Author Archives: gongchao

Documenting Mass Protest Incidents

For several years, the Blog News Worth Knowing or Wickedonna was a major source of information on mass protests in China before the people who ran it, Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu, were arrested in 2016. Lu Yuyu was released from prison this year, and Cao Yaxue wrote an interesting article on the project of documenting social protests in China: Documenting Mass Protest Incidents: The Extraordinary Story of Two Ordinary Chinese. Continue reading

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Webinar series by the Critical China Scholars

The Critical China Scholars have been organizing an interesting webinar series featuring left-wing perspectives on China with the next event coming up on October 28, 2020: https://criticalchinascholars.org/webinars. Continue reading

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Online Discussion Series in September 2020: China and the Left – Critical Analysis & Grassroots Activism

This online discussion series brings together activists and researchers with a left-wing perspective in order to shed more light on China’s changed role in the world as well as on the social conflicts and mobilizations in the country. It tries to instigate more direct exchanges and solidarity at the grassroots level between overseas initiatives and social struggles and activists in China. Continue reading

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Why China Is Capitalist

Eli Friedman wrote an interesting article for Spectre Journal on Why China Is Capitalist. Toward an anti-nationalist anti-imperialism. Continue reading

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Leninists in a Chinese Factory

Zhang Yueran wrote an article for the Made in China Journal website on the organizing attempts of Maoist students in the Jasic factory in Shenzhen: Leninists in a Chinese Factory. Reflections on the Jasic Labour Organising Strategy. Continue reading

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Interview on the Protest Movement in Hong Kong

This is an interview on the latest developments in Hong Kong, the protest movement, ‘Hong Kong identity,’ and more. The Italian version was published here. The interview was done by email with an activist who has been involved in social movements in Hong Kong for several years and has been part of the current movement from the start, with a left-wing standpoint and a critical view on some of the forms and aims of the movement. Continue reading

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The Communist Road to Capitalism

The book The Communist Road to Capitalism. How Social Unrest and Containment Have Pushed China’s (R)evolution since 1949 has just been announced and will be published by PM Press in October 2020. Continue reading

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Critical Perspectives on the “Jasic Movement” – Suitable tactics of intervention?

The blog nqch.org published a short summary of the “Jasic Movement,” the wave of repression that followed, and the debate among left-wing groups in China on the current state of class struggles and forms of labor support in China – as well as a list of selected articles on the “Jasic Movement” in English and Chinese: Critical Perspectives on the “Jasic Movement”. Continue reading

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Kritische Ansichten zur “Jasic-Bewegung” – Geeignete Taktik der Intervention?

Auf nqch.org erschien eine kurze Zusammenfassung der “Jasic-Bewegung”, der darauffolgenden Repressionswelle und der Debatte zwischen linken Gruppen in China über den gegenwärtigen Stand der Klassenkämpfe und Formen der Arbeiterunterstützung in China – sowie eine Liste ausgewählter Artikel zur “Jasic-Bewegung” in Deutsch, Englisch und Chinesisch: Kritische Ansichten zur “Jasic-Bewegung”. Continue reading

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“Jasic Movement” Debate – Chris Chan: Student activists who intervene in factories should adjust their steps once more

This interview with Chris Chan on the “Jasic Movement” was conducted on May 22, 2019, at the Chinese University Hong Kong and published in Chinese by reignitepress.com. Continue reading

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