- Category: Occupy
- Created on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 07:37
- Written by kasama
From the China Study Group. Thanks to Red Flags for the heads up.
A group of several hundred individuals in Zhengzhou protested earlier today in support of Occupy Wall Street, I believe earning them the distinction of being the first public action in China related to the occupation.
As far as I can tell, the event was related to a Maoist grouping, going by the signs and the rhetoric from the posting at Utopia.
Can anyone else recall an international solidarity action in China in recent memory? I can’t.
Well, maybe the aborted anti-war marches of 2003, but there was a great deal of expat involvement in those. Indeed, it’s so jarring that Western journalists have been forced to face up to their utter confusion about Chinese popular nationalism and left-wing groups and rhetoric. Quite rich to claim that if the people you report on on fail to fit into your narrative, it’s because they’re confused and muddled.
There was also an action in Hong Kong on October 5th led by the group Socialist Action, a Trotskyist organisation. Several dozen Hong Kong youth protested outside the stock exchange and US consulate. China Worker has an in-depth article on the event in English.