By Peter Symonds, 22 October 2014
The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive.
By Peter Symonds, 15 October 2014
Having taken no action against the protests last week, the Hong Kong government is now seeking to dismantle the protest sites, step by step.
By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2014
Protest leaders threaten to escalate their actions unless the government responds to their demand for full and open elections in 2017.
By Peter Symonds, 9 October 2014
Talks tomorrow are unlikely to reach any agreement, but have already served the government’s purpose in defusing the protests.
By Nick Beams, 8 October 2014
Such reductions have been a regular occurrence since the eruption of the global financial crisis in 2008.
By Peter Symonds, 6 October 2014
While refusing to end the protests, the student leaders eased the blockade of government buildings and held initial talks with administration officials.
By Peter Symonds, 4 October 2014
Protesters came under attack from thugs who took advantage of growing public frustration over the disruption to daily life.
4 October 2014
SEP/IYSSE meetings will discuss the threat of a third world war and the international socialist program to fight it.
By Peter Symonds, 3 October 2014
In his effort to end the protests, Leung had the support of sections of the official opposition that are just as fearful as Beijing of spiralling social unrest.
By Joseph Santolan, 3 October 2014
The announcement marks a significant escalation of Washington’s war drive against China.
By Peter Symonds, 2 October 2014
The pressing social issues facing working people in Hong Kong find no expression in the demands advanced by the parties and organisations dominating the protests.
By Peter Symonds, 1 October 2014
The tense standoff continues after Hong Kong’s chief executive ruled out any compromise and protesters ignored his demand to clear the streets.
By Ben McGrath and Peter Symonds, 30 September 2014
The attacks on peaceful protesters, far from breaking up the crowds, only provoked broader anger and prompted others to join in.
By Ben McGrath, 29 September 2014
The Occupy Central organization has stepped in to ensure that the protests remain limited to the narrow demand for open chief executive elections.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 20 September 2014
President Xi’s South Asian tour is an attempt to counter aggressive moves by the US and Japan to line up countries in the region behind the US “pivot” against China.
By Peter Symonds, 16 September 2014
If US military aircraft do begin to operate from Malaysia, the move would mark a significant shift by Kuala Lumpur toward Washington.
By Ben McGrath, 3 September 2014
While granting “one person, one vote,” Beijing will retain effective control of the 2017 election for Hong Kong’s chief executive by closely vetting candidates.
By Peter Symonds, 26 August 2014
The increasingly volatile situation in Asia is provoking a degree of nervousness in Washington, including among those directly responsible for creating it.
By James Cogan, 25 August 2014
For all the sound and fury against Palmer, the reality is that the US-led pivot has, from the beginning, been justified by falsely denouncing China as a danger.
By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2014
The Chinese intercept of a US spy plane took place 200 kilometres from Hainan Island, home to sensitive Chinese air and naval bases.
By Joseph Santolan, 22 August 2014
The entire Jardeleza affair reveals the colonial-level control which Washington exercises over Philippine politics, over Manila’s legal case against China in particular.
By Nick Beams, 20 August 2014
If the fall in Chinese house prices continues, it will have a major impact on the financial system and the broader economy.
By Peter Symonds, 20 August 2014
Palmer was declaring openly and crassly what is being discussed behind closed doors as part of the preparations for war against China.
By Peter Symonds, 16 August 2014
Even as the US engages in provocations against Russia and in the Middle East, the Obama administration is proceeding with its “pivot to Asia” against China.
By Tom Peters, 16 August 2014
Labour and other opposition parties are campaigning against Chinese land purchases to divert attention from pressing social issues and to align with the US war drive against China.
By Nick Beams, 15 August 2014
The sharp slowdown in credit expansion in China and the contraction in Japan will impact on the world economy.
By Ben McGrath, 5 August 2014
Eyewitnesses described the scenes as resembling a battlefield after bombardment.
By Ben McGrath, 4 August 2014
A blast at an aluminum plant in eastern China on Saturday morning has left 71 dead and nearly 200 injured.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 August 2014
The worsening tensions in the South China Sea have been fueled at every turn by Washington, with the CSIS think tank playing a leading role.
By Joseph Santolan, 30 July 2014
Zhou, an ex-member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top leadership body, is the highest-ranking official ever to be brought up on corruption charges.
By Nick Beams, 19 July 2014
The move by the BRICS summit to set up a development bank and emergency fund reflects dissatisfaction with US dominance of the global financial system.
By Ben McGrath, 9 July 2014
The developing relationship between China and South Korea has led to questions about Seoul’s relations with Washington.
By Ulrich Rippert, 9 July 2014
As on previous visits, the chancellor was accompanied by a business delegation.
Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International
3 July 2014
One hundred years after the outbreak of World War I and 75 years after the start of World War II, the imperialist system is once again threatening humanity with a catastrophe.
