CHINA

Can The Chinese Diaspora Speak?

The political speech of the Chinese diaspora has a long history as a site of critique and co-optation by U.S empire and its enabling discourses. Amidst a new apex in Cold War Sinophobia, we trace the discursive circumscription of “overseas Chinese” as a political category, from Qing-era anti-colonialism to 20th century Cold War liberalism and beyond.


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JAPAN

India’s COVID-19 Crisis: A Call for People’s Unity

Chinese blogger 红色卫士 (Red Defender) criticizes displays of national chauvinism during India’s COVID-19 pandemic, declaring the need for both critique of the right-wing Modi regime and solidarity with the working class and low-caste peoples who suffer most under this reactionary government.


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CHINA

Why China’s Vaccine Internationalism Matters

As rich nations stockpile COVID-19 vaccines, China is providing a lifeline to Global South nations spurned by Western pharmaceuticals and excluded by the West’s neocolonial vaccine nationalism. So why is China being smeared for its efforts?


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CANADA

Assimilation and Empire

Reflecting on the spur of anti-Asian racism this past year, Chinese Canadian writer Xin interrogates the renewed enthusiasm for representational politics in North American discourse. This deceptive liberal schema, she argues, stakes Asian American political recognition upon the creation of a diasporic native informant class designed to propel U.S. empire’s denunciation of Asian socialism.


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USA

What Can We Learn from the Texas, USA Snowstorm Disaster?

Yu Kuang unpacks the tragic February 2021 Texas snowstorm through a socialist lens. Far from a “natural” disaster or an exceptional state failure, Yu reads the tragedy as the logical outcome of a superstitious U.S. devotion to small government, “state’s rights,” and the abdication of political responsibility under a diffused federalist system.  


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AFGHANISTAN

Race Reductionism: Neocolonialism and the Ruse of “Chinese Privilege”

Recent discourse within the U.S. and Singaporean liberal-left has championed “Chinese privilege” as an analytic of power within Singapore and Asia at large. By invoking a Chinese equivalence to whiteness, analyses of “Chinese privilege” not only disavows the material history of racial capitalism in Asia, it appropriates Black and Indigenous critiques of white supremacy to bolster a long history of Singaporean anticommunism in service of U.S. military and ideological supremacy over Asia.


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CHINA

Jack Ma Is Not The Problem

Can fintech be corralled in service of China’s people-centered development? With Jack Ma’s Ant Group as a case study, Chinese blogger Li Xuran offers a compelling analysis of the role of capital in modern China. The halting of Ant’s bombshell IPO in November 2020, Li argues, must be seen in the context of the socialist state’s role in restraining the “wild beast” of capital for the sake of socialist development.


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USA

The U.S. is Set on a Path to War with China. What Is to be Done?

KJ Noh traces the genealogy of U.S. geopolitical strategy in Asia and the Pacific, giving us an inside view of both the realpolitik of U.S. imperial expansion and the architects behind it.


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USA

Raising Their Banner High: Fascism, Imperialism, and Anti-Communism at the Capitol Hill Riots

The flags of U.S. client states and anti-communist regimes dotted the sea of MAGA hats and Confederate flags at the pro-Trump Capitol Hill mobs on January 6th. Making sense of why requires understanding the convergence between imperialism abroad and fascism at home.


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CHINA

What Does Critique Do? — On the Critical Predation of China

The Western left has largely fallen in line behind interventionist platitudes of “standing with the Chinese people, not the Chinese government.” But their cover of “principled critique” elides the fact that criticism does not exist in a vacuum. In this case, it is greasing the wheels for Western imperialist intervention under the auspices of a “new” Cold War. 


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CHINA

The War On China

Izak Novak’s crucial analysis breaks down the long-term strategy of U.S. imperial designs for China, the erosion of “the bargain” between Chinese socialism and U.S. capital, and the geopolitics of a new containment doctrine with China’s Belt & Road Initiative as its target.


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China’s 70th Anniversary of the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea

The 70th anniversary of China’s entrance into the Korean War bears new meaning amidst a renewed phase of “protracted war” against U.S. aggression.


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USA

The End of Engagement

New Cold War aggression on China is bigger than Trump or Biden. A long-term view of the imperialist assumptions behind the era of engagement initiated by Nixon make clear: for Washington, real bilateralism premised on China’s sovereignty and the legitimacy of its socialist system has never been on the table.


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HONG KONG

Agents of Chaos: How the U.S. Seeded a Color Revolution in Hong Kong

Laura Ruggeri explores the work of U.S. intelligence agencies to seed a Hong Kong color revolution by exploiting a fundamental contradiction: the political return of Hong Kong to China did not correspond with the ideological and cultural decolonization necessary to curb a hegemonic neocolonial mindset.


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CHINA

The “America First” Pandemic Response: Parasitic Finance as Lenin’s End-Stage of Imperialism

To mark Vladimir Lenin’s 150th birthday, Chinese blogger Zi Qiu offers a Leninist analysis of the U.S. pandemic response, the nature of U.S. financial hegemony, and the parasitism of the U.S. capitalist class’s advances on China. 


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