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| 6 Oct 2011 | 8
Occupy Wall Street protests in greater China

A group of several hundred individuals in Zhengzhou protested earlier today in support of Occupy Wall Street, I believe earning them the distinction of being the first public action in China related to the occupation. As far as I can tell, the event was related to a Maoist grouping, going by the signs and the rhetoric from the posting at Utopia. Can anyone else recall an international solidarity action in China in recent memory? I can’t. Well, maybe the aborted anti-war marches of 2003, but there was a great deal of expat involvement in those. Indeed, it’s so jarring that Western journalists have been forced to face up to their utter confusion about Chinese popular nationalism and left-wing groups and rhetoric. Quite rich to claim that if the people you report on on fail to fit into your narrative, it’s because they’re confused and muddled.

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| 2 Oct 2011 | 29
message from Chinese activists and academics in support of Occupy Wall Street

From the middle of September, a great “Wall Street Revolution” has broken out in the United States. This street revolution, going by the name of “Occupy Wall Street,” has already expanded to over 70 cities and countries in North America, Europe, and other areas. In their statement on “The Wall Street Revolution,” the American people have sworn that this demand for “a democratic country, not a corporate kingdom” mass democratic revolution must spread to every part of the world, and they will not rest until this goal is met. From the anti-capitalist demonstrations that began after the 2008 financial crisis, and which this year have spread across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and South America, this magnificent global mass democratic movement has finally spread to the center of capitalism’s financial empire-Wall Street.

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Lang Yan | 28 Dec 2010 | 0
China Strikes: Mapping labor unrest across China

China Strikes is a great new site that maps labor unrest across China. It is easy to add strike reports to the map, and anyone can do that.
About This Site:

The purpose of this site is to track strikes, protests and other collective actions by Chinese workers to defend their rights and interests. We hope that over time the site will serve as a resource to those wishing to better understand and support the labor movement in China.
The categories we use for strikes are based on the type of …

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Li Minqi | 19 Aug 2010 | 2
A video discussion with Li Minqi on recent Chinese strikes

The Real News Network interviews Li Minqi about Chinese workers’ strikes and the changing political economy of China.

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Chinese Workers Research Network | 30 Jun 2010 | 0
A Call on All-China Federation of Trade Unions to Speak and Act for Workers

The Honda workers in Foshan Guangdong could not stand the exploitation and oppression by foreign capital and waged a strike for a number of days in order to increase their wages and improve conditions for union organizing. This struggle demonstrates the heightened rights consciousness of “the new generation of migrant workers” and is a milestone in the history of worker struggles. But their struggle was waged under very difficult conditions.