United States and European Union are heading for the rehabilitation of fascism

March 4, 2022 Appeal of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation        These days, trying to avoid a complete defeat, Bandera fascists are taking hundreds of thousands of residents of Ukrainian cities … Continue reading United States and European Union are heading for the rehabilitation of fascism

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Behind the Ukraine crisis: a lesson for China

Context Chinese expert Gao Cheng, at the Institute of Asia-Pacific and Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, analyzes the geopolitical game between the US, Russia, and the European countries in Ukraine over the past years, its deep-seated reasons, and elaborates on the implications of the Ukrainian crisis for China. On February 21, 2022, Russia recognized the 8-year old breakaway regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine as independent states. On February 24, 2022, Russian military forces launched attacks on Ukraine. Key points Behind the crisis in Ukraine is the historical conflict between the US and Russia in the … Continue reading Behind the Ukraine crisis: a lesson for China

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‘Full-on war mode’ to combat Hong Kong Covid-19 outbreak, with Beijing’s backing

Hong Kong is fighting a war against a wave of surging Covid-19 infections that have swamped hospitals, forced shutdowns across the city, and crippled daily life. Hundreds of medical staff from mainland China sent to treat Hong Kong Covid-19 patients after government invokes emergency law. Officials have put Hong Kong in “full-on war mode”, with help pouring in from mainland China that includes supplies to meet escalating local demand, construction teams to build makeshift treatment and isolation facilities, and medical professionals to staff them. The government has invoked emergency legislation to fast-track this kind of help from across the border, which would otherwise be … Continue reading ‘Full-on war mode’ to combat Hong Kong Covid-19 outbreak, with Beijing’s backing

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Enough is enough – is the crisis in Ukraine the beginning of a new world order?

Re-published by China Environment from Friends of Socialist China, February 21, 2022. Introduction by Friends of Socialist China In this important article, originally published in the British left newspaper Morning Star, Belgian political analyst Marc Vandepitte assesses the crucial importance of … Continue reading Enough is enough – is the crisis in Ukraine the beginning of a new world order?

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NATO expansion: truths and lies about US pledges made to Russia in 1991

Understanding the historical conditions and present strategic context that have led to the stand-off between Russia and the US regime (and its NATO proxy) over Ukraine is crucial to the broader picture of the development of the multipolar world. Central … Continue reading NATO expansion: truths and lies about US pledges made to Russia in 1991

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To eradicate global poverty and cut global carbon emissions, rich nations must change their consumption patterns

Sometimes the aching injustice of human-caused climate change hits you square between the eyes. A new fact rears up that is potent, emotive and incontrovertible. That is how Carbon Brief introduced an article this week on the massive global inequality in Green House Gas emissions between people in rich and poor countries – an issue that China Environment since its beginning has emphasized as central to tackling global environmental crises. We share Carbon Brief’s report below. We often hear from Western commentators that actions taken by Europe or the US are meaningless when compared to the industrial emissions of China, … Continue reading To eradicate global poverty and cut global carbon emissions, rich nations must change their consumption patterns

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China and Papua New Guinea deepen Belt and Road cooperation

Papua New Guinea formally joined the Belt and Road Initiative in 2018, and was the second Pacific island nation to sign up to the initiative after East Timor. China has expressed its willingness to expand cooperation with Papua New Guinea … Continue reading China and Papua New Guinea deepen Belt and Road cooperation

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New Zealand defies wrath of Anglosphere to sign major new trade deal with China

New Zealand – China Free Trade Agreement updated and ratified China and New Zealand have ratified an upgrade of their long-standing trade deal. The FTA was first signed with New Zealand in 2008 and it was the first such agreement between China and a Western country. Negotiations to upgrade it started in 2016. On 15 February 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the two nations had completed domestic approval procedures and the deal, effective from April, would “further promote trade and investment exchanges” and “jointly promote the development of economic and trade relations to a higher level”. The agreement comes despite … Continue reading New Zealand defies wrath of Anglosphere to sign major new trade deal with China

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“The Robbery of Nature” reviewed in Science & Society

