National Sections of the L5I:

China

China joins the World Trade Organisation

China's accession to WTO on November 11 is a symbolic recognition that capitalism holds sway in the country and the beginning of a new stage in the consolidation of business power. Read more...

Restoring capitalism: Planting the seeds of capitalism

How the Chinese Communist Party brought more market relations into the fields Read more...

Restoring capitalism: Enclaves of capitalism

The role of Special Export Zones in China Read more...

Restoring capitalism: The role of foreign investment in capitalist restoration

What is the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) on China's path to capitalism? Read more...

Rising protests form background to release of trade unionists

Chinese authorities have released Zhang Jingsheng and Li Wangyang, trade union organisers in Hunan province, who were jailed for their part in the 1989 workers' protests against the Tiananmen Massacre. Read more...

Restoring capitalism in China

At its Fifth Congress this summer, the LRCI concluded that capitalism had been restored in China by 1996 and that this was made possible by changes in the class character of the state in 1992. But why has the triumph of capitalism in China not been accompanied by the same political upheaval as in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union? Read more...

Restoring capitalism: Let a thousand enterprises bloom

How is capitalism growing in China? Read more...

Workers resist drive towards capitalism

Striking Chinese miners occupied a town and fought street battles with police for three days in February. The occupation of Yangjiazhangzi, in China's north eastern province of Liaoning, was only brought to an end after detachments of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) forced the 20,000 workers to retreat. Read more...

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