The war drive against China
By Nick Beams, 21 January 2021
Yellen’s nomination seems assured, as she enjoys support from both the Republicans and Wall Street.
By Bill Van Auken, 21 January 2021
Veterans of the Obama administration’s wars in the Middle East, drone assassinations and pivot to Asia, the nominees were largely embraced by Senate Republicans.
By Julie Hyland, 18 January 2021
The British government has been at pains to downplay the January 6 coup attempt by outgoing US President Donald Trump, sections of the military intelligence complex and their fascist supporters.
By Mike Head, 16 January 2021
In effect, Chinese investment is now being banned across most of the economy, in preparation for military conflict.
By Peter Symonds, 14 January 2021
Last weekend, US Secretary of State Pompeo announced a sweeping shift in diplomatic protocols in dealing with Taiwan, giving the green light for lifting all restrictions on contact between Washington and Taipei.
By Laurent Lafrance and Roger Jordan, 14 January 2021
Tensions between Canada and China are growing sharper as Ottawa swings ever more openly behind US imperialism’s aggressive diplomatic, economic and military-strategic offensive against Beijing.
By Alex Lantier, 5 January 2021
Officials of the incoming Biden administration and their European allies denounced the EU–China deal, which they tried to halt before it was signed on December 30.
US secretary of state incites xenophobic hysteria against Chinese students, denounces “anti-American” universities
By Dominic Gustavo, 17 December 2020
The remarks represent a coming together of the war drive against China and the assault on the exchange of ideas on college campuses.
By Peter Symonds, 14 December 2020
President-elect Joe Biden has made clear that he will continue the aggressive confrontation with Beijing that was launched by the Obama administration a decade ago and stepped up under Trump.
By Rohantha De Silva, 14 December 2020
Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s trip to Sri Lanka was aimed at securing maritime cooperation to counteract Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean region.
By Miguel Andrade, 10 December 2020
Bolsonaro has repeatedly railed against the CoronaVac vaccine being produced in the country in cooperation with a Chinese company, as several regions are approaching a healthcare system collapse.
By Mike Head, 10 December 2020
The passage of the legislation marks another escalation in the Australian ruling elite’s alignment behind the US confrontation with Beijing, despite China being Australia’s largest export market.
By Rohantha De Silva, 7 December 2020
The landlocked and poverty-stricken Himalayan country has become another focal point in the dangerous geo-political rivalry between India and the US on one side, and China on the other.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2020
The chief of the US Southern Command warned Wednesday that US imperialism’s “competitive edge” is eroding as a result of growing Chinese influence in the Western Hemisphere.
By Tom Peters, 5 December 2020
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did not condemn the murder of at least 39 unarmed people in Afghanistan by Australian special forces, but denounced a Chinese official’s tweet that drew attention to these war crimes.
Australian ruling elite responds to Chinese condemnation of Afghan war crimes with nationalist hysteria
By Oscar Grenfell, 2 December 2020
Having covered up and downplayed the atrocities against Afghan civilians, Australia’s official parties and the corporate media are up in arms about a tweet condemning the war crimes.
By John Braddock, 1 December 2020
The move to establish closer Fiji-Australian military ties is part of the intensifying US-led build-up to counter China’s influence in the south west Pacific.
By Mike Head, 19 November 2020
The two governments echoed the Trump administration’s accusations of Chinese aggression and aligned themselves with the expected intensification of the US confrontation under a Biden administration.
By Roger Jordan, 18 November 2020
The NDP has signalled its support for expanding Canada’s longstanding military-strategic partnership with US imperialism under a Joe Biden–led Democratic Party administration.
By Shuvu Batta and Keith Jones, 17 November 2020
The Indian Ocean exercise is a clear signal that the US and its Quad allies—India, Japan and Australia—are now seeking to develop the capacity and expertise for joint military planning and action, including combat, against China.
By Saman Gunadasa, 31 October 2020
The US has been hostile to China’s influence in strategically important Sri Lanka, as preparations for a US-instigated war against China are escalated.
By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 29 October 2020
India’s BJP government has exploited the ongoing military border standoff with China to integrate India still more fully into American imperialism’s incendiary military-strategic offensive against Beijing.
By Mike Head, 22 October 2020
None of the latest announcements explicitly named China as the target, but they flowed from a meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between the US, India, Japan and Australia on October 6, where US Secretary of State Pompeo denounced Beijing.
