Place: China

The United States and China in Latin America: Rival Imperialisms

The United States has long dominated Latin America, but today—in fact for the last twenty years—it is being challenged by China, which has invested billions and established political and some military relationships with many governments in the region.

China: Making the World Safe for Capitalism

Peter Ranis discusses repression, exploitation, and ecological devastation in China’s authoritarian capitalism.

Is China Socialist Because It Reduced Poverty?

Michael Karadjis assesses and rejects the claim that China’s impressive poverty reduction makes it a socialist country.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice – Part 4

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 4.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice – Part 3

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 3.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice – Part 2

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 2.

On Contradiction: Mao’s Party-Substitutionist Revolution in Theory and Practice. Part 1

Explaining and debunking the theory and practice of Maoism. Part 1.

Our Attitude Towards Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Saturday 26 February 2022,
This petition now circulating among Chinese academics on Chinese social media is being now censored by China’s Internet overseers.
The war began in darkness.
In the early hours of February 22, 2022 (the evening of February 21 in Moscow), . . .

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Biden Focuses U.S. Foreign Policy on Challenging China

President Joseph Biden has refocused U.S. foreign policy and military strategy on America’s two great power imperial rivals: Russia and China, particularly the latter.

The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report: A Green-Syndicalist Analysis

Since publication of its first assessment report in 1990, the IPCC has borne witness to the ever-worsening problem of anthropogenic climate disruption, together with what amounts to humanity’s suicidal failure to address the factors threatening collective destruction.

One Hundred Years Ago A Very Different Chinese Communist Party Was Born

The Chinese Communist Party, founded in 1921 by revolutionary socialists inspired by democratic Marxism and the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, was essentially destroyed by Chiang Kai-shek in 1927-28.

The Inaugural Historical Materialism East Asia Conference – Information Here

We think readers of New Politics may want to know about (and participate in)  the inaugural Historical Materialism East Asia conference (online).

Nicaragua: Ortega Arrests Opposition Candidates Ahead of November 2021 Election

We should reject the argument made by some on the left that we have to support the dictator Ortega and his government because the U.S. is now opposed to it.

Tiananmen: For a Different Kind of Remembrance

Only by becoming connected to young people and their movements can any remembrance of a past movement stand a chance of continuing to renew itself and inspire new generations for social change.

The faux anti-imperialism of denying anti-Uighur atrocities

Why are some Western ‘anti-imperialists’ determined to whitewash China’s well-documented crimes against the Uighurs?

The New Cold War With China

The West’s Greatest Folly

Once again, anti-communism is being used to stage a new Cold War. China is viewed as a systemic rival that should be denied access to technology and hampered in its access to markets. The goal is military containment and encirclement.

Biden’s Plan to Revamp American Imperialism

American socialists face the task of opposing American imperialism while showing internationalist solidarity with struggles for democracy, social reforms, and socialism in countries around the world.

When Your Enemy’s Enemy is Not a Friend

The problem with the campist perspective is that it so fixates on the role of imperialism and places so much emphasis on its ‘anti-imperialist camp’ that it ends up taking a very forgiving view of oppressive regimes.

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China’s Workers Battle Apple and Foxconn

Foxconn promises the world but delivers hell, as the authors lay bare.

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A Leftist Perspective on China’s Environmental Destruction

As “part of China,” we Hong Kongers have seen how China’s economic growth has contributed to the degradation of its environment. To be fair, Hong Kong’s economic takeoff had already harmed its environment before China took over the city. We . . .

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Anti-communism with Chinese characteristics

Replacing one capitalist empire with another is futile

Any form of anti-imperialist politics that focuses on nations invariably arrives at pitting one of the faces of capitalism against another, which can only ever reproduce the very system it claims to fight.

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