China and US relations in Latin America

The Biden presidency will probably change some of the Trump administration’s tactics towards China. But Biden will not change the underlying anti-China policies of the US openly launched under Trump. The most probable variant is that a Biden administration will try to persuade a number of countries to enter a ‘broad anti-China front’ – instead…

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Class and Race in the US Presidential election

[The following article analysing the US Presidential election was written specifically for an audience in China. However it deals with overall trends in the US Presidential election itself and its consequences for the global situation.] US-China relations after the victory of Biden Biden’s victory in the US Presidential election took some in China by surprise.…

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The coronavirus crisis’s colossal impact will only deepen further

Two huge coronavirus shocks The coronavirus is literally a life and death issue for millions of people – this is why it is totally dominating mass attention and the media. It has also simultaneously produced a gigantic global economic shock. It is impossible to separate these two issues because the coronavirus’s impact on the global…

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China’s is succeeding in containing the coronavirus – can the West?

Below is the translation of a key article evaluating the current situation of the coronavirus epidemic both in China and internationally by one of China’s most followed and influential Chinese foreign policy commentators, Zhan Hao. Zhan Hao’s early article on the coronavirus threat on 29 January, ‘In response to the Wuhan epidemic,’ had 19 million…

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Trade war – bad polls & bad economic numbers pressure Trump

US share markets rose sharply on news of the announcement that Presidents Xi and Trump would meet at the G20 summit – as the Financial Times simply summarised it ‘Trump plan to meet Xi on trade sends US equities sharply higher’. This was a welcome piece of goods news for President Trump after a period…

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China prepares for economic ‘prolonged war’ with Trump

‘At least two other organizations have more power over [US financial] markets than the White House. They are the US Federal Reserve and the Chinese Communist Party. Trump does not directly control either of them.’ This brutal analysis is particularly significant as it is by one of the most senior and accurate Western specialists on…

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China’s plans for Green Growth

‘People centred development’, including special emphasis on ‘green growth,’ was a central theme of this year’s annual China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) – its legislative body. The focus of the NPC, together with the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) which is held simultaneously, is always primarily domestic. However, China’s domestic agenda necessarily impacts on…

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