Feminist folk in China

Feminist folk in China

An all-woman band is using music to challenge China’s rum treatment of women migrant workers, writes Lydia Noon.

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
A Black Friday scene in the US.

The dark side of Christmas: the impact on sweatshops

It’s not elves, but underpaid Chinese workers working around the clock that will enable you to unwrap your presents, writes Amoge Ukaegbu.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Preparing for conflict: guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell patrolling in the South China Sea earlier this year.

The coming war on China

A major US military build-up – including nuclear weapons – is under way in Asia and the Pacific with the purpose of confronting China. John Pilger raises the alarm on an under-reported and dangerous provocation.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
Migrant workers join Hong Kong dockworkers in a protest for better working conditions. Though Hong Kong has more progressive labour laws than China, trade unionists still face discrimination and there is no law protecting the right to collective bargaining.

Taking matters into their own hands

Labour rights in post-socialist countries such as Russia, China and Vietnam are being fought for from outside, not within, official trade unions. Tim Pringle reports.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Mr. Chak Kineesee, Program and Outreach Director at the Mekong School for Local Knowledge.

The Mekong River is not for sale!

The landscape, and the local peoples’ livelihood, have irrevocably changed, Gary Wockner reports in this photo essay.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
Torture tactics in Tibet

Torture tactics in Tibet

Emily Korstanje reports on China's treatment of political prisoners.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
China in their hands: hundreds in Yunnan province protest against a refinery.

China's climate transition

Is the world's most populous country a climate villain or an environmental leader? Sam Geall investigates.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015

Shadow over China

Jack Rasmus reports on the world's creditor, increasingly engulfed by 'shadow' banks.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

And finally... Xiaolu Guo

The award-winning novelist and film director tells Graeme Green about growing up in rural China, freedom, censorship and loneliness.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Village schoolchildren heading home for lunch in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Country Profile: China

China is making a great leap forward, but there are winners and losers.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013

Laying into the poor

From the US to China, Owen Jones documents how the demonization of the have-nots is going global.

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NI 459 - The feral rich - January, 2013

Is China good for Africa?

Writer and activist Firoze Manji and professor Stephen Chan go head-to-head.

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NI 456 - Youth rising - October, 2012
Last resort: Tibetan exile Jampa Yeshi sets himself on fire in protest at a visit to New Delhi of Chinese president Hu Jintao in March.

Heroism or desperation?

Self-immolation by Tibetan protesters is becoming an all-too-familiar sight. Dibyesh Anand considers the reasons why.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012

Coal? No thanks

In China large protests are taking place against coal pollution, writes Dinah Gardner

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Since the death of Steve Jobs, allegations have surfaced accusing Apple of exploiting it's workers.

The unpalatable reality of working for Apple

A fresh wave of reports unveiling exploitation in the iPad empire are forcing Apple to clean up up its act, reports Mark Engler.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
SUN Ji: “Memory City I #2” (2005) Pigment print on fine art paper. 75.5cm x 50cm - Edition of
10; 120cm x 80cm– Edition of 10.

Southern Exposure

Chinese artist Sun Ji blends past and present Shanghai in his photo collages.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

Whose miracle?

An epic migration to the cities has been responsible for China’s turbocharged economic performance. But, as Richard Swift explains, the cost for many workers has been too great and they refuse to be quiet any longer.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Honda workers demand better pay and democratic unions: 500 striking autoworkers sparked a strike wave that shook south China in the summer of 2010.

Hard road to justice

Three personal stories of the battles being fought for workers’ rights.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Death at Foxconn: Ma Zishan mourns his son Ma Xiangqian, the tenth protest suicide against draconian management at the south China electronics firm. The suicides continue.

iSlave

Electronics giant Foxconn employs over a million people in China – in conditions that drive them to despair, reports Jenny Chan.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
On your bike: Specialist hand-filing of high-end bikes may have to give way to robotic production-line bike manufacturing in North America.

Wheel back the factories

Chinese investors may bring manufacturing back to the West, discovers Libby Tucker.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
A man in Shanxi province rides past the communist dynasty of leaders (clockwise from top) Mao Zedong, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Deng Xiaoping.

The next dynasty

Resource wars? Climate armageddon? What business-as-usual in China will mean for the rest of the world.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009
Stacking up the yuan: At the end of September 2008, the savings of Chinese people ($2.92 trillion) outstripped their loans almost 6 to 1.

The yuan plays the dollar

Egyptian economist Gouda Abdel-Khalek talks with Rowenna Davis about China’s political plays in the Middle East.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009

Hu’s who

A guide to who’s running the show in China.

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NI 423 - China in charge - June, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Homelessness June, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
The politics of language loss June, 2014
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
The feral rich January, 2013
Youth rising October, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China in charge June, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
China in charge June, 2009
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