National Sections of the L5I:

Asia-Pacific

Indonesia 1965 - The road to a bloodbath

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Indonesian counter-revolution, we reproduce here an account of that period first published in 1998 after the downfall of President Suharto, who led that Read more...

China: Devaluation promoting global instability

Five weeks after the government intervened to prop up prices on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, share prices are still showing great volatility. Read more...

China: Free market not going according to plan

The volatility of the Chinese stock markets in the last week is symptomatic of the problems facing President Xi Jinping's economic strategy. Read more...

Hong Kong: Electoral “reform” law defeated in Legislative Council

In December, Hong Kong police cleared the street occupations which were protesting against proposed legislation that would effectively allow Beijing to veto candidates for the post of Chief Executive. Read more...

55 Days in Hong Kong

Hong Kong: Two Systems, One Dictatorship

Hong Kong has not seen anything like it since the British authorities crushed demonstrations in 1967. Read more...

The Tiananmen Massacre - 25 years on

The massacre that took place in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4th 1989 was a turning point not only for China but for the whole world. Read more...

Cambodia: Textile boom and mass strikes