Ongoing trade rivalry between US and Chinese rulers ripples worldwide

Vol. 83/No. 15 - April 15, 2019

High-level negotiations continue in the yearlong trade dispute between Beijing and Washington with both governments reporting progress toward an agreement. Any short-term reset of trading relations would ease tensions, but won’t resolve the rivalry between the two biggest players in…


Washington, Beijing rulers vie over trade, telecommunications markets

Vol. 83/No. 7 - February 18, 2019

Negotiations in Washington between senior officials of the U.S. and Chinese governments over the tariff duel between the two ruling classes ended inconclusively Jan. 31. Two days before the talks U.S. authorities indicted Chinese tech giant Huawei over corporate espionage…


US, Chinese rulers’ trade talks continue amid rivalry

Vol. 83/No. 3 - January 21, 2019
College students hold banners in solidarity with workers arrested for fighting for independent union in Shenzhen, China, in August 2018. Labor protests are growing throughout country.

U.S. and Chinese officials met in Beijing Jan. 7-9 for negotiations over the trade dispute between the rulers of the world’s first and second largest economies. These are the first announced talks since President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi…


Beijing forces a million Uighurs into ‘re-education’ camps

Vol. 83/No. 3 - January 21, 2019

For the last two years, the Chinese rulers have systematically organized the indefinite detention of over a million Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim ethnic minority who live mainly in Xinjiang, a huge region of northwest China bordering Central Asia, in what…


US rulers push Beijing for trade and tariff concessions

Vol. 82/No. 48 - December 24, 2018

At the behest of Washington, Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, a top executive and daughter of the founder of the giant Chinese telecom company Huawei, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dec. 1. This is the latest front in a wider conflict…


At G-20 US, China rulers reach truce in trade dispute

Vol. 82/No. 47 - December 17, 2018

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, met over dinner after the G-20 summit ended in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec. 1. They agreed to a 90-day truce over imposing any new punitive tariffs on Chinese imports by the White…


U.S. rulers push back against Beijing’s expanding challenge

Vol. 82/No. 46 - December 10, 2018

Sharpening frictions between the rulers in the U.S. and China were revealed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, held in Papua New Guinea Nov. 17-18. It became a platform for the U.S. capitalist class and its close allies, from Australia…


US, Chinese rulers compete for influence and markets

Vol. 82/No. 41 - November 5, 2018

The U.S. capitalist rulers continue to seek ways to contain Beijing, the world’s second largest capitalist economy, in their cut-throat battle over which of the capitalist rulers can appropriate more of the wealth created by working people around the world.…


Chinese gov’t arrests Marxist Society for union organizing

Vol. 82/No. 39 - October 22, 2018

Students at Peking University’s Marxist Society read and studied the writings of Karl Marx, V.I. Lenin and Mao Zedong, something that Chinese President Xi Jinping claimed during a May visit to the campus is “the foundation of China’s Communist Party.”…


Workers have nothing to gain in US moves on China trade

Vol. 82/No. 31 - August 20, 2018

Claiming Beijing has been “cheating,” Washington imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese goods, seeking to use its superior clout to gain concessions to aid U.S. bosses in trade between the two countries. The Chinese rulers, so far, have responded…