What might “Globalisation 2.0”mean for the Environment? Why China’s One Belt, One Road is a cause for concern.

Robin Lee   Since China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) development strategy was first proposed in late 2013, it has increasingly attracted world attention as more and more countries have signed various cooperation agreements with China related to the project[1]. … Continue reading What might “Globalisation 2.0”mean for the Environment? Why China’s One Belt, One Road is a cause for concern.

What’s happening at Pakistan’s Gwadar port?

Zofeen T. Ebrahim

A stray dog snoozes under a red boat lying next to a rickety tea shop on the quay at Sur Bandar, where a few dozen small boats are bobbing in the Arabian Sea. The water is clear and a school of fish is swimming near the shore. The fishermen gather and chat over cups of a strong, sweet concoction they call “doodh-patti”, as they watch the world go by. I ask some if they have heard of the much-touted China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), but they shake their heads. Continue reading What’s happening at Pakistan’s Gwadar port?

China’s Ancient Labor Party

Au Loong-yu

BY “CHINA’S ANCIENT Labor Party” I am referring to Mozi and his group. Although his group disappeared entirely from history at the latest during the end of the Warring State period (475-221 BC), his book, also called Mozi, although largely forgotten was able to survive through millennia. He was an outstanding thinker and what is more a militant, grounded on a well-defined program, who fought on behalf of the toilers in ancient China. Continue reading China’s Ancient Labor Party

On the 20th Anniversary of the Handover: An interview with Au Loong-yu on the current political situation in Hong Kong.

Robin Lee interviews Au Loong-Yu, a long term activist, writer and member of the Pioneer, a Hong Kong socialist organisation, about the political situation in Hong Kong twenty years after Hong Kong’s reunification with China. Continue reading On the 20th Anniversary of the Handover: An interview with Au Loong-yu on the current political situation in Hong Kong.

The Guangzhou Students in the 1989 Democratic Movement — A Personal Account

Shang Ji De

 (Please note that this translation is an abridged version of the Chinese original)

Since the Umbrella Movement, it has been fashionable for many young people in Hong Kong to be ‘anti-China’. In fact the 1989 democratic movement is worthy of attention even for those who advocate the division of China and Hong Kong—the independent autonomous students’ organisations at China’s higher education institutes, such as the Beijing Students’ Autonomous Federation, were organisations that flourished during the 1989 democracy movement. Continue reading The Guangzhou Students in the 1989 Democratic Movement — A Personal Account