In recent weeks there has been a significant turn by the Trump administration towards a new international offensive, primarily focused on China, but with stepped up polemics also against Russia and Iran, and threats of escalated action in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
By Ruby Cooper
Xi Jinping’s speech to the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party underlined China’s growing international leadership in the global battle to stop climate change. This is an important issue for humanity given the catastrophic consequences that will result if this challenge is not successfully tackled.
By John Ross
It is simply an objective fact that China has made in total the greatest contribution to human well-being of any country – in particular to the most historically oppressed sections of humanity, those therefore of special interest to socialists throughout the world.
By Mark Buckley
The beleaguered Trump presidency has continued to ramp up its war rhetoric against North Korea. But the impediments to any attack, even a nuclear attack are substantial. The real target for the US administration is China.
The following article by John Ross, explaining why the Belt & Road region is now the main locomotive in the world economy, was previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.
The importance of the Belt and Road (B&R) summit for China and participating countries is well known. What is not so widely grasped is that the B&R region is now by far the most powerful locomotive not only of the regional but of the global economy. To be precise:
· Measured at current exchange rates the IMF projects that in the next five years’ growth in the B&R region measured in absolute dollar terms will be almost twice that in North America and four times that in Europe.
The following article by John Ross, setting out the economic fundamentals confronting the US, was previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.
This article was published in Chinese before the recent summit between Chancellor Merkel and President Trump – which strongly confirmed its analysis.
The first steps by Trump as US President confirmed that he will pursue an anti-China policy but also that he will use different tactics to Obama and Clinton.