By Paul Mitchell, 24 June 2014
The purpose of the People’s Assembly protest was to sow illusions in the trade unions, which have not lifted a finger to fight austerity.
By John Vassilopoulos, 24 June 2014
A total of 271 private meetings were held between the Greek delegation and Chinese investors.
By Ben McGrath, 24 June 2014
As part of its “pivot to Asia,” the US has deliberately stoked territorial disputes between China and its neighbours, including Vietnam.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 June 2014
Beijing is trying to counter US and Japanese attempts to draw India more tightly into their campaign to isolate and militarily encircle China.
By Joseph Santolan, 13 June 2014
As part of its “pivot to Asia”, the US is pressing Vietnam and the Philippines to challenge China in the South China Sea.
By Tom Peters, 13 June 2014
The Thai delegation to Beijing will be closely watched by Washington, which considers Thailand a key ally in its “pivot to Asia” against China.
By Mike Head, 11 June 2014
Behind the backs of the public, a discussion is taking place about the likelihood of Australia being involved in a US war for domination over the Asia-Pacific.
By Ben McGrath, 28 May 2014
China scrambled fighters in response to Japanese planes monitoring a joint Chinese-Russian naval exercise in the East China Sea.
By Peter Symonds, 23 May 2014
It is precisely Washington’s confrontation strategy in Asia as in Eastern Europe that is driving China and Russia into a closer relationship.
By Patrick Martin, 20 May 2014
The Justice Department indicted five officers of the Peoples Liberation Army on 31 counts of computer hacking and economic espionage.
By Peter Symonds, 16 May 2014
The protests follow Hanoi’s xenophobic campaign against a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea.
By Nick Beams, 14 May 2014
The “housing construction frenzy” in China has reached its “highest peak in human history” over the past three years.
By Mike Head, 13 May 2014
Continuing clashes between Vietnamese and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea highlight the potential for a wider conflict.
By Ben McGrath, 12 May 2014
The contingency plans detail the Chinese response to the collapse of the North Korean regime and a US-led invasion.
By Peter Symonds, 8 May 2014
The positioning of a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters has been the immediate trigger for a confrontation between Vietnamese and Chinese vessels.
By Peter Symonds, 6 May 2014
There are growing fears in Beijing that the US will exploit separatist movements among China’s ethnic minorities to destabilise the country.
By Alan Leigh, 1 May 2014
State-controlled trade unions, local officials and the police worked to pressure striking Yue Yuen workers back to work.
By Tom Peters, 30 April 2014
The Pentagon has drawn up plans to deploy nuclear-capable bombers and aircraft carriers off the Chinese coast.
By Joseph Santolan, 19 April 2014
The Yue Yuen strike is described by China Labor Watch as “likely one of the largest Chinese worker strikes in recent history.”
By Peter Symonds, 15 April 2014
The trip was generally praised in the Australian media, simply because Abbott managed to avoid any diplomatic rows with Beijing.
By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2014
Hagel’s trip has been an emphatic declaration that the US will not back away from its “pivot to Asia” against China, even as its confrontation with Russia over Ukraine intensifies.
By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2014
The public display of hostility is another warning of the dangerous tensions that the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia” has provoked throughout the region.
By Nick Beams, 4 April 2014
China experienced an expansion of credit unprecedented in world economic history—equivalent to the size of the entire US banking system.
By Kumaran Ira, 2 April 2014
Despite the massive trade deals signed between China and France, relations between the two countries are dominated by rising geo-strategic tensions.
By Nick Beams, 25 March 2014
The fall in a key manufacturing index points to a continuing slowdown in China.
By Tom Carter, 24 March 2014
The NSA has been doing to the Huawei telecommunications firm exactly what the US government has routinely accused the Chinese company of doing.
By Nick Beams, 21 March 2014
A senior US admiral invokes the Crimea crisis to accuse China of expansionism.
By Nick Beams, 20 March 2014
Concerns about the property market point to wider problems in China’s economy and financial system.
By Nick Beams, 17 March 2014
Is the Chinese financial system heading for a “Lehman moment”—the equivalent of the US investment bank failure that triggered the 2008 global financial crisis?
By Nick Beams, 12 March 2014
A sharp drop in the price of iron ore this week cast a shadow over global financial markets amid concerns about the state of the Chinese economy.
By Tom Peters, 7 March 2014
Workers at IBM-owned factory in Shenzhen fear that the new owner will reduce wages and conditions and cut staff.
By James Cogan, 5 March 2014
The response of China to the US- and European Union-backed coup in Ukraine, and Russia’s subsequent intervention to maintain control over the Crimean peninsula, is being closely monitored by political leaders and strategic analysts around the world. Any decision by Beijing to openly support Moscow’s actions would dramatically escalate the global tensions that now exist.
By Peter Symonds, 4 March 2014
Attackers armed with long knives killed 29 travellers and employees at Kunming railway station in southwestern China.
