Trump’s tour of Asia: an emperor with no clothes

17th November 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Jude Woodward

Despite the razzamatazz of Trump’s visit to Asia, the verdict of the international news media was unanimous: the trip had simply served to underline the US’s declining influence in Asia; a decline that Trump is blamed for accelerating by ceding leadership to China on the crucial issues of contemporary geopolitics: trade, climate change, development and multilateral agreements.

Xi Jinping sets the tone for global fight against climate change

2nd November 2017 Socialist Action 0

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.

The world will be listening to Xi Jinping at Davos

17th January 2017 Socialist Action 0

The following article by John Ross, examining the significance of Xi Jinping’s participation in the Davos World Economic Forum, was previously published by Socialist Economic Bulletin.

Xi Jinping is the first Chinese president to speak at the Davos World Economic Forum. This visit has attracted even greater international media attention than the normally high levels of interest in a trip by China’s leader. As the Financial Times chief foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman put it, “The big star of this year’s forum is certain to be Xi Jinping.”

China’s statement on the death of Fidel Castro

27th November 2016 Socialist Action 0

Below is the official statement made by Chinese President Xi Jinping on the death of Fidel Castro. It is highly interesting as it could not offer greater praise to the Cuban leader. This indicates relations between Cuba and China and the character of the Communist Party of China itself. The message was formally addressed to Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.