Millions of workers in China are "illegal" in their own country; they are the migrant workers without a permit to leave the rural areas. But the poverty of their condition forces them into the cities where they are terribly exploited.
A brief comment on the different historical periods China has been
through since the early 20th Century, from the founding of the
Chinese Communist Party by genuine Marxists to the present-day transition to
commentators have shed crocodile tears over the plight of the Tibetan people.
But interestingly apart from a lot of talk they are doing very little. China is
too important a trading partner to upset the cart too much. Here we look at the
historical background to the situation in Tibet and how it relates to the
growing contradictions within Chinese society as a whole.