Deconstructing the slogan ‘Neither Washington nor Beijing’

In this video here, Invent the Future editor Carlos Martinez discusses the slogan ‘Neither Washington nor Beijing, but international socialism’.

The slogan seems to be gaining traction in parts of the Western left, particularly in Britain, the US, Canada and Australia.

Carlos addresses the question of whether China is imperialist; whether China is engaging with Africa in a neocolonial manner; how the multipolar model promoted by China is part of the long road to socialism; and why the left should defend China against US-led cold war, regardless of what they think of its political and economic system.

The video is based on this (12,000-word) article here.

If you want to check up on any of the assertions made in the video, the article is fully referenced.

To see the video click here.