China sex workers 'abused by police'


China in Revolt

Issue 7-8: EmancipationEssays by Eli Friedman

Socialist China Should Demand Press Freedom

"Common Sense" Editorial Group This article by Chinese students argues that since Marx and Engels came out in defense of freedom of speech in 1848, a socialist country should therefore guarantee freedom of speech. The incident of Nanfang Weekly reporters coming out in defense of their right to publish reports without censorship is worthy of attention because it is the first time, since 1989, that people within the establishment have demanded press freedom and the first time that ordinary people and students have publicly supported that political demand.


 AFPMarch 14, 2011, 7:59 am   AFP ©Enlarge photo BEIJING (AFP) - Police in China have arrested and charged more activists with subversion, rights groups say, as online calls Sunday urged Chinese to join anti-government rallies for the fourth week running. Guo Weidong, 38, was charged with "inciting subversion" Friday after he posted Internet calls for protesters to attend rallies marking the "Jasmine revolution," the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in China said.

China police stop spread of Egypt news: activist

 (AFP) – 2 days ago BEIJING — Police in southwest China have barred activists from distributing leaflets about anti-government protests in Egypt and Tunisia, deeming the news too sensitive, one dissident said Wednesday. Activists in Guizhou province tried to hand out information about the demonstrations over the weekend, but police told them this was an "unusual period" and gave them 3,000 yuan ($450) to stop, Chen Xi told AFP.

The Games Behind the Giant City and Express Railway

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

Book review: Karl Marx in Beijing

Source: "International Socialism", Issue: 123, 25 June 09 By Jeong Seong-jinGiovanni Arrighi, Adam Smith in Beijing (Verso, 2007), £14.99Translation by Owen Miller The following review was written by Jeong Seong-jin, professor of economics at Gyeongsang National University, South Korea. Professor Jeong is the author of a number of books in Korean, including Marx and the Korean Economy and Marx and Trotsky. He is also co-editor of the English-language volume Marxist Perspectives on South Korea in the Global Economy (Ashgate, 2007), editor of the bilingual journal Marxism21 and translator (into Korean) of An Anticapitalist Manifesto and The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx by Alex Callinicos.

China: End of a Model -- Or the Birth of a New One?

By Au Loong Yu (Author’s note: This article was first published in the summer issue 2009 of the US journal New Politics. This slightly revised version corrected two translation mistakes and a minor error in the footnotes. September 3, 2009.) China’s thirty years of nearly uninterrupted high growth has encountered great challenge as global economic crisis has hit China’s export hard. Since China’s trade as a percentage of GDP is as high as 70%, the export-led growth mode has practically ended. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is aware of this. Back in April 2008 President Hu Jintao spoke of the need to change the mode of development from export-led growth to domestic-led growth by expanding domestic demand. In November the 4 trillion RMB of rescue package followed. The economy is slowing down, and the target of the rescue package at “Baoba,” or keeping the growth rate at 8 percent, is hard to achieve. Nevertheless, with a slower growth rate of 5-6 percent, which most commentators are speculating, is still outstanding when the US and EU are sinking further into deep recession. The global downturn on one hand and China’s relative strength in containing the crisis on the other makes the topic “the rise of China” more heated than ever.
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