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.
By Peter Symonds, 4 December 2013
The US seized on the Chinese ADIZ to strengthen its alliances with Japan and South Korea, as part of its “pivot” to Asia.
By Peter Symonds, 3 December 2013
The prime responsibility for last week’s flare-up of tensions in the East China Sea lies with Obama’s “pivot to Asia” aimed at undermining China economically and militarily.
By John Chan, 2 December 2013
China’s declaration of an air defence zone will top the agenda during Biden’s trip to Japan, China and South Korea.
By John Chan, 29 November 2013
Miscalculations in the current situation could quickly lead to a clash involving Chinese warplanes with those from Japan, the US or South Korea.
By John Chan, 28 November 2013
Chinese officials said there should not be a “fuss” after Washington flew B-52 bombers into an air defence zone China established in the East China Sea.
By John Chan, 27 November 2013
Far from being a “routine” flight, the B-52 mission was a risky challenge to China that threatened to trigger a military clash.
By John Chan, 26 November 2013
Beijing’s creation of a new zone in the East China Sea is a response to Washington’s “pivot to Asia” and Japan’s rearmament.
By John Chan, 25 November 2013
The Obama administration criticised the Chinese air defence zone and reiterated that the US-Japan Security Treaty will apply if war breaks out between China and Japan over the disputed Senkaku islands.
By John Chan, 23 November 2013
Global financial markets have responded with enthusiasm to the 60-point agenda that will open up lucrative business opportunities.
By Mark Church, 23 November 2013
The Rand Corporation report points again to the advanced preparations for war as part of the US pivot to Asia.
By John Chan, 20 November 2013
The body will bring China’s military, intelligence, public security, and foreign policy agencies under President Xi Jinping’s direct control.
By John Chan, 13 November 2013
There will be further privatisations and millions more jobs lost, while divisions remain in the top party leadership over the future of the largest state firms.
By John Chan, 8 November 2013
Beijing is desperately seeking to lift economic growth, presently 7.5 percent a year, by boosting foreign investment.
By John Chan, 6 November 2013
Massive exercises, staged not far from the disputed Diaoyu/Senkakus islands, have become the focal point for a war of words between Tokyo and Beijing.
By Peter Symonds, 28 October 2013
The trial of the CCP Politburo member was bound up with sharp differences within the state bureaucracy over economic policy.
By John Roberts, 28 October 2013
The trip was part of a diplomatic offensive by the Chinese leadership in South East Asia aimed at countering the US “pivot to Asia.”
By Joseph Santolan, 26 October 2013
The presence of an aircraft carrier battle group was designed to shore up the US diplomatic position in Asia after Obama’s no-show at key regional summit meetings.
By John Chan, 16 October 2013
Underlying the political infighting is Taiwan’s deteriorating economy and differences over the Cross-Strait Services Trade Agreement with China.
By Peter Symonds, 11 October 2013
The Chinese premier and US secretary of state traded verbal blows over the South China Sea at yesterday’s East Asia Summit.
By Peter Symonds, 5 October 2013
The talks announced deployments of hi-tech US weaponry to Japan and a green light for Japanese remilitarisation, in the framework of “a more robust alliance”.
By John Watanabe, 3 October 2013
The staggering growth in the worth of these ultra-wealthy individuals testifies to the widening social gulf between rich and poor.
By John Chan, 28 September 2013
Britain and the US are provocatively exploiting the issue of democratic rights in the territory to exert pressure on China.
By John Chan, 24 September 2013
Bo was given a life sentence for accepting millions of dollars of bribes from two businessmen.
By John Chan, 19 September 2013
The Russian- and Chinese-led summit reflects mounting geo-political tensions with the US, first and foremost over Syria and Iran.
By John Chan, 16 September 2013
Both Japan and China engaged in risky military manoeuvres on the anniversary of Tokyo’s nationalisation of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.
By Philipp Frisch, 16 September 2013
Concern is mounting in Germany about Volkswagen's over-reliance on the Chinese car market.
By John Chan, 11 September 2013
The decision to target Zhou Yongkang is bound up with the new stage of pro-market restructuring being pushed through by the Chinese leadership.
By John Chan, 31 August 2013
While Beijing has officially called for caution, sections of the Chinese media are calling for active opposition to a US war on Syria.
By John Chan, 27 August 2013
The state media sought to portray the trial as an example of China’s “rule of law,” rather than a political prosecution against a major factional figure.
By John Chan, 22 August 2013
Fearing public discussion about the corrupt character of the entire “red” aristocracy, the CCP has kept the scale of the charges against Bo relatively small.