The Robbery of Nature:Capitalism and the Ecological Riftby John Bellamy Foster and Brett ClarkReviewed by An Li for Science & Society, Volume 86, No 1, January 2022. Foster and Clark substantially extend Marx’s metabolic rift paradigm, insisting that the rift should not be considered narrowly as … Continue reading “The Robbery of Nature” reviewed in Science & Society

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ASEAN nations using Laos-China Railway for ‘green’, low-carbon freight

Business operators from Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar are now using the Laos-China Railway to import and export goods to and from China and beyond. Over 100,000 tonnes of cross-border goods have been shipped via the railway since it became operational in December, 2021. In early December 2021, Laos inaugurated the Boten-Vientiane railway, a 414-kilometer (km) electrified high-speed railway that runs between the capital Vientiane and the town of Boten on the Laos-China border (see map below). A green, low-carbon electrified railway The Laotion Times reports that the railway was designed to be a green and low-carbon electrified railway that … Continue reading ASEAN nations using Laos-China Railway for ‘green’, low-carbon freight

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$117.5 billion China-Russia energy deal dumps US Dollar for the Euro

On 6 Feb 2022 China Environment reported about China and Russia announcing significant strengthening of cooperation between the two nations in the energy sector, with major long term oil and gas deals between the two nations being signed. The Chinese President said that China and Russia should strengthen joint innovations in major energy technologies, as a way for both countries to ensure energy security. This was a clear reference to the need for both to protect themselves from US attempts to undermine energy security as a strategic weapon against the two nations. A key element in strengthening security from US economic aggression is … Continue reading $117.5 billion China-Russia energy deal dumps US Dollar for the Euro

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Forget ‘BRI debt trap’ – US controlled World Bank / IMF is the REAL debt trap

Forget the fake Western claims about China’s Belt & Road Initiative: the US controlled World Bank and International Monetary Fund have been bankrupting and enslaving developing nations with crippling debt, “austerity” and financial colonialism for 70 years. While supposedly an … Continue reading Forget ‘BRI debt trap’ – US controlled World Bank / IMF is the REAL debt trap

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The end of US neo-liberalism – the meaning of Biden’s change in US economic policy

In the US President Biden is carrying out a revolution in economic policy which, without openly acknowledging it, in fact admits the failure of US the neo-liberal economic policies pursued during the last 40 years. Entirely abandoning the neo-liberal goal … Continue reading The end of US neo-liberalism – the meaning of Biden’s change in US economic policy

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US calls for China to adopt policy to kill millions of Chinese by Covid in name of “human rights”

The following article was published by John Ross in Learning From China. It was orginally appeared in Chinese at Guancha.cn on 29 January 2022.https://www.learningfromchina.net/us-calls-for-china-to-adopt-policy-to-kill-millions-of-chinese-by-covid-in-name-of-human-rights/ ******* Few issues show more clearly the real difference between the pro-human oriented policies of socialism in China … Continue reading US calls for China to adopt policy to kill millions of Chinese by Covid in name of “human rights”

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China’s response to climate change encourages others

Climate change is a real challenge facing all nations alike now. The temperature is rising in cities and various adverse effects including untimely rainfall, heatwaves, droughts, storms, floods, wildfires, and crop failures are being observed across the world. It is really distressing that during the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from October 31 to November 13, 2021, held in Glasgow, Scotland, rich nations namely the United States and the European Union failed to live up to their pledge of providing $100 billion a year to help poor nations that … Continue reading China’s response to climate change encourages others

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Xi Jinping and Valdimir Putin meeting – world order enters a new era

The authoritative Chinese newpaper, The Global Times, on Feb 05, 2022, commented on the significance of the meeting in Beijing between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin. The Global Times noted that after their meeting, the two world leaders “issued a lengthy joint statement that elaborated on shared views and consensuses on major global and regional issues and delivered a scathing rejection of the US-led West’s hegemony that increasingly threatens global security and stability, a move that experts say ushers in a new era of international relations.” The joint statement, which focuses on international relations … Continue reading Xi Jinping and Valdimir Putin meeting – world order enters a new era

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Argentina officially joins BRI in major boost for China-Latin America cooperation

