Radical China-U.S. decoupling will throw humanity back by decades

Radical China-U.S. decoupling will throw humanity back by decades

Interview with Gordon Dumoulin, TFF AssociateOn CGTN September 7, 2020 Chinese students in U.S. universities are increasingly becoming the collateral damage of the ongoing China-U.S. friction. The University of North Texas (UNT) recently became the first American university to cut ties with the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) resulting in the expulsion of 15 Chinese visiting […]

When is China-bashing racist?

When is China-bashing racist?

Designer: Yu Jiansu at CGTN.com Martin Powers September 4, 2020 Ann Arbor (Special to Informed Comment) – On the left, there is widespread agreement that Trump’s immigration policies are informed by white supremacist doctrines. His travel ban on Middle Eastern nations was racially charged, not to mention restricting aid to Puerto Ricans ravaged by a […]

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Will China’s bruited $400 bn. investment in Iran make Beijing an oil Gulf power?

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) holds talks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, June 10, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Lin) August 31, 2020 By Niranjan Jose The relationship between China and Iran has been in the spotlight recently. A huge, 25-year deal is reportedly being considered that would see $400 billion of Chinese […]

China: Everything proceeds according to plan – Complete interruption of relations with the US

China: Everything proceeds according to plan – Complete interruption of relations with the US

Pepe Escobar August 26, 2020 Let’s start with the story of an incredibly disappearing summit. Every August, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) converges to the town of Beidaihe, a seaside resort some two hours away from Beijing, to discuss serious policies that then coalesce into key planning strategies to be approved at […]

The China Fear Factor

The China Fear Factor

August 24, 2020 Michael Wong Vice President of Veterans For Peace, Chapter 69 America vs. China: “A Clash of Civilizations” Hillary Clinton famously said, “’I don’t want my grandchildren to live in a world dominated by the Chinese.”   During his tenure, President Obama launched his “Pivot to Asia,” moving 60% of US naval power to […]

Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous ‘Peking’ Policy

Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous ‘Peking’ Policy

Photo: U.S. President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai toast, Feb. 25, 1972. (White House/Wikimedia Commons) A rant by Mike Pompeo regarding what the U.S. should do with China led to a fruitful exchange between an old China, and an old Soviet hand, writes Ray McGovern. August 24. 2020 Ray McGovern Quick. Somebody tell Mike […]

Is Donald Trump losing his tech war with China’s Xi Jinping?

Is Donald Trump losing his tech war with China’s Xi Jinping?

Dilip Hiro August 20, 2020 (Tomdispatch.com) – For the Trump administration’s senior officials, it’s been open season on bashing China. If you need an example, think of the president’s blame game about “the invisible Chinese virus” as it spreads wildly across the U.S. When it comes to China, in fact, the ever more virulent criticism […]

Corporate media setting stage for a New Cold War with China

Corporate media setting stage for a New Cold War with China

Gregory Shupak August 20, 2020 Corporate media are laying the ideological groundwork for a new cold war with China, presenting the nation as a hostile power that needs to be kept in check. Mitt Romney (Washington Post,  4/23/20) says “Covid-19 has exposed China’s dishonesty for all to see.” The Washington Post (4/23/20) ran an article […]

The history of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

The history of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

Richard Baum August 19, 2020 What does China’s “One Country, Two Systems” policy mean? And how well did it work? If you’ve watched news coverage of public protests in Hong Kong, you’ll know “One Country, Two Systems” refers to how mainland China promised to govern Hong Kong after Great Britain gave up control there in […]

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

ObergComment: How the West lost Iran to China and others – and why

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

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