return to work. Analysts said the incident showed that the lack of independent trade unions, which can truly represent workers' interests, could...

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