Imperialism and Taiwan / by Graham Harrington

Originally published in Socialist Voice on September 5, 2022 The recent visit of the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to Taiwan has sharply increased the prospect of war in the region. The Chinese government and people strongly believe Taiwan to be their territory; and the no. 3 official in the U.S.Continue reading “Imperialism and Taiwan / by Graham Harrington”

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”

China Cuts Off Military, Climate Ties With US Over ‘Egregious Provocation’ by Pelosi / by Jon Queally

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (R) visits Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park in New Taipei, Taiwan on August 3, 2022. (Photo: Taiwanese MFA/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) “Way to go, ⁦Speaker Pelosi,” said one critic. “Your visit to Taiwan really helped global cooperation on critical issues like the environment. Not.” The Chinese government on Friday escalatedContinue reading “China Cuts Off Military, Climate Ties With US Over ‘Egregious Provocation’ by Pelosi / by Jon Queally”

Opinion: Pelosi provocation over Taiwan leads US, the world into age of disorder and instability / by Martin Jacques

Pelosi’s dangerous gamble Cartoon: Carlos Latuff Donald Trump’s election as US president in November 2016 marked the end of over four decades of relative stability in US-China relations. Ever since, it has been downhill all the way with barely a pause. Five years have passed and we have seen two US presidents. It would beContinue reading “Opinion: Pelosi provocation over Taiwan leads US, the world into age of disorder and instability / by Martin Jacques”

Xi warns Biden against interference in Taiwan / by Morning Star

U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington, Nov. 6, 2021, and China’s President Xi Jinping in Brasília, Brazil, Nov. 13, 2019. CHINESE President Xi Jinping has warned his US counterpart Joe Biden against meddling in Beijing’s dealings with Taiwan, amid rising tensions over a potential visit to the breakaway island by House of Representatives Speaker NancyContinue reading “Xi warns Biden against interference in Taiwan / by Morning Star”