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China on collision course?

China on collision course? China could be on the road to consolidating its rise into a world capitalist superpower. Dave Sewell looks at what its Belt and Road Initiative means for globalisation—and imperialism

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse

Trump—horseman of imperialist apocalypse Two deeply unpleasant men are facing off over North Korea’s nuclear weapons. The world feels closer to the possibility of nuclear war than at any time for half a century.

Donald Trump’s showdown with North Korea risks disaster

Donald Trump’s showdown with North Korea risks disaster Threats against the US’s imperial rivals China and North Korea are reckless and dangerous

Trump ramps up tensions in Asia

Trump ramps up tensions in Asia Warmonger in chief Donald Trump is ramping up tensions in Asia with fresh sanctions against the North Korean dictatorship.

US and its allies rattle sabres in Korea row

US and its allies rattle sabres in Korea row The US and South Korea held their “largest ever” annual joint military exercise last week. The Japanese navy is sending two destroyers to rendezvous with US warship Carl Vinson.

War threats flow from logic of imperialism

War threats flow from logic of imperialism The world has moved closer towards a deadly military catastrophe in the last week. It’s an utterly chilling prospect.

Struggles in China pay off everywhere

14 March 2017
Alex Callinicos writes on globalisation and how we can learn from struggles and victories around the world such as in China

John Pilger's film The Coming War On China exposes US brutality in Pacific Ocean

29 November 2016
Veteran left wing filmmaker John Pilger turns the tables on US scaremongering about Chinese military expansion by exposing the imperialist history of the US in the Asia-Pacific region.

China crisis - could island strife lead to world war?

26 July 2016
A recent dispute over islands in the South China Sea is a sign of how imperialist tensions between the US and China could set the region ablaze, writes Dave Sewell

Since when is a boss of a sweatshop the real victim?

23 February 2016
New Chinese film Factory Boss is riddled with problems and contradictions. And its final message is troubling, writes Robbie Shaw

Doctors in Egypt ready for strike against police brutality

23 February 2016
Doctors across Egypt held protests last Saturday against police brutality. Also: Chinese steel plant shut down, Morocco set for general strike

British economy on the slide: “Sell everything” says bank

13 January 2016
British manufacturing is in recession, undermining chancellor George Osborne’s forecasts of steady economic growth.

Tories dream of Chinese capitalism

20 October 2015
The tabloids marked the visit to Britain of Chinese president Xi Jinping with racist jokes. But David Cameron was declaring a new “golden age” as he rolled out the red carpet.

The 'China dream' is rapidly falling apart

08 September 2015
It's been a dramatic summer—Greece, the European refugee crisis, Jeremy Corbyn. But the big story for the world economy has been the collapse of the Chinese stock market. Since peaking in June, falling share prices have wiped £3 trillion off its value.

Made in China—how a debt crisis spread

01 September 2015
China’s rulers’ attempts to maintain growth have created a mountain of debt and empty buildings

China chemical plant explosion kills worker

25 August 2015
An explosion and fire at a chemical warehouse in Shandong province in eastern China last Saturday killed one person and injured nine. 

Markets in turmoil expose myth of economic recovery

25 August 2015
Global financial markets were in turmoil this week after China’s stock market suffered its biggest one-day plunge since 2007. The crisis has been dubbed “Black Monday”. 

Tianjin disaster exposes risks for China’s workers

18 August 2015
A series of massive explosions shook Tianjin, north east China, on Wednesday of last week. Chinese media reported that the blasts burned an area of some 20,000 square metres.

‘Uncle Xi’s bull market’ is collapsing in China

15 July 2015
Sally Kincaid looks at the causes of China’s stock market crash and how it terrifies the country’s workers and rulers for different reasons

1925-27: A fight for freedom in China

14 July 2015
A revolutionary upsurge shook China from 1925 to 1927, showing that even in a poor country workers can challenge capitalism and imperialism, writes Sadie Robinson

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