By Peter Symonds, 5 February 2016
Ezubao was part of the largely unregulated peer-to-peer online finance industry that has drawn in millions of small investors with the offer of high returns.
By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 3 February 2016
While General Secretary Trong may be more cautious than his rival about embracing US imperialism, Vietnam’s leadership will continue the tilt to Washington.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 3 February 2016
Washington’s entire anti-China strategy has received the unconditional backing of successive governments in Canberra.
By Peter Symonds, 28 January 2016
Kerry threatened to expand the US military presence in Asia unless Beijing took tough measures in response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test.
By Peter Symonds, 26 January 2016
The CSIS report represents the voice of the vast American military establishment, which regards China as the chief threat to untrammelled US strategic dominance in Asia.
By Mike Head, 23 January 2016
Over the past year, the admiral has played a vocal role in inflaming tensions with China, particularly over its territorial claims in the South China Sea.
By Peter Symonds, 22 January 2016
Japan, like the US, is exploiting the tensions in the disputed waters to advance its own economic and strategic interests in South East Asia.
By Nick Beams, 20 January 2016
The risks cited by the International Monetary Fund to the global economy are not situated on the longer term horizon, but are an ever-present reality.
By Peter Symonds, 20 January 2016
While the tone was not as strident as his predecessor, Turnbull’s underlying message was the same: full support for US militarism around the world.
By Nick Beams, 14 January 2016
The sharp downturn in US markets has come amid a series of statements by banking officials that the conditions for a new financial crisis are rapidly developing.
By Peter Symonds, 13 January 2016
The economic slowdown, which is exposing massive overcapacity and high levels of debt, is threatening to trigger an upsurge in the class struggle.
By Nick Beams, 12 January 2016
The Shenzhen Composite Index has fallen by more than 20 percent so far this year, wiping off almost $1 trillion from share values.
By Peter Symonds, 9 January 2016
China is caught in a bind: not wanting North Korea to trigger an arms race in North East Asia, but also seeking to stave off a collapse of the unstable regime.
By Nick Beams, 9 January 2016
The impact of events in China points to the worsening situation facing major Western corporations.
By Nick Beams, 7 January 2016
The fall in oil prices to their lowest level in 11 years points to deepening recessionary trends that increase the risk of defaults in high-risk, high-yield bonds.
By Peter Symonds, 7 January 2016
The test will heighten the tense situation in North East Asia generated by the Obama administration’s confrontational “pivot to Asia” against China.
By Peter Symonds, 5 January 2016
Washington’s calls for restraint are in marked contrast to its escalating provocations to challenge Chinese claims in the disputed waters.
By John Roberts, 31 December 2015
Amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, Indonesia has adopted a tougher approach to China, while at the same time seeking to avoid open confrontation.
By Nick Beams, 30 December 2015
Economic developments in 2015 were dominated by intensifying recessionary trends throughout the world economy.
By Will Morrow, 30 December 2015
The response of the Chinese regime is aimed at diverting attention from the broader social and political implications of the disaster.
By Ben McGrath, 29 December 2015
The callous disregard for the safety of miners, resulting in a series of mine explosions and cave-ins, is a product of the drive to cut production costs and boost profits.
By Peter Symonds, 22 December 2015
Rescuers are struggling to find those missing after a tidal wave of mud and waste toppled buildings and inundated an area of Shenzhen.
By Peter Symonds, 14 December 2015
The downward slide in the renminbi’s value threatens other Asian export-dependent countries and heightens the danger of a currency war.
By Peter Symonds, 7 December 2015
Like every part of the globe, Africa has been transformed into an arena for geo-political rivalry.
By Nick Beams, 5 December 2015
The renminbi’s elevation to the status of a global reserve currency is an expression of vast shifts in the world economy that underlie the rise in geopolitical tensions.
By John Roberts, 5 December 2015
A state-owned Chinese corporation has bought the power assets of Malaysia’s heavily indebted 1MDB fund, which is at the centre of a corruption scandal.
By Peter Symonds, 4 December 2015
Through its grandiose plan to integrate Eurasia, Beijing is hoping to draw in countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa to counter Washington’s offensive.
By Nick Beams, 1 December 2015
The decision to include the Chinese renminbi as an international reserve currency will be viewed by Beijing as a step forward but it is a two-edged sword.
By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2015
US strategists have long regarded the Eurasian landmass as the key to world domination and view China and Russia as the chief obstacles to American ambitions.
By John Braddock, 24 November 2015
The war games are a sharp warning to the tiny states throughout the Pacific of what is in store if they defy the US-led drive against China.
By James Cogan, 23 November 2015
Labor’s subservience to Washington and the US-Australia alliance is in line with its entire history.
By Peter Symonds, 19 November 2015
Amid rising tensions with Beijing, Obama said Washington should have had “a heads-up” over a Chinese company winning the northern Australian port lease.