Argentina has officially joined the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the 50th anniversary of China-Argentina diplomatic ties, with top leaders from both countries expressing their willingness to further deepen bilateral cooperation as well as cooperation between China and Latin America.  Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez in Beijing on Sunday after Fernandez attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Following the meeting, a joint statement on deepening the comprehensive strategic partnership with the signing of a series of documents for future cooperation was released. In a major step, officials from … Continue reading Argentina officially joins BRI in major boost for China-Latin America cooperation

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China and Russia sign new deals on energy cooperation

China and Russia announced a significant strengthening of cooperation in energy sector, with major oil and gas corporations from two nations signing new deals this week. While China is massively expanding its renewable energy capacity to meet its 2030 and 2060 climate goals, natural gas is likely to remain a significant energy transition fuel for China. In 2021 China became the world’s largest importer of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), overtaking Japan. The country aims for a growing portion of its power and heating needs in the intermediate term to shift from coal to natural gas, as a cleaner-burning fuel. China’s President … Continue reading China and Russia sign new deals on energy cooperation

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China, South-South Cooperation and Small Island Developing States

In recent years China has increasingly emerged as a champion of “south-south” cooperation as a new model for developing countries to move towards increasing living standards in line with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In January 2021, China issued a white paper titled China’s International Development Cooperation in the New Era. It emphasized China’s responsibility to show solidarity with the rest of the world by supporting global public goods. The language around how China prioritizes the needs of its south-south partners was focused to contrast the differences between China and the approach of the major developed countries in … Continue reading China, South-South Cooperation and Small Island Developing States

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‘Russia and China: A Future-Oriented Strategic Partnership’ – Putin’s article in Xinhua

Political commentary A signed article by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin titled “Russia and China: A Future-Oriented Strategic Partnership” was published by Xinhua News Agency on Thursday, 3 Feb 2022. Source: Xinhua, 2022-02-03. http://www.ecns.cn/news/2022-02-03/detail-ihavfwhh0345776.shtml The following is the … Continue reading ‘Russia and China: A Future-Oriented Strategic Partnership’ – Putin’s article in Xinhua

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China-Russia drive energy megaprojects

Gas as a ‘transition’ fuel for coal phase out China is shifting from coal to natural gas as part of its drive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Lin Boqiang, dean of the China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy at Xiamen University recently said that gas was seen as an effective “bridge fuel” between coal and renewables for China. China’s annual gas consumption is expected to reach 620 billion cubic metres by 2040 according to Sinopec Group, one of the largest integrated energy and chemical companies in China. Dongsheng – News on China reports that China-Russia trade grew 35.8% in 2021, … Continue reading China-Russia drive energy megaprojects

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Global South Economic Alliance: China launches challenge to US hegemony

China is leading an international effort to develop alliances to counter U.S. hegemony. A new grouping of nations has been formed to promote China’s Global Development Initiative (GDI), and will complement China’s massive international infrastructure project, the Belt and Road … Continue reading Global South Economic Alliance: China launches challenge to US hegemony

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London ‘systematically and persistently breaching air pollution limits’ since 2010, says European court

In March 2021, the UK Westminster regime was found guilty by the European Court of Justice of “systematically and persistently” breaching air pollution limits. EU Judges also found that the country failed to see through its legal obligation to put in place sufficient plans to tackle the problem of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution. London has reported illegal levels of air pollution since 2010 and it contributed to around 6,000 excess deaths in the capital in 2019, according to new research. NO2, which is emitted by gas heating boilers and cars, in the UK exceeded the legal annual average limit of 40 micrograms per cubic metre of air … Continue reading London ‘systematically and persistently breaching air pollution limits’ since 2010, says European court

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What is the real story behind US 5G ?

America’s 5G band is part of US the military weapons and communication system. It seems that this will enable the US regime to control the “civilian” 5G system, access non-military communications data, and provide the ability to turn off 5G nation-wide at any time. In August 2020 the US government announced it would redeploy spectrum currently used by the military towards commercialised 5G networks.The US regime’s Department of Defense said it would ensure commercial use of this critically-needed mid-band spectrum “does not compromise military preparedness or national security.” The US military currently uses the mid-band spectrum for radar operations that … Continue reading What is the real story behind US 5G ?

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