By Vijith Samarasinghe, 15 October 2020
Pompeo’s visit is another step in Washington’s policy of pushing its Asian regional partners into direct military confrontation with Beijing.
By Ben McGrath, 13 October 2020
Taiwan is being made the frontlines of a potential US-led war against the Chinese mainland.
By Peter Symonds, 8 October 2020
The US has been pushing for the transformation of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue involving Japan, India and Australia into a formal military alliance as part of its escalating war drive against China.
Indian and Chinese militaries dig in for prolonged border standoff, as “de-escalation” efforts flounder
By Rohantha De Silva and Keith Jones, 30 September 2020
Encouraged by Washington, India has taken an increasingly belligerent and provocative stance in its tense five-month-long border confrontation with China.
By Bill Van Auken, 23 September 2020
The annual opening of the UN General Assembly was held under the shadow of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the growing threat of imperialist war.
By Ben McGrath, 23 September 2020
US accusations of human right violations in Xinjiang are highly selective, meant to further US imperialist interests and to provide a pretext for military aggression.
By Kevin Reed, 21 September 2020
In an unprecedented act of imperialist piracy, the assets of Chinese-owned video sharing app TikTok are being handed over to Oracle, Walmart and group of private investors.
By Jordan Shilton and Keith Jones, 12 September 2020
US support for India and efforts by major European powers to boost their military-strategic presence in the Indo-Pacific could cascade the border crisis into a catastrophic war.
By Mike Head, 12 September 2020
The timeline of this affair points to an intensifying anti-China propaganda campaign, instigated by Washington and the intelligence apparatus.
By Oscar Grenfell, 10 September 2020
Amid an escalating diplomatic conflict, it has emerged that the Australian intelligence agencies have been targeting Chinese journalists and academics.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 5 September 2020
India’s increasingly aggressive stance against China is being stoked by Washington.
By Mike Head, 29 August 2020
The bill was announced amid bellicose anti-China speeches by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and an accompanying media witch hunt.
By Ben McGrath, 29 August 2020
The ultimate responsibility for the dangerous escalation of tensions rests with Washington, which is continuing to try to provoke China.
By Nick Beams, 19 August 2020
The latest US bans against the Chinese telecom giant have been described by one financial analyst as a “death sentence” for its global operations.
By Kevin Reed, 8 August 2020
On Thursday, the US president signed two executive orders that will ban the operation of TikTok and WeChat in the US unless they are acquired by US-based companies within 45 days.
By Nick Beams, 8 August 2020
The move has been couched in terms of protecting “investor safety,” but it is another component of the economic warfare being carried out by Washington.
By Peter Symonds, 8 August 2020
Kevin Rudd argues that the danger of war between the US and China is greater than at any time since the 1950s and warns the risk “will be especially high” in the lead-up to the US presidential election.
By Mike Head, 30 July 2020
The joint AUSMIN statement by top Australian and US officials broadcast all the Trump administration’s incendiary and unproven allegations against China.
By Peter Symonds, 25 July 2020
By ruling out a return to the policy of “containment,” Pompeo’s speech marks a strategy aimed at regime change in Beijing.
By Mike Head, 23 July 2020
The White House, facing a massive domestic crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, is seeking to divert internal tensions outward.
By Jacob Crosse, 22 July 2020
Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi are accused by the US government of hacking private computer networks with assistance from the Chinese government in order to steal intellectual property, including COVID-19 research.
By Nick Beams, 18 July 2020
After securing a decision by the UK government to ban the Chinese firm Huawei from its 5G rollout, the US is pressuring the Merkel government in Germany to take the same decision.
By Peter Symonds, 17 July 2020
Confronted with an economic and social crisis at home and his own worsening election prospects, Trump is aggressively confronting China across a whole range of potentially explosive issues.
By Thomas Scripps, 16 July 2020
US President Donald Trump was quick to boast of his administration’s responsibility for the UK’s volte face.
By Peter Symonds, 11 July 2020
Washington’s increasingly shrill campaign is part of a US confrontation across the full range of issues—diplomatic, economic and military—that are leading to war.
By Tom Peters, 11 July 2020
The Labour Party-led government is spending billions on new naval vessels and armoured vehicles, while praising the Australian military build-up against China.
By Mike Head, 4 July 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has identified the Indo-Pacific as the likely arena for another world war, directed against China.
