Anita Chan’s, The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime, is an important recent article that discusses the role of labour Non-governmental organisations (LNGOs) in China and how their relationships with workers have changed over the past three decades. Chan explains how in a situation where the party-state’s All-China Federation of Trade Unions has hardly changed its function, and continues to work with government and management, the role of LNGOs as an alternative in assisting workers’ labour protection has moved from one of dependency to one of a more equal partnership with Hong Kong LNGOs and overseas funders. Moreover, despite the increasingly repressive political environment, as signified by the series of crackdowns on NGO activists, as well as the implementation of the Overseas NGO Management Law in 2017, some workers have been more successful with autonomous organizing. Continue reading The Relationship between Labour NGOs and Chinese Workers in an Authoritarian Regime
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(The Chinese version of this article was first published in Ming Pao Daily, 27th March 2018. Professor Dic Lo teaches at SOAS, University of London)
In his article, which was published in Ming Pao on March 2nd, Professor Dic Lo mentions the “People’s Forum on One Belt, One Road (OBOR) and BRICS” that was held in September last year. As one of the organizers of the forum, I think I should respond to his opinion. Continue reading Discussing the Nature of the Chinese State with Professor Dic Lo
Qian Benli In today’s China, for those who are not members of the ruling class, the trend is increasingly turning in a shitty direction. Never mind that all of the Party-controlled media apparatus is working its fingers to the bone … Continue reading It’s a dark era, but we should not despair
Shaun King (The original article was published in “The Intercept_”.) I OFTEN LIKE to say that it’s hard to know and understand the gravity and importance of a moment in history while you are in it. We are in a moment … Continue reading The Assassination of Human Rights Activist Marielle Franco Was a Huge Loss for Brazil — and the World
“There is no time limit on loving you”: Male students from Tsinghua Law School borrow metaphors about love for girls to mock the revision to the constitution, students’ banners soon get removed. Continue reading Students borrow metaphors about love for girls to mock the revision to the constitution
Globalization Monitor Research Team March 2017 As China seeks to expand its influence and investments overseas, Venezuela represents another cautionary tale that highlights some of the limits and problems of these expansion plans. Over the last ten years, Venezuela has … Continue reading Chinese lending and the Venezuelan crisis.