Can we please have an adult conversation about China? / by Vijay Prashad

Wang Bingxiu of the Shuanglang Farmer Painting Club (Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, China), Untitled, 2018. Originally published here: https://thetricontinental.org/newsletterissue/china-information-war/ Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. As the U.S. legislative leader Nancy Pelosi swept into Taipei, people around the world held their breath. Her visit was an act of provocation. In December 1978, theContinue reading “Can we please have an adult conversation about China? / by Vijay Prashad”

OHCHR report on Xinjiang is a patchwork of disinformation and Cold War propaganda / by Friends of Socialist China

Just three months ago, UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet was subjected to relentless criticism in the West when, having visited Xinjiang, she failed to find evidence supporting the hysterical slander about a genocide against Uyghur Muslims. It is very unfortunate that she has, just hours before the end of her tenure, succumbed to USContinue reading “OHCHR report on Xinjiang is a patchwork of disinformation and Cold War propaganda / by Friends of Socialist China”

Is China headed for a crash? / by Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts on the latest batch of critiques on China’s economic progress Once again, Western ‘experts’ are predicting a financial crash in China. “China is flailing,” says one commentator; another says “a debt bomb is about to explode.” These would-be Cassandras reckon China’s demise will be driven by the bursting of the property bubble, excessive debt andContinue reading “Is China headed for a crash? / by Michael Roberts”

China tells U.S. that ‘slogans aren’t enough’ in the climate change fight / by Morning Star

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told the U.S. that ‘slogans aren’t enough’ when it comes to climate change. | Liu Zheng / AP China warned the U.S. that “slogans aren’t enough,” calling on the country to abide by its international commitments on climate change following a Supreme Court ruling. “It is not enough toContinue reading “China tells U.S. that ‘slogans aren’t enough’ in the climate change fight / by Morning Star”

We Need Solidarity With Chinese Workers — Not Trade Tariffs / by Gerard Di Trolio

Chinese workers produce desks for export in Nantong, Jiangsu. (STR/AFP via Getty Images) Donald Trump’s trade war with China was never about helping American workers. The US labor movement needs to reject trade tariffs and stand up for international solidarity among workers everywhere. With inflation on the rise and the Democrats’ dismal polling numbers goingContinue reading “We Need Solidarity With Chinese Workers — Not Trade Tariffs / by Gerard Di Trolio”

The United States contests the Chinese Belt and Road with a private corporation / by Vijay Prashad

Joe Biden at the G7 Summit. At the G7 Summit in Germany, on June 26, 2022, US President Joe Biden made a pledge to raise $200 billion within the United States for global infrastructure spending. It was made clear that this new G7 project—the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII)—was intended to counter the Chinese BeltContinue reading “The United States contests the Chinese Belt and Road with a private corporation / by Vijay Prashad”

Opinion: Is US dangling another carrot to attack China?: Global Times editorial / by Global Times

US President Joe Biden (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the G7 Summit on June 27, 2022 at Elmau Castle, southern Germany.Photo: AFP A corner of US’ “toughest playbook on how to tackle China” was unveiled. During the G7 summit on Sunday, US President Joe Biden said: “Collectively, we aim to mobilize nearly $600Continue reading “Opinion: Is US dangling another carrot to attack China?: Global Times editorial / by Global Times”

US wants to surround China with missiles – but can’t find Asian country to host them / by Benjamin Norton

US Army ballistic missiles The United States plans to spend billions of dollars to surround China with missiles. But a US military-sponsored study concluded its Pacific allies South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Australia are unlikely to host the offensive weapons. The United States plans to spend tens of billions of dollars to surroundContinue reading “US wants to surround China with missiles – but can’t find Asian country to host them / by Benjamin Norton”

How China strengthened food security and fought poverty with state-funded cooperatives / by Joe Sholten

The world faces a food crisis due to war, sanctions, and inflation. China has shown how to strengthen food sovereignty, while fighting poverty, with state-funded agricultural cooperatives, government crackdown on waste, and investment in technology. The Covid-19 pandemic, the ensuing supply-chain crisis, and high rates of inflation around the world have led to rising foodContinue reading “How China strengthened food security and fought poverty with state-funded cooperatives / by Joe Sholten”

Communist Youth League of China marks centenary year / by Zhang Yi

Medical workers from Wuhan, Hubei province, pose for a group photo at the makeshift hospital in the Shanghai New International Expo Center on Wednesday. The medics, mostly young people, were sent to Shanghai to help in the battle against its latest COVID-19 outbreak. ZHU XINGXIN/CHINA DAILY Cradle of young progressives still serves to inspire today’s generationContinue reading “Communist Youth League of China marks centenary year / by Zhang Yi”