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.
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.