Will China Push the Global Economy Like Ten Years Ago? Maybe Not

[Deutsch | English] – This is the translation of an article by Ralf Ruckus which appeared in the Swiss weekly WOZ on September 3, 2020. It describes the economic crisis that followed the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in China and elsewhere and discusses differences between the current slump and the crisis after 2007 – namely the different position China has today in the global economy and the intensified confrontation with the US regime.

Online Discussion Series: China and the Left

[English] – The online discussion series "China and the Left – Critical Analysis & Grassroots Activism" brings together activists and researchers with a left-wing perspective in order to shed more light on China’s changed role in the world as well as on the social conflicts and mobilizations in the country. The four events in September 2020 cover the topics EU-China-relations, the Hong Kong protest movement, feminism and queer activism, and recent labor unrest and organizing in China. For details and registration see this gongchao-page.

Sicherheitsgesetz gegen den Stachel im Fleisch

[deutsch] – Mit ihrem harten Vorgehen in Hongkong gefährdet Chinas Regierung eines ihrer wichtigsten Finanzzentren. Anders als früher scheint sie das in Kauf zu nehmen – die innenpolitische Stabilität ist ihr wichtiger. Artikel von Ralf Ruckus in der WOZ vom 9. Juli 2020: https://www.woz.ch/2028/chinas-hongkong-politik/wie-ein-stachel-im-fleisch

Sciopero delle nascite contro le politiche demografiche della Cina

[deutsch | english | italiano | português] – Questo articolo sulle politiche demografiche della Cina e sul rifiuto delle donne di servire da macchine procreatrici per il programma di sviluppo del PCC è apparso per la prima volta sul settimanale svizzero WOZ in tedesco il 23 gennaio 2020. Nel frattempo, la “Corona crisi" ha colpito (non solo) la Cina, e non è chiaro se l’abolizione ufficiale delle limitazioni alle nascite avverrà quest'anno. La lotta delle donne contro le politiche demografiche dello Stato e per un maggiore controllo sulla loro vita è ancora in corso e potrebbe addirittura intensificarsi di fronte a un'ulteriore interferenza dello Stato nella vita personale delle persone.

Greve de nascimentos contra as políticas populacionais da China

[deutsch | english | italiano | português] – Este artigo sobre as políticas populacionais da China e a recusa das mulheres em serem máquinas de parir para o programa de desenvolvimento do PCCh [Partido Comunista da China] apareceu pela primeira vez no hebdomadário suíço WOZ na Alemanha em 23 de janeiro de 2020. Nesse meio tempo, a “crise do coronavírus” atingiu (não apenas) a China, e não é suficientemente claro se a política oficial de limite aos nascimentos vai ser derrubada este ano. A luta das mulheres contra as políticas populacionais do Estado e por mais controle sobre suas vidas continua e pode inclusive se intensificar frente ao aumento da interferência estatal na vida das pessoas: https://passapalavra.info/2020/04/131292/

Birth Strike against China’s Population Policies

[deutsch | english | italiano | português] – This article on China’s population policies and women’s refusal to serve as birth machines for the CCP’s development program first appeared in the Swiss weekly WOZ in German on January 23, 2020. Meanwhile, the ‘coronacrisis’ has hit (not just) China, and it is unclear whether the scraping of official birth limits will happen this year. The women’s struggle against the state’s populations policies and for more control over their lives is still on and might even intensify in the face of even more state interference into people’s personal lives.

China: Gebärstreik und Widerstand

[deutsch | english | italiano | português] – Das chinesische Regime versucht, eine demografische Krise abzuwenden, und ruft die Frauen im Land zum Kinderkriegen auf. Bisher ohne Erfolg. Denn die patriarchale Familienordnung gerät zunehmend in die Kritik. Ein Artikel von Ralf Ruckus zur Bevölkerungspolitik in China, erschienen in der WOZ: https://www.woz.ch/2004/bevoelkerungspolitik-in-china/gebaerstreik-und-widerstand.