By Lily Zhao, 2 July 2020
Beijing has offered little or no assistance to the thousands of Chinese students, scholars and tourists trapped overseas by COVID-19 travel bans.
By Keith Jones, 20 June 2020
Senior US official David Stilwell provocatively told a press briefing that the Chinese army had “invaded” the “contested area” between India and China.
By Keith Jones, 18 June 2020
The Indo-China border dispute is only one of numerous global flashpoints where US aggression has incited or aggravated inter-state conflicts and transformed them into potential catalysts of a global conflagration.
By Keith Jones, 17 June 2020
It is the enmeshing of the India-China rivalry with the strategic confrontation between China and US imperialism that makes the border dispute so combustible and incendiary.
By Peter Symonds, 13 June 2020
The deployments underscore the strategic shift by the Pentagon from the so-called “war on terror” to great power competition that heightens the danger of conflict between nuclear-armed powers.
By Alex Lantier, 12 June 2020
As social anger grows over police brutality and the COVID-19 pandemic, the danger that the ruling elite will try to suppress class conflict with external wars is rising.
By Jean Shaoul, 9 June 2020
The “Get Brexit Done/Global Britain” perspective has been exposed as a chimera.
By Peter Symonds, 30 May 2020
US President Trump dramatically escalated his reckless anti-China campaign yesterday, making clear that a dangerous confrontation between the two countries is all but inevitable.
By Shuvu Batta, 29 May 2020
The Trump administration is reportedly planning to expel some three to five thousand Chinese graduate students and researchers.
By Keith Jones, 29 May 2020
US President Donald Trump intruded into the tense border standoff between China and India Wednesday with a spurious offer to mediate and even “arbitrate” “their now raging border dispute.”
By Mike Head, 26 May 2020
Pompeo’s bullying intervention is part of an intensifying campaign by Washington to confront China economically and militarily.
By Tom Peters, 22 May 2020
New Zealand, a de facto American ally and member of the US-led Five Eyes intelligence network, is integrated into the anti-China build-up.
By Joseph Kishore—Socialist Equality Party candidate for president, 22 May 2020
The SEP rejects the chauvinistic attacks by the Trump administration and Democrats aimed at shifting responsibility for the mass death due to the coronavirus pandemic from the American ruling class.
By Peter Symonds, 21 May 2020
The US has provocatively hailed the re-election of Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen and pressed Taiwan’s case at the annual World Health Organisation (WHO) ministerial assembly.
By Roger Jordan, 21 May 2020
Conservative leader Scheer’s inflammatory comment, likening the Liberal government’s policy towards Beijing to British imperialism’s attempt to reach an accommodation with Nazi Germany, marks a new high point in the Canadian elite’s frenzied anti-China campaign.
By Shuvu Batta, 19 May 2020
The US federal government has arrested researchers and scientists of Chinese descent as part of an accelerated crackdown on alleged participants of China’s “Thousand Talents” program.
By Peter Symonds, 18 May 2020
Blaming China not only deflects attention from the Trump administration’s responsibility for the horrific US death toll, but feeds into its anti-China trade war measures.
By Mike Head, 18 May 2020
Successive Australian governments have been in the forefront of imposing tariffs and other restrictions on imports from China.
By Nick Beams, 15 May 2020
A series of comments published in the New York Times in recent days points to the rise of economic nationalism within the US political establishment the logic of which is war against China.
By Peter Symonds, 13 May 2020
The claims of Chinese hacking of vaccine research are not only part of the Trump’s anti-China propaganda war but will be used to justify US cyber warfare against Beijing.
By Mike Head, 11 May 2020
The primary fear in these ruling circles is that the assertions are so unreliable that they discredit the US confrontation with China, in which Australia is on the frontline.
By Bill Van Auken, 9 May 2020
For all of the vapid talk about us all being in it together, the US ruling class views the pandemic as an instrument of war.
By Peter Symonds, 2 May 2020
US President Trump has stepped up his propaganda war and threats against China, blaming it for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has cost the lives of more than 230,000 people internationally.
By Mike Head, 2 May 2020
Australia unilaterally called for an international inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic, boosting the Trump administration’s unsubstantiated accusations against China.
By John Braddock, 29 April 2020
The attempt to foist responsibility for COVID-19 on China, recently endorsed by the Ardern Labour government, is a reactionary political lie.
