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Disenfranchised book cover

Chris Slee reviews a recent book exploring the rise and fall of workers' power in China.

Xinjiang Year Zero

Chris Slee reviews a new collection of articles dealing with the oppression of the Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang province.

China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade book cover

Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Chris Slee reviews Red Roulette, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration in China.

Chris Slee reviews David Brophy's new book, which looks behind the fear campaign about China, and the issues of human rights, the US-Australia alliance and economic rivalries.

Jim McIlroy reviews Behind the Cold War on China, an important contribution to the current debate about China today.

Rather than being “a force for global good”, the goal of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is to deepen military and economic pressure on China, writes Vijay Prashad.

Currency battles are a symptom of the race towards global inter-imperialist war, write Graham Drew and Kelvin McQueen

Chris Slee takes a look at a new book that explores the huge environmental cost of China's rapid economic growth over the past 40 years.

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified by lies that form the bedrock of the United States' war propaganda in the 21st century, writes John Pilger.

Unfree Speech is a journey of a young activist that challenges the common stereotype of modern-day youth being incompetent and apathetic, instead presenting a stark contrast of youth interested in and concerned about their futures, write Alex Salmon and Mark Tan.

“Heung gong jan, gaa jau!” (Hong Kongers, add oil) is a rallying cry that could be translated to mean “Go Hong Kongers!” according to Anthony Daripan, as he recounts the experience of Hong Kong protesters last year facing police tear gas. Alex Salmon takes a look at his detailed account of the protest movement that erupted in June last year.

While the rise of the Chinese economy has often been touted as a miracle, many economists have pointed out some alarming risks.

Capitalism cannot solve the climate crisis, and Chinese capitalism is no exception, writes Chris Slee.

The USA has many friends and many foes, as does the Russian Federation. The perceptions about these nuclear armed powers is mainly determined by their leaders. President Trump, supposedly the leader of the 'free world" and President Putin, the autocratic former KGB operative strong man who rules with an iron fist. Their recent Helsinki summit does little to reassure people, friends or enemies, of whom of these two to believe or trust.

With growing concern over the possibility of a trade war between China and the United States, Marty Hart-Landsberg takes a look at the issues at stake.

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