By John Chan, 15 August 2013
In response to a growing US military threat, Professor Shen Dingli argued that China should not rule out a first nuclear strike.
By John Chan, 8 August 2013
China is resisting US pressure for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.
By John Chan, 6 August 2013
As a result of Beijing’s 2008 stimulus package, unsustainable local government debts could destabilise the world’s second largest economy.
By Peter Symonds, 3 August 2013
Japanese militarism has been deliberately encouraged by the Obama administration as part of its “pivot to Asia”, aimed at encircling China militarily.
By John Chan, 26 July 2013
Japan scrambled fighter jets on Wednesday after a Chinese military aircraft flew between the main island of Okinawa Prefecture and Miyako Island, south of Japan.
By John Chan, 25 July 2013
The IMF pointed to the widely-cited fears over China’s total loan issuance.
By John Chan, 20 July 2013
Despite China’s concessions on economic issues, the talks descended into disagreement.
By Ben McGrath, 16 July 2013
Naval drills between China and Russia, monitored by nearby US and Japan aircraft, highlight the growing tensions in North East Asia.
By John Chan, 11 July 2013
Economists estimate that the cut in credit will be equivalent to the size of the Vietnamese economy, further slowing growth.
By Ben McGrath, 3 July 2013
The South Korean and Chinese presidents discussed North Korea’s nuclear programs as well as boosting economic relations.
By Oliver Campbell, 29 June 2013
The incident provides a glimpse into the social tensions being generated by the slowdown of the Chinese economy.
By John Chan, 27 June 2013
The anger in Beijing over the security implications of NSA hacking has been compounded by US threats following Snowden’s departure from Hong Kong.
By John Chan, 22 June 2013
The dramatic credit tightening in China since early June points to an emerging financial crisis with global implications.
By John Chan, 20 June 2013
Beijing will quickly dump Edward Snowden if his presence in Hong Kong begins to threaten China’s own police-state measures.
By John Chan, 14 June 2013
Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has revealed that the US has been hacking targets within Hong Kong and China.
By John Chan, 11 June 2013
In response to rising public anger over workers’ deaths, the Chinese authorities are implementing “Weiwen” (“maintain stability”) measures to silence protests.
By Don Knowland, 10 June 2013
Chinese President Xi arrived following a similar tour by US Vice President Joseph Biden.
By John Chan, 10 June 2013
Xi Jinping tried to reassure Washington that China has no intention of challenging US global dominance.
By Joseph Santolan, 8 June 2013
Washington is ratcheting up the pressure on Beijing, demanding significant economic and geo-strategic concessions.
By John Chan, 6 June 2013
A new Chinese military think tank points to the “uncertainty” of China’s strategic environment in the face of the aggressive US “pivot” to Asia.
By John Chan, 5 June 2013
The third round of “market reform” will drive the Chinese regime into an explosive confrontation with the Chinese working class.
By Mike Head, 4 June 2013
More than 300 workers were inside the Baoyuan plant in northeastern China when the fire broke out.
By Peter Symonds, 3 June 2013
Obama’s “pivot” involves strengthening US military ties, as well as restructuring military forces, throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
By John Chan, 29 May 2013
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang used the Potsdam Declaration to challenge Japanese sovereignty over the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands.
By Niles Williamson, 29 May 2013
On Monday the Washington Post published a list compiled by the Pentagon’s Defense Science Board of US military systems allegedly compromised by Chinese hacking.
By Joseph Santolan, 29 May 2013
A new confrontation is rapidly developing between the Philippines and China over a dispute involving a shoal in the Spratly Islands.
By Ben McGrath, 28 May 2013
Fearing a pretext for even more aggressive US policies against China, Chinese officials told North Korea to resume the six-party talks.
By John Chan, 25 May 2013
The reforms aim to force productivity increases and reduce the size of the state sector, moves that will inevitably further impoverish the Chinese working class.
By Alex Lantier, 21 May 2013
The New York Times on Monday published a front-page article reiterating unsubstantiated allegations that the Chinese military is carrying out cyberwarfare against US corporations.
By John Chan, 18 May 2013
China’s state-owned People’s Daily published a provocative article last week implicitly asserting Chinese claims over Okinawa.
By Graham Beverley, 18 May 2013
The NDP has mounted its campaign against Chinese investment in Canada to convince the US ruling elite that they will find in it a reliable ally in their war preparations against China.
By Joseph Santolan, 17 May 2013
Diplomatic relations between Taipei and Manila have rapidly worsened in an escalating war of words, sanctions and military exercises.
