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Trump’s executive order confirms US State Department has trained the Hong Kong police

An executive order by US President Donald Trump has shed light upon the extent of the United States’ collaboration with the Hong Kong government — including that the State Department has been training the Hong Kong Police Force and other Hong Kong security officers for years. This article was originally published by Lausan, and is available in Chinese here.

‘Revolution everywhere’: A conversation between Hong Kong and Lebanese protesters

In 2019, simultaneous uprisings in Hong Kong and Lebanon led activists, organizers, and writers from these two locales to engage with and think about each other’s struggles. Lausan spoke to Lebanese activist, writer, and scholar Joey Ayoub about the ongoing protests, the resonances between our respective sites of struggle, and the possibilities for transnational solidarity. This article was originally published by Lausan, and is available in Chinese here.

Against emergency: The interlinked struggles in Hong Kong and the Philippines

States around the world are criminalizing dissent in response to a global and ongoing wave of uprisings.

Chen Jiongming: Anarchism and the Federalist State

An article examining the connections between Chen Jiongming and the Chinese anarchist movement in the wake of the Xinhai revolution.

The Corona crisis - A letter from China

The Perils of Borrowing Someone Else’s Spectacles

Dragon

Intakes: Chuǎng's critique of Aufheben articles on China and Aufheben's response.

Capitalism under the Red Banner: Seventy Years of the People's Republic of China

Seventy years ago, on 1 October 1949, the People's Republic of China was proclaimed by Mao. Here we reproduce an article which originally appeared in Communist Review 8 (January 1990), published by the ICT (or IBRP as it was then) in the aftermath of the suppression of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Protests in HK: a talk with the 'Workers Group'

The following interview was made over internet during the month of August. Comrades from different countries – some Bad Kids of the World – made questions about the anti-extradition movement to the Workers Group, a proletarian collective based in Hong Kong. We want to understand how the mass protests relates to the broader context of class struggle in the region. The text is being published simultaneously in English, French and Portuguese.

Class Struggle in China

The role of China in the imperialist pecking order has been covered many times on our website (leftcom.org). Here we deal with China’s evolution from a largely agrarian society to an industrial powerhouse which has also created the world’s largest working class – and what comes with that is, of course, simmering class conflict.