By Peter Symonds, 23 April 2020
As it amplifies its inflammatory rhetoric blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration is also raising military tensions in the South China Sea.
By Oscar Grenfell, 21 April 2020
The Australian government, backed by the Labor opposition, is positioning itself as the Trump administration’s attack dog, repeating its unsubstantiated claims against China and the World Health Organisation.
By Roger Jordan, 18 April 2020
The campaign aims to divert anger over the Western powers’ disastrous response to the pandemic and further integrate Canada into Washington’s offensive against Beijing.
By Ben McGrath, 26 February 2020
The US media has exploited the outbreak of the Covid-19 to ramp up the campaign to vilify China as Washington mounts an across-the-board confrontation with Beijing.
By Mike Head, 24 February 2020
Echoing Pentagon terminology, Prime Minister Morrison declared the Tindal base was the “sharp end of the spear.”
By Mike Head, 20 February 2020
The line-up behind the US confrontation with China sheds further light on the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
By Tom Hall, 30 January 2020
The bipartisan support for the USMCA shows that all factions in Washington agree on an intensification of economic conflict with China.
Canadian judge begins hearing Washington’s geopolitically explosive demand for extradition of top Huawei executive
By Roger Jordan, 23 January 2020
Canadian authorities seized Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the behest of Washington, which is seeking her extradition on the basis of bogus fraud charges.
By Robert Stevens, 18 January 2020
The rollout of 5G broadband wireless networks globally is becoming an arena for the eruption of geopolitical tensions.
By Tom Peters, 16 January 2020
Action Zealandia, whose website resembles the Christchurch terrorist’s manifesto, placed racist posters on National Party MP Jian Yang’s office.
By Alex Lantier, 30 December 2019
The exercises are a signal that a US-led war targeting Iran could rapidly escalate into a global conflict involving the major nuclear powers.
By Nick Beams, 16 December 2019
In the longer term, the US wrecking operation against the World Trade Organisation is probably the most significant action in the global trade war.
By Peter Symonds, 12 December 2019
The Trump administration has made clear that it has no intention of meeting North Korea’s end-of-year deadline for meaningful talks, thus setting the stage for confrontation and conflict.
By Oscar Grenfell, 5 December 2019
The collapse of Wang Liqiang’s story, and the revelation that he is most likely “the spy who wasn’t,” is an object lesson in the fraudulent character of the entire anti-China campaign.
By Peter Symonds, 28 November 2019
Washington has a long record of cynically exploiting “human rights” to justify regime-change operations, military provocations and wars, while ignoring the gross abuses of key allies.
By Oscar Grenfell, 28 November 2019
There is little doubt that the anti-China barrage in Australia is the result of consultations with, and substantial pressure from, the US military and intelligence establishment.
By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 27 November 2019
Trump’s National Security Adviser demanded Canada massively hike military spending, restrict Huawei, and militarize the Arctic to counter China and Russia.
By James Cogan, 21 November 2019
Warnings that US-China tensions could lead to war were largely dismissed by the majority of the forum speakers.
By James Cogan, 19 November 2019
The hypocrisy of the latest anti-China outburst is underscored by the Australian government refusal to allow Chelsea Manning, the American whistleblower and defender of democratic rights, to travel to the country.
By Nick Beams, 13 November 2019
In a speech to the New York Economic Club, Trump claimed, amid falling GDP numbers, that his administration had “launched an economic boom the likes of which we have never seen before.”
By Nick Beams, 11 November 2019
Trump’s remarks were in response to a statement by Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng that the two sides had agreed to reduce tariffs on each other’s goods as part of any agreement.
By Mike Head, 11 November 2019
The formation of the RCEP would be a blow to Washington and its drive to isolate, militarily encircle and subjugate China.
By Andre Damon, 5 November 2019
The newspapers most closely associated with the Democratic Party and the US intelligence agencies are inciting racially-motivated suspicions of Americans of Chinese ancestry.
By Tom Peters, 2 November 2019
Brady is demanding a full-scale witch hunt against Chinese “interference” in order to align New Zealand even more closely with US war preparations.
By Andre Damon, 22 October 2019
In a full-page editorial in its Sunday edition, the New York Times engaged in a vicious anti-Chinese rant, warning of a “dangerous and growing threat” by the “aggressive … Communist state.”