IBM and Volvo plan to set up trade unions in China

Xinhua article BEIJING, Sept. 20 — Software giant IBM and Swedish automaker Volvo are among the latest batch of Fortune 500 companies doing business in China that plan to set up trade unions in the country, a senior union official said on Friday. Yang Honglin, head of the grassroots organizations and capacity building department of the … [Read more…]

Speech by Harpal Brar at HoC launch meeting

You have received communication from the organisers of the meeting who happen to be the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist). We are trying to start an organisation called Hands Off China and you have received from us a communication as to why we want to start that. China has done no harm to anybody. … [Read more…]

Speech by Jack Shapiro at HoC launch meeting

In my student days, Japan invaded China. The terrible scenes described in the newspapers aroused my interest and indignation. Soon after, Lady Cripps, the wife of Sir Stafford Cripps, launched a campaign which raised the slogan ‘Hands off China!’ I understood that the struggle against Japanese imperialism being led by the Chinese Communist Party was … [Read more…]

Speech by Keith Bennett at HoC launch meeting

When the Communist Party of China came to power in 1949, China, despite its splendid and ancient culture and civilisation, was one of the poorest and most wretched societies on earth. Millions perished from starvation, life expectancy was in the low 30s, illiteracy and disease were all pervasive, women were subjected to excruciatingly painful foot … [Read more…]

Leaflet: Reasons to support China

Download leaflet in PDF format Socialist and anti-imperialist states have always been subjected to slanders and accusations by the imperialist press and academia. The endless clamour about ‘human rights abuses’ is a tired old technique for deceiving people. As Malcolm X once said: “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people … [Read more…]

Remains of Hua Guofeng cremated

Xinhua article BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — Hua Guofeng, a former leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was cremated at Beijing’s Babaoshan cemetery on Sunday. President and Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee General Secretary Hu Jintao and his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, sent their condolences on his passing. In addition to Hu, … [Read more…]