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.
By Nick Beams, 6 July 2015
The Chinese central bank’s commitment to provide funds to financial markets indicates growing concern in government circles over the depth of the stock market fall.
By Nick Beams, 3 July 2015
The World Bank has again described the Chinese financial system as unbalanced and potentially unstable.
By Oliver Campbell, 2 July 2015
The establishment of the bank, a blow to US plans for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific, was accompanied by a ratcheting up of Washington’s campaign against China.
By Nick Beams, 29 June 2015
The People’s Bank of China is increasingly responding to events rather than following a pre-determined strategy.
By Oliver Campbell, 27 June 2015
The talks took place amid an escalation of Washington’s diplomatic, military and economic campaign against China.
By Oliver Campbell, 22 June 2015
The apparent suicide deaths of four young children in the impoverished Guizhou province underscores the desperate plight facing millions of rural poor.
By James Cogan, 20 June 2015
Military deployments are taking place in Asia that would be viewed in China as preparations for a potential provocation.
By Ben McGrath, 20 June 2015
Thousands gathered over the weekend to oppose bills to expand the role of the armed forces and its capacity to wage war.
By Nick Beams, 19 June 2015
The US has received a blunt warning about shifting relations in Asia from Singapore’s foreign minister.
By Ben McGrath, 13 June 2015
Zhou Yongkang has been imprisoned for corruption and abuse of power, removing one of President Xi Jinping’s most powerful opponents.
By Oliver Campbell, 12 June 2015
Even as the manufacturing industry continues to stagnate, speculation in shares is soaring.
By Peter Symonds, 11 June 2015
The Obama administration has inflamed tensions as a means of driving a wedge between China and its South East Asian nations.
By Peter Symonds, 9 June 2015
Directed against Chinese activities in the South China Sea, the final G7 communiqué “strongly opposed” any changes to the status quo in the world’s oceans, “such as large-scale land reclamation.”
By Thomas Gaist, 6 June 2015
Unsubstantiated accusations that Beijing stole personal data on millions of federal government employees are being trumpeted to boost the US war agenda.
By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2015
Along with the war of words over Chinese land reclamation in the South China Sea, military preparations are being made.
By Ben McGrath, 6 June 2015
Details of safety violations have emerged after one of the worst maritime disasters in China’s recent history.
By Ben McGrath, 3 June 2015
Of the 458, people on board, only 14 have been rescued alive and seven bodies recovered.
By Peter Symonds, 2 June 2015
Acting on Washington’s behalf, Canberra is drawing up plans to challenge China by flying a military aircraft into what Beijing considers its territorial airspace.
By Joseph Santolan, 2 June 2015
The move to co-produce weapons in Vietnam is aimed at curtailing Russian influence and fully enmeshing Hanoi in Washington’s imperial orbit.
By Peter Symonds, 1 June 2015
If a Chinese aircraft carrier was in the Gulf of Mexico, Washington would be denouncing China’s flagrant aggression and acts of war.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2015
Ashton Carter demanded that China halt its “unprecedented” land reclamation in the South China Sea and declared the US would continue its provocative overflights.
By Alexander Fangmann, 30 May 2015
The trip yielded a variety of trade and investment deals, along with infrastructure initiatives—all aimed at counteracting slowing domestic growth while expanding influence in the region.
By Peter Symonds, 28 May 2015
Ashton Carter declared that the Pentagon would continue its “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea.
By James Cogan, 28 May 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will reportedly receive a briefing within two weeks on military “options” to challenge China’s territorial claims.
By Peter Symonds, 27 May 2015
The Obama administration is preparing to step up the war of words against China at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.
By Peter Symonds, 26 May 2015
Through its reckless actions, the US has placed the world on the precipice of war between nuclear-armed powers.
By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2015
Despite strenuous official denials, Australia “will probably be hosting some American B1 supersonic bombers after all.”
By Peter Symonds, 23 May 2015
The unprecedented presence of a CNN news team on a US navy surveillance flight this week was aimed at ramping up pressure on China over the South China Sea.
By Nick Beams, 23 May 2015
Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment.
By Ben McGrath, 22 May 2015
The demonstration over plans to re-route a planned rail line away from Linshui county highlights the worsening social crisis in many areas of China.
By Patrick Martin, 21 May 2015
The case is a deliberate attempt to increase US-China tensions on the eve of House and Senate votes on an anti-China trade bill.
By Peter Symonds, 21 May 2015
The Australian reports that “momentum is building strongly in Washington” to fly warplanes or send warships within the 12-mile territorial limit surrounding Chinese-held islets.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 21 May 2015
Overshadowing Modi’s entire visit was the heightening of tensions across the Indo-Pacific region as a result of Washington’s “pivot to Asia.”
