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Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Marx’s writings on Asia: A sober assessment

Introduction Throughout most of recorded history, Asia has been the wealthiest region in the world. The riches of Asia attracted people from around the Old World, as exemplified by the travels of figures like the Venetian Marco Polo or the North African Ibn Battuta,...

China’s environmental problems: Beyond the propaganda

China’s environmental problems: Beyond the propaganda

Editor’s note: This article is based off a talk first delivered at the Eco-Socialism Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The corporate-owned media reports frequently about environmental problems in China, from air pollution in Beijing to toxins in the soil and the...

Five imperialist myths about China’s role in Africa

Five imperialist myths about China’s role in Africa

Setting the stage for "great power confrontation" That China is a rising power is undeniable. Since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China has undergone several substantial economic and social policy changes, in response to both the evolving domestic...