By James Cogan, 16 November 2015
The discussion shifted from the commercial opportunities offered by Chinese investment to the “threat” posed by Chinese companies.
By Peter Symonds, 14 November 2015
Washington’s latest military provocation in the South China Sea takes place on the eve of international summits in Manila and Kuala Lumpur.
By Ben McGrath, 11 November 2015
The meeting took place amid rising tensions produced by Washington’s aggressive “pivot to Asia” against Beijing.
By a reporter, 10 November 2015
The fall in imports shows the strength of the downdraft impacting on the world economy.
By Peter Symonds, 10 November 2015
“Stability,” in Washington’s lexicon, is synonymous with American dominance, which it has always pursued through ruthless and violent means.
By Patrick Martin, 9 November 2015
Ashton Carter’s speech, delivered at the Reagan Library in California, was a deliberately staged provocation against the world’s second and third nuclear powers.
By Nick Beams, 6 November 2015
Ashton Carter’s appearance on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is a further intensification of the US military push against China.
By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2015
Three congressional hearings Tuesday discussed the preparations of the US military for a Third World War against China, Russia or both.
By Nick Beams, 5 November 2015
Despite heavy lobbying, the US did not obtain overt backing for its actions in the South China Sea from a meeting of South East Asian defence ministers
By Peter Symonds, 4 November 2015
The violation of Chinese maritime claims has nothing to do with upholding international law but is part of Washington’s “pivot to Asia” aimed at subordinating China to US interests.
By Ulrich Rippert, 3 November 2015
Germany is still China’s most important European trade partner, accounting for 30 percent of China’s total trade with the European Union.
By Peter Symonds, 3 November 2015
The joint operation in no way eases the tensions heightened by the US naval intrusion into Chinese-claimed territory in the South China Sea last week.
By Ben McGrath, 2 November 2015
The lack of any reference by China to maritime disputes or Japan’s whitewashing of the crimes of its military in the 1930s and 1940s was a significant concession to Tokyo.
By Peter Symonds, 31 October 2015
The Chinese Communist Party plenum this week occurred amid a continuing economic slowdown and Tuesday’s provocative US incursion in the South China Sea.
By Nick Beams, 30 October 2015
Pressure is set to intensify on Australia to take a direct part in the US naval operations.
By Nick Beams, 29 October 2015
The US naval operation was the outcome of months of planning by the Pentagon, accompanied by a build-up of pressure on the Obama administration to authorise it.
By Peter Symonds, 28 October 2015
The entry of the guided missile destroyer USS Lassen into Chinese-claimed waters raises the danger of a military confrontation between two nuclear-armed powers.
By James Cogan, 28 October 2015
The reckless calculation in Washington is that the Chinese regime’s diplomatic and military response to its provocative actions are nothing more than rhetoric.
By Nick Beams, 27 October 2015
The brazen and aggressive character of the operation is underscored by the fact that it has been undertaken in the total absence of military activity against the US by China.
By Robert Stevens, 26 October 2015
US officials and advisors have warned that London is “playing a dangerous game” in developing its economic relations with Beijing.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 24 October 2015
The most grotesque example of Corbyn’s fawning before Xi was when he gave fulsome praise for “the remarkable Chinese achievements in poverty reduction.”
By Joseph Santolan, 23 October 2015
While many details are still unknown, the fatal shooting occurs amid explosive tensions between China and the Philippines provoked by Washington.
By Nick Beams, 23 October 2015
China’s economic slowdown will heighten deflationary and recessionary trends throughout the world economy.
By Robert Stevens, 21 October 2015
The key announcement from the Chinese President’s visit is that London has been chosen as the first overseas financial centre for a sovereign debt market in Chinese renminbi.
By Nick Beams, 20 October 2015
Although China’s third-quarter growth rate was the slowest since 2009, the real state of the economy may be even worse than presented in official figures.
By Nick Beams, 15 October 2015
Chinese imports have fallen by one fifth over the past year as credit-fueled growth slows.
By our reporter, 9 October 2015
Any action by the US Navy to breach the 12-mile exclusion zone around Chinese claimed islands in the South China Sea would threaten a head-on military confrontation.
By Nick Beams, 8 October 2015
The foundation of the TPP is not free trade but an alliance between the US and Japan to weaken China and create the conditions for reducing it to semi-colonial status.
By Peter Symonds, 7 October 2015
The US military is preparing to send warships and aircraft within the 12-mile territorial limit around Chinese-administration islets, deliberately risking an armed clash.
By Mike Head, 6 October 2015
The TPP is a wide-ranging blueprint intended to be the economic instrument of the US military and strategic “pivot” to Asia to confront China.
By Peter Symonds, 26 September 2015
Obama and Xi both paid lip service to the need for greater cooperation, but the lack of agreement on key issues highlights the danger of confrontation and conflict.
By Peter Symonds, 24 September 2015
Behind the pomp and ceremony of Xi’s state visit to the US, Washington is preparing to take a confrontational approach to China.