By Ben McGrath, 20 May 2015
Kerry used his trip to South Korea to deepen military ties, supposedly in order to counter the threat posed by North Korea.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2015
No one should be surprised by a new US provocation suddenly emerging to try to stampede public opinion behind military operations against China.
By James Cogan, 16 May 2015
Above all, the denials surrounding US war plans against China are directed at keeping the working class in the dark about the dangers of conflict.
By James Cogan, 15 May 2015
Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger.
By Peter Symonds, 15 May 2015
The Chinese President Xi was given pride of place, seated alongside Russian President Putin, during the military parade through Red Square to mark the end of World War II.
By Joseph Santolan, 14 May 2015
The move would be a reckless act of military brinkmanship calculated to force Beijing to back down on its territorial claims.
By Nick Beams, 13 May 2015
The latest rate cut has raised concerns that China’s financial authorities are “behind the curve” of the country’s economic slowdown.
By Ben McGrath, 8 May 2015
Xi Jinping and Eric Chu met to discuss collaboration as Taiwan seeks to join international trade agreements and China’s AIIB.
By James Cogan, 7 May 2015
Beijing’s attempts to match US militarism are being seized upon to demand even greater aggression.
By Nick Beams, 2 May 2015
The report’s theme is that there is no prospect for peaceful coexistence or mutual understanding between the US and China.
By Alex Lantier, 2 May 2015
Live-fire exercises planned by Moscow and Beijing off the coast of Europe testify to escalating tensions between the major powers.
By Peter Symonds, 28 April 2015
While the summit did not embrace the Philippine demand for an immediate halt to Chinese land reclamation on disputed islands, the final statement did take a more hard-line stand.
By Athiyan Silva, 28 April 2015
The deal would allow China to largely circumvent the threat of a blockade of its energy imports by US and allied navies in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
By Nick Beams, 16 April 2015
The decline in Chinese growth to the lowest point since the global financial crisis is having significant international consequences.
By Peter Symonds, 13 April 2015
Over the past five years, the US has deliberately inflamed territorial disputes in the South China Sea into dangerous flashpoints that risk triggering a war.
By Athiyan Silva, 11 April 2015
As the imperialist powers in North America and Europe seek to divide up markets in Russia and Asia, inter-imperialist tensions are coming to the fore.
By Ben McGrath, 11 April 2015
Industrial accidents in China are a regular occurrence amid the corporate drive to boost profits at the expense of safety and health standards.
By Peter Symonds, 9 April 2015
Ashton Carter is visiting Japan and South Korea to integrate their militaries more closely into the Pentagon’s preparations for war with China.
By Ben McGrath, 9 April 2015
Xi Jinping’s government is cracking down on state-owned enterprises as it imposes a pro-market agenda.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 7 April 2015
Newly-elected Sirisena has shifted foreign policy toward the US and India, but has few options other than to seek much-needed financial assistance from China.
By Mike Head, 4 April 2015
Talks have broken down again on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed US-dominated bloc.
By James Cogan, 2 April 2015
Prominent figures in Washington are attempting to make China’s alleged activities a major issue of geopolitical tension.
By Nick Beams, 1 April 2015
The decision by some 40 countries to sign up for the China-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is a critical marker in the economic decline of American imperialism.
By Ben McGrath, 31 March 2015
Seoul’s decision was welcomed by China and came in defiance of US pressure.
By Nick Beams, 19 March 2015
The British decision to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has opened the way for other European powers to sign up, despite intense opposition from the US.
By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 17 March 2015
Closer ties with Washington have encouraged the Burmese military to take a more pronounced anti-China stance.
By Nick Beams, 16 March 2015
The British decision to participate in the Chinese-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank was taken largely behind the back of the United States.
By Manusha Fernando, 16 March 2015
Suspension of the Chinese investment project is bound up with the shift of Sri Lankan foreign policy under the new government away from Beijing and towards Washington.
By Peter Symonds, 14 March 2015
The US maritime strategic document released yesterday is a recipe for intensifying tensions in Asia and compounding the danger of war with China.
By Tom Peters, 14 March 2015
The government has attempted to suppress discussion of the revelations, which point to New Zealand’s collaboration with the US “pivot to Asia,” aimed at militarily encircling China.
By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 10 March 2015
The Indian prime minister’s tour of Indian Ocean island states is unfolding just days after the head of the US Pacific Fleet urged New Delhi to play a much larger role in the Asia-Pacific region.