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From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism
June 01, 2019

From Tiananmen to Today: The State of Chinese Activism

By Emile Dirks
30 years after Tiananmen, activism in China continues, though by necessity it has taken different forms.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sparks Debate Over China’s Long Working Hours
April 23, 2019

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sparks Debate Over China’s Long Working Hours

By Christopher Bodeen and Wang Shanshan
The long-held expectation of long hours and weekend work is now sparking a backlash.
A Slowing Chinese Economy Means More Instability
October 18, 2018

A Slowing Chinese Economy Means More Instability

By Tyler Headley
With economic headwinds, protests become more common. Even China is no exception.

No Place for Real Marxists in Communist China
October 06, 2018

No Place for Real Marxists in Communist China

By Palden Sonam
Students are finding out the hard way that there is a huge gap between pure Marxism and the Chinese brand.

Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters
August 28, 2018

Communist China’s Crackdown on Labor Protesters

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s rhetorical embrace of Marx hasn’t prevented the arrests of activists supporting an independent trade union.

China’s Forced Labor Problem
March 21, 2018

China’s Forced Labor Problem

By Peter Bengtsen
Forced labor in China receives remarkably little attention despite decades as the world’s factory floor.

As China's Economy Slows, Workers' Anger Soars
May 11, 2016

As China's Economy Slows, Workers' Anger Soars

By Cal Wong
As workers face layoffs and unpaid wages, they are increasingly taking to the streets.
Wal-Mart Uprising: The Battle for Labor Rights in China
November 14, 2015

Wal-Mart Uprising: The Battle for Labor Rights in China

By Linda van der Horst
Wal-Mart is the latest frontier in China's nascent labor rights movement.

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