Xi Jinping

China Intensifies Efforts to Crush the Hong Kong Independence Movement

June 21, 2018

Edward Leung, Hong Kong’s most prominent independence activist was sentenced to six years in prison, for having organized protests that resulted in property damage. We speak to Prof. Sean Starrs and Polaris Tang of the City University of Hong Kong

US-China Secret Trade Negotiations Are Not Going So Well

May 10, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday, which professor David Kotz attended in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. We spoke to Prof. Kotz about US-China trade negotiations and the ‘Made in China 2025 Plan’

Leaders of China and Japan to Meet — Could Be a Game Changer

April 20, 2018

Dr. Gerald Horne says that Trump’s trade policies and disregard for Japanese interests might push Japan into closer relations with China, which would change the global balance of power; with host Paul Jay

President Xi Jinping’s Indefinite Rule Denounced by Chinese Intellectual

March 25, 2018

National People’s Congress of China re-elected President Xi Jinping to a second term and abolished term limits on the presidency. There were very little dissent allowed resisting the decision, but one critic, intellectual Li Datong wrote an open letter challenging the decision, says China scholar, professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

What Happened to Trump’s Trade War With China?

November 14, 2017

Despite all his posturing, President Donald Trump’s maiden trip to China was mostly just symbolic, says author and scholar Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Xi Jinping: China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’

November 1, 2017

China’s President Xi Jinping has been incorporated into the communist party’s constitution, during the 19th party congress. This puts him at a far higher level than China’s previous two leaders, on a par with Mao and Deng Xiaoping, explains Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom of UC Irvine

European Carbon Markets Fail – It’s Time for Regulation

April 18, 2013

Patrick Bond: Carbon markets are now at “junk bond” status but US sabotages all attempts at binding emission targets