By Peter Symonds, 28 February 2014
US imperialism, following its wars of aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, is preparing for a new and more terrible conflict against China.
By James Cogan, 25 February 2014
Triton drones would vastly expand the area of the Indian and Pacific Oceans under surveillance by the Australian military.
By Peter Symonds, 24 February 2014
The meeting was designed to reinforce US support for the Tibetan government-in-exile and the threat to China of Tibetan separatism.
By Peter Symonds, 18 February 2014
The UN’s catalogue of horrors is designed to stampede public opinion behind stepped-up US provocations against Pyongyang and intensify the pressure on China.
By Peter Symonds, 17 February 2014
Having deliberately inflamed dangerous flashpoints in Asia, the US is seeking to press home its advantage, regardless of the consequences.
By Peter Symonds, 15 February 2014
Having deliberately inflamed dangerous flashpoints in the region as part of its “pivot to Asia”, Washington is making provocative new demands on Beijing.
By Peter Symonds, 14 February 2014
Australian reportage of the event makes clear that the Chinese naval presence was regarded as an unwelcome intrusion.
By James Cogan, 10 February 2014
The issue being debated is not whether the US should be planning a war on China, but the methods to be used.
By Joseph Santolan, 8 February 2014
The move by the US State Department to challenge Beijing’s maritime territorial claim constitutes an escalation of Washington’s campaign against China.
By Joseph Santolan, 6 February 2014
The Philippine president denounced China’s role in the South China Sea as akin to Hitler’s annexation of Czechoslovakia.
By Oliver Campbell, 6 February 2014
The bailout of a Chinese trust fund could be the prelude to a financial crisis that would have international ramifications.
By Peter Symonds, 4 February 2014
The Obama administration has seized on an insubstantial Asahi Shimbun article to stir up tensions with China over the South China Sea.
By Oliver Campbell, 30 January 2014
The consignment of riches to the British Virgin Islands provides a glimpse into the extraordinary growth of social inequality in China.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 January 2014
Both Japan and India are concerned to counter the growth of China’s economic and strategic influence in Asia.
By Kevin Reed, 28 January 2014
The Internet in China was rendered virtually inoperable for eight hours last Tuesday.
By Nick Beams, 21 January 2014
China’s falling growth rate could be the start of a long-term trend.
By John Watanabe, 16 January 2014
The trip was aimed at expanding Japanese influence in Africa and curbing China’s presence in this strategically vital region.
By César Uco, 15 January 2014
Petrobrás, the government-run oil company, is selling off international assets to finance its investments in offshore oil.
By Peter Symonds, 13 January 2014
The Obama administration is exploiting the South China Sea disputes to drive a wedge between China and its neighbours.
By Peter Symonds, 8 January 2014
In the midst of the Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute with China, the Japanese government announced that it was registering another 280 remote islands as state property.
By John Chan, 24 December 2013
China’s industries confront serious overcapacity, and huge local government debts threaten financial stability.
By John Chan, 19 December 2013
A forum in Beijing exposed divisions over how to respond to the US military build-up against China.
By John Chan, 18 December 2013
Zhou Yongkang, a former member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, is under investigation for corruption.
By K. Ratnayake, 18 December 2013
National Security Board chairman Shyam Saran’s remarks point to a growing discussion in Indian ruling circles about closer defence ties with Japan and the US.
By Tom Peters, 17 December 2013
While a clash was avoided, the incident is another warning of the dangers war posed by rising tensions in East Asia.
By Tom Peters, 12 December 2013
The Obama administration’s denunciations of China have nothing to do with defending democratic rights but are intended to camouflage US preparations for war.
By Peter Symonds, 10 December 2013
The Japanese government is intensifying the pressure on China by soliciting support in South East Asia to oppose Beijing’s ADIZ and convene an international meeting on the issue.
By Peter Symonds, 9 December 2013
Tensions continue to flare between US allies—Australia, Japan and South Korea—and China over disputed air defence zones in North East Asia.
By John Chan, 9 December 2013
China’s leading neo-Maoist web site Utopia falsely proclaimed the bankrupt North Korean regime as a “bastion against imperialism.”
By Tom Peters, 7 December 2013
The government’s response reflects the dilemma facing the ruling class as it seeks to balance between its chief trading partner, China, and its longstanding ally, the US.
By John Chan, 6 December 2013
Biden’s hypocritical invocation of “human rights” will only compound the tensions between the US and China over the latter’s air defence zone in the East China Sea.
By Nick Beams, 6 December 2013
With the centenary of the outbreak of World War I approaching, the prospect of a third world war is increasingly being raised in the establishment media.
By John Chan and Peter Symonds, 5 December 2013
High tensions over the Chinese air defence identification zone in the East China Sea continue after yesterday’s meeting between the US vice-president and Chinese president produced no agreement.