By John Watanabe, 15 May 2013
The latest disasters underscore the continued absence of basic safety protections for Chinese mining workers amid the relentless drive by the government and companies for higher profit and output.
By John Chan, 13 May 2013
The suspicious death of a young female migrant worker sparked demonstrations in the Chinese capital.
By John Chan, 10 May 2013
There are growing concerns about China’s slowing economy and the fragility of its financial system.
By John Chan, 9 May 2013
The 2013 annual Pentagon report on the Chinese military depicts China as an aggressor threatening global cyber security and regional stability in Asia-Pacific.
By Julien Kiemle and Marc Wells, 6 May 2013
Governor Brown’s recent trip to China aims at attracting Chinese capital with promises of poverty wages in California.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 4 May 2013
The current border stand-off between India and China reflects the explosive political tensions unleashed by the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.”
By Deepal Jayasekera, 27 April 2013
India has alleged that a platoon of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) intruded 10 kilometers into Indian territory.
By John Chan, 26 April 2013
The Chinese media has appealed for a joint “war on terror” with the US as means of convincing Obama to ease up on his “pivot to Asia.”
By John Chan, 20 April 2013
Confronted by Obama’s aggressive “pivot to Asia” aimed at encircling China, Beijing has been forced to rethink its military doctrine.
By John Chan, 18 April 2013
Taiwan launched live-fire exercises this week, based on the premise of countering a Chinese attack on islands in the Taiwan Strait.
By John Chan, 15 April 2013
Kerry made clear that the US would continue to deploy advanced weapons in the region, unless Beijing “put some teeth” into forcing North Korea to denuclearise.
By John Chan, 10 April 2013
A debate has opened up in Chinese ruling circles over its longstanding alliance with North Korea.
By Patrick O’Connor, 10 April 2013
Rudd’s international tour reflects concerns in ruling circles about the growing danger of war between China and the US.
By Peter Symonds, 6 April 2013
The committee’s purpose is to refocus all aspects of the Australian state apparatus on China as an integral part of Washington’s confrontational policies toward Beijing.
By John Chan, 4 April 2013
Amid China’s economic slowdown and falling exports, sharpening social tensions have been expressed in several strikes by workers.
By John Chan, 3 April 2013
Each of the three latest disasters occurred in a large enterprise directly owned and operated by the national government.
By John Chan, 28 March 2013
Xi declared that China would treat Africa as an “equal” partner, in contrast to the former colonial powers.
By John Chan, 26 March 2013
Mutual concern over US militarism is driving China and Russia into closer military and economic ties.
By Peter Symonds, 21 March 2013
China has warned that the US boosting of anti-ballistic missile systems in the Asia Pacific will only intensify geo-political antagonisms.
By John Chan, 20 March 2013
Premier Li Keqiang has now joined the new CCP leadership as it prepares to implement a sweeping pro-business agenda.
By John Chan, 18 March 2013
The two top leaders—President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang—set out their economic and foreign policy orientation in broad terms.
By John Chan, 16 March 2013
While seeking to avoid any immediate confrontation with the US, China’s new president has emphasised the need to defend the country’s core interests.
By John Chan, 8 March 2013
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, as he stepped down, warned of an “unbalanced” and “unsustainable” economy.
By Peter Symonds, 27 February 2013
Ex-assistant secretary of state Kurt Campbell described the escalating tensions between China and Japan as the most difficult situation he had faced.
By Sampath Perera, 26 February 2013
Indian opposition to the transfer of the Pakistani port to China points to the explosive geo-political tensions triggered by the US “pivot to Asia.”
By Peter Symonds, 23 February 2013
The demonisation of China as a global cyber threat follows a well-established modus operandi: it is to establish the pretext for new US acts of aggression.
By Barry Grey, 21 February 2013
The anti-China propaganda offensive is part of an aggressive expansion of US military capabilities, both conventional and cyber-based.
By John Roberts, 19 February 2013
Beijing has intervened to shore up its relations with Burma and to prevent the ethnic conflict from spilling into southern China.
By John Chan, 16 February 2013
The surge of debt during 2012 is a sign of financial distress, as local governments struggle with a slowing economy, and borrow to repay existing loans.
By John Chan, 13 February 2013
The move—backed by the Chinese regime and Western corporate giants—is an attempt to avert a social explosion.
By Peter Symonds, 7 February 2013
The latest Japanese claims come on top of months of escalating friction between the two countries following Tokyo’s “nationalisation” of the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.