By Peter Symonds, 11 September 2015
Despite heavy government intervention, share markets are still volatile, amid more evidence of a marked economic slowdown.
By Peter Symonds, 8 September 2015
The downturn in the Chinese economy is reverberating around the world, nowhere more so than in Asia.
By Ben McGrath, 4 September 2015
Yesterday’s event was part of push to promote Chinese nationalism as Beijing faces intense pressure from the US, economic downturn and social unrest.
By Andre Damon, 2 September 2015
Renewed assurances from the Federal Reserve of continued infusions of cash into the financial markets have been insufficient to calm fears of a sharp deterioration in world economic activity.
By Ben McGrath, 1 September 2015
The conclusion of war games saw the largest-ever joint live-fire drill between the US and South Korea.
By Oscar Grenfell, 29 August 2015
Underlying the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to find scapegoats for the Tianjin disaster is the deepening crisis of the entire regime.
By Peter Symonds, 28 August 2015
Questions are already being raised about the future of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who is immediately responsible for economic policy.
By Peter Symonds, 26 August 2015
Abe’s presence at Chinese ceremonies to mark the end of the “War of Resistance to Japanese Aggression” would have been unacceptable to the extreme right in Japan.
By Peter Symonds, 25 August 2015
A New York Times article highlights concerns in Washington over the danger of political turmoil in Beijing and the degree to which global capitalism is dependent on China.
By Ben McGrath, 25 August 2015
This latest incident in Shandong province drives home the disregard for safety in China’s factories in the pursuit of profit.
By Barry Grey, 22 August 2015
The meltdown on equity markets is being driven by signs that the world economy is sliding into a new recession or outright depression.
By Ben McGrath, 22 August 2015
The underlying conflict between the US and China dramatically amplifies the dangers of any military clash on the Korean Peninsula.
By James Cogan, 21 August 2015
The warehouse that exploded was only able to operate because of the owners’ political connections.
By James Cogan, 19 August 2015
China’s national director of the State Administration of Work Safety, Yang Dongliang, has been removed from his position.
By Barry Grey, 19 August 2015
Seven years after the Wall Street crash, fears are growing within ruling circles internationally that the world capitalist economy is descending into depression.
By James Cogan, 18 August 2015
A major reason for the popular anger is the reality that a catastrophe of similar or greater dimensions could occur any day, in any number of Chinese cities and towns.
By James Cogan, 15 August 2015
The promises that the Chinese masses would ultimately benefit from rampant capitalist development are lying in tatters.
By Oscar Grenfell, 14 August 2015
The Chinese regime has responded nervously to the disaster, which is intensifying its political crisis.
By Nick Beams, 13 August 2015
The efforts to limit the fallout from the decision by China to devalue its currency could be undermined by recessionary trends in the global economy.
By James Cogan, 13 August 2015
The Tianjin explosion is the latest in the continuous stream of industrial disasters that kill and maim thousands of Chinese workers.
By Nick Beams, 12 August 2015
Stock markets and commodity prices fell sharply in the wake of the decision to devalue the yuan, reflecting concerns about the perilous state of the Chinese and world economy.
By Will Morrow, 8 August 2015
French investigators suggest that the wing-part washed up on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean probably belonged to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
By Ben McGrath, 7 August 2015
The historians’ statement comes just over two weeks before Abe’s scheduled speech on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
By Mike Head, 6 August 2015
Washington’s provocative accusations against China over the South China Sea heighten the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers, whether by deliberate provocation or miscalculation.
By Sampath Perera, 1 August 2015
India’s 15-month-old BJP government continues to integrate New Delhi ever more completely into Washington’s anti-China “pivot.”
By Will Morrow, 1 August 2015
If the wing-flap is found to belong to MH370, it would be the first piece of evidence that the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean.
By Andre Damon, 28 July 2015
Chinese financial authorities announced a new round of share purchases in the latest attempt to prop up the country’s plunging stock market.
By Peter Symonds, 23 July 2015
By demanding a halt to China’s oil-and-gas exploration platforms in the East China Sea, Tokyo is adding another potential flashpoint for conflict with Beijing.
By Nick Beams, 20 July 2015
The massive bank intervention was one of a series of measures initiated by the government and financial authorities to halt the plunge in share values.
By Oscar Grenfell, 14 July 2015
The outposts of Vietnam and other claimants in the region cover a far broader expanse than those of China.
By Nick Beams, 9 July 2015
Every day for the past week, the Chinese government and financial regulators have announced new measures to try to halt the slide, but none has succeeded.
By Nick Beams, 8 July 2015
The Chinese regime sought to create a social base of support in better-off sections of the middle class, which are now being hammered by the stock market plunge.
By Nick Beams, 7 July 2015
The Chinese government has thrown the “kitchen sink” at the falling share market but to no avail.
By James Cogan, 7 July 2015
For the first time, Japanese forces will participate in the biennial joint Australian and US “Talisman Sabre” exercise.