Political Economy

Why do we need to oppose the TPP?

 Felix, Globalisation Monitor The accomplishment of the TPP negotiation in October has become a big issue in China, but the majority of the comments are either from the neoliberals or the Chinese nationalists. This article tries to inspire some left-wing voices on this topic in the Chinese-speaking world. We are firmly against the TPP and the imperialist agenda behind it, but we don’t support the similar free trade frameworks dominated by China either. This article gives reasons why TPP must be opposed but does not address all the problematic ideas that have emerged in China so far. Therefore, this is only the first of a series of planned articles, through which we hope to win more people to internationalism and class politics. The article is only available in Chinese.

An Explosion of Bureaucratic Capital ---- On the Tianjin Blast

(Photo:BBC)   “Many intermediary organizations are either government-run, semi-government-run, or joint ventures of the government and private sector.    Au Loong Yu   On the 19th August, 2015, the Xinhua News Agency released an interesting report on last week’s Tianjin Ruihai International Logistics storage explosion.

Villagers, county official beaten by 300 railway workers when resisting land grab

  Global Times | 2013-4-17 1:03:03 By Global Times

Behind the statistics, trouble looms in China’s export belt

carolynne wheeler http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/daily-mix/article2140158.ece BEIJING— Globe and Mail Blog Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:33AM EDT With growth still hovering around 9 per cent and a trade surplus last month at its highest point in more than two years, China appears to be well-positioned to weather the threat to its export industry from another economic slowdown abroad. But tell that to factory owners in Dongguan, the third-largest city in China’s southern Guangdong province, and a major hub of manufacturing. Reports in two leading Chinese media outlets this week have chronicled closings and relocations of some of Dongguan’s most reliable industries, including shoe manufacturers, toy makers and textile factories.

China’s wage growth overestimated: Experts

By Chen Xin (China Daily)Updated: 2010-12-16 08:26 The country's 2008 and 2009 wage growth may have been overestimated, a senior economist with the International Labor Office (ILO) said on Wednesday. China has surpassed many countries in wage increases since the financial crisis caused some countries to experience negative growth, a new ILO wage report said.

“European Companies Lobbying in China and Chinese Reponses”

“For labor unionists, activists, scholars and advocates who are outside of China -- but deeply interested in what happens inside China -- the process of going beneath the surface of things is very daunting. In the last three decades capitalists have made themselves at home in China and, along with international finance and trade envoys, political representatives and their allies within academia, think tanks, media and public relations, they have burrowed into Chinese government and business elites to powerfully advance their own interests.

The Games Behind the Giant City and Express Railway

In this article, Lau Yu-fan analyses the relationship betwe

Social Security: Crisis and Solutions

In this feature of Worlds of Labour website, we invited activists from Germany, UK and China (Hong Kong) to illustrate and comment the changes of social security systems in their own countries and region. They point out the existing problems and proposes improvements.   Previous Special Reports

Development of China's social security reform - an interview with Dr. Mok Tai Kay

It is an interview record between Mr. Leung Po Lam, the chairperson of Hong Kong Social Security Society and Dr. Mok Tai Kay, the former director of Social Work Department at Hong Kong Baptist University. China's draft law of social security was finally approved at the 12th meeting of the General Committee of the National People's Congress. It is expected that the draft law will be finalized by the end of this year. The Worlds of Labour invited Dr.
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