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Dictatorship and defiance, two sides of today's China

The last week has seen two sides of today's China; the fake parliamentary facade of the CCP's dictatorship and the eloquent defiance of that dictatorship by the Hong Kong democracy activist, Chow Hang Read more...

中国:清零政策的终结

中国迅速放松疫情封控的直接原因是震撼全国的大规模抗议(白纸运动)。抗议活动也纠正了外人对中国的刻板印象,即认为中国人是永远只会服从共产党和没有思考能力的奴隶。

不过,党国最开始的反应是试图镇压抗议活动。出动训练有素和装备精良的防暴警察清楚地表明,该政权早就为对付这种抗议做好了准备。它知道维持统治需要镇压。 Read more...

China: the end of zero-Covid

The rapid relaxation of China's zero-covid lockdowns is a direct consequence of the mass protests that have shaken the country. Read more...

颜色革命、帝国主义和伊朗

本文将讨论2009年伊朗“绿色革命”的性质,帝国主义在该危机中的作用及列宁—托洛茨基主义对伊朗革命的战略。一些人认为,伊朗的抗议运动类似于乌克兰、格鲁吉亚和塞尔维亚发生的“颜色革命”。 即使对生活在伊朗的人来说,在如此复杂的局势中也没有什么是肯定的。但很明显,抗议活动——不管其最初的原因是什么,都拥有了自己的动力,并发展为了一场真正的群众民主运动。这是用社会主义介入当前斗争的起点。 Read more...

China: Mass protests begin to force concessions

The wave of mass protests across the whole of China has finally forced Xi Jinping to begin relaxing the strictest conditions of the Zero Covid policy. Read more...

中国:习近平在为一场暴风雨做准备

来自中国的头条新闻是,上周召开的中国共产党中央委员会全体会议通过了一份关于党的历史决议,习近平被赋予了与毛泽东和邓小平同等的地位。加上先前修宪取消了国家主席两届的任期限制,这种殊荣,至少在表面上,突显了习近平巩固了在党内的权力。 Read more...

China: Xi locks down the party

The Twentieth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, CCP, predictably, went according to plan. Well, almost. Read more...

Taiwan - a sign of the times

August 4, the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, might not seem an auspicious date for China to mobilise its forces to surround Taiwan. Read more...

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