Category Archives: Texts

Review and interview: Li Minqi on the forthcoming collapse of China’s economy and the capitalist world system

Sozial.Geschichte Online published Ralf Ruckus’ review of Li’s last book and an interview with the author. Continue reading

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Interview on recent trends: Labor Struggles, Organizing, and Repression in China

The economic crisis and slowdown since the late 2000s has led to intensified social confrontations in China. This interview with a close observer of labor struggles sheds light on various aspects as the increasing numbers of conflicts, the organization, the role of NGOs, repression, and more. Continue reading

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Review and interview: Zhang Lu on exploitation and workers’ struggle in China’s auto industry

This piece by Ralf Ruckus was published by Sozial.Geschichte Online (#18, 2016). Continue reading

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Section: Factory Stories

We created a new section called “Factory Stories” under “Publications.” Continue reading

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Book: China on Strike

This is the English translation of a book that Hao Ren et al. published in China in 2011. Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Three Conflicts and One Talk

This worker’s story by Zaozao was published in Factory Stories #8 (special issue, November 2014). Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Getting through Security

This worker’s story by Zaozao was published in Factory Stories #8 (special issue, November 2014).
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Factory Stories: There is no such thing as fully used work time

This worker’s story by Zaozao was published in Factory Stories #8 (special issue, November 2014). Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Management in the Factory

This worker’s story by Mitu was published in Factory Stories #8 (special issue; November 2014).
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Factory Stories: Hire and Fire

This worker’s story by Ha Li was published in Factory Stories #3 (May 2012). Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Decoding “Short-Term Work”

This worker’s story by Wang Xiaolin was published in Factory Stories #3 (May 2012). Continue reading

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China Crash – The Faltering of Economic Transition

In this article Ralf Ruckus addresses the ongoing crisis in China. In days of panic selling and bursting bubbles, the Chinese stock markets appear to be a casino of roulette bets on future economic trends. Beyond the daily ups and downs of the stocks game, we can identify maneuvers of the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and other players, as well as long-term trends of Chinese capitalist development. Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Preface #1

We document the preface of the first edition of the magazine Factory Stories (in Chinese: 龙门阵 longmenzhen). It was distributed in January 2012. The whole list of translated Factory Stories can be found here. Continue reading

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Factory Stories: Looking back on twenty years in factories in Shenzhen

This worker’s story was written by Hao Ren and published in Factory Stories #1 (January 2012). Continue reading

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Factory Stories: One day

This worker’s story was written by “I love Cilantro” and published in Factory Stories #1 (January 2012). Continue reading

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