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Asia-Pacific

Wahid fights for his survival

President Abdurrahman Wahid's position was shaken after the Indonesian Parliament voted 393 to four to censure him for his involvement in two corruption scandals. Read more...

Army and police collude in massacre of Madurese

A week of horrific ethnic clashes occurred in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan at the end of Read more...

Parliamentary crisis heading to a climax

The decision of the Indonesian parliament at the end of May to censure President Abdurrahman Wahid for a third time opens the way for his removal. 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...

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