Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing’s first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said. China has rampedContinue reading “Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base”

Lin Biaoism and the Third World: How Idealism Distorts Class

by Espresso Stalinist An odd phenomenon is haunting the halls of Maoism – a chauvinist set of ideas loosely forged from the writings of Chinese military officer and politician Lin Biao. These ideas, to the extent to which they form coherent ideology at all, can roughly be termed “Lin Biaoism.” To be perfectly clear, IContinue reading “Lin Biaoism and the Third World: How Idealism Distorts Class”

Social-Imperialist China Praises Lee Kuan Yew

The following article appeared in Beijing Review on April 2, 2015. It praises capitalist oligarch Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore as a great man and his government and economy as a democratic model for developing countries, smeared only by Westerners. It is just another example of the degeneration of China and of the publication, which went from writingContinue reading “Social-Imperialist China Praises Lee Kuan Yew”

General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Economic Views

“He was regarded as an elder statesman whose hard-line views had softened with the cessation of the war that unified Vietnam. He supported economic reform and closer relations with the United States while publicly warning of the spread of Chinese influence and the environmental costs of industrialization. [….] In his final years, General Giap wasContinue reading “General Vo Nguyen Giap’s Economic Views”

Enver Hoxha on the Rise of China as an Imperialist Superpower

“With the policy China is pursuing, it is becoming even more obvious that it is trying to strengthen the positions of capitalism at home and to establish its hegemony in the world, to become a great imperialist power, so that it, too, occupies, so to say, the ‘place it deserves.’ [….] We are now witnessingContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on the Rise of China as an Imperialist Superpower”

Enver Hoxha on Africa

“Africa is a mosaic of peoples with an ancient culture. Each African people has its own culture, customs, way of life, which, with some variations, are at a very backward stage, for well-known reasons. The awakening of the bulk of these peoples has only recently begun. De jure, the African peoples, in general, have wonContinue reading “Enver Hoxha on Africa”

China overtakes US as world’s largest trading country

AFP Photo / China out China has passed the US as the world’s biggest trading nation as measured by the sum of exports and imports in 2012. It’s a position the US has held for over six decades. US exports and imports of goods last year amounted to $3.82 trillion, the US Commerce Department saidContinue reading “China overtakes US as world’s largest trading country”

China & Neocolonialism: Let’s Be Clear About the Facts

Yesterday and today I noticed many people passing around an article from China Daily which attempts to defend China’s relations with Africa and defend it against the accusation of neocolonialism. This is my response. Let’s be clear about one thing: Africa IS dominated by neocolonialism. All of the so-called “leaders” of Africa in fