By Peter Symonds, December 19, 2012
The right-wing nationalism that pervaded the election campaign signals the determination of the Japanese ruling class to reassert its interests by every means, including military force.
By John Chan, December 18, 2012
Xi’s trip to southern China replicated Deng Xiaoping’s 1992 “southern tour,” which accelerated the restoration of capitalism.
By Peter Symonds, December 17, 2012
The election outcome was not a positive vote for the LDP, but an overwhelming rejection of the ruling DPJ.
By Peter Symonds, December 15, 2012
Both countries have exploited the issue to stir up nationalism to divert attention from a worsening economic and social crisis at home.
By John Chan, December 14, 2012
The push by China and Russia for greater Eurasian economic integration is coming into direct conflict with US interests.
By John Chan, December 12, 2012
The campaign seeks to dampen widespread public hostility to the regime’s endemic corruption and prepare the ground for a pro-market offensive.
By Peter Symonds, December 8, 2012
The rightward shift in Japanese politics is a warning of the dangers facing the working class as a consequence of the worsening breakdown of global capitalism.
By Peter Symonds, December 5, 2012
The Philippines and Vietnam have condemned new Chinese regulations to permit the boarding of foreign ships in what Beijing regards as its territorial waters.
By Oliver Campbell, December 4, 2012
Questions have been raised about the tunnel operator’s safety inspections.
By Peter Symonds, November 30, 2012
The establishment of the Japan Future Party is another sign of deepening political crisis in the lead up to the December 16 election.
By Oliver Campbell, November 28, 2012
Li Yuanlong’s arrest is a warning that the new Communist Party leadership will be ruthless in suppressing political dissent.
By John Chan, November 27, 2012
On his 1992 tour, Deng made no secret of his embrace of capitalism.