On February 22, the Chinese government shut down the China Workers' Website and Discussion Lists, a website that allowed Chinese workers and farmers to discuss their struggles and the problems they face. The developments and changes in China are of extreme significance for workers and youth of the whole world and in this regard, this interview, conducted by Stephen Philion for the Monthly
Review Magazine, is extremely interesting and important, and provides an insight into the conditions of the Chinese workers, youth and peasants.
We are publishing an exchange of
letters between a Chinese Communist, RY, and Fred Weston of the
Marxist.com Editorial Board. They give an insight to the problems
that many genuine Chinese Communists are facing, as China moves
further and further down the road of capitalism.
Since the era of Deng Xiaoping China has been moving ever closer to capitalism. What started as an attempt to use market criteria to push forward economic growth within the context of an economy still dominated by the public sector, took on a momentum of its own. Now we have capitalist relations dominating. This article was first published in Italian in the Marxist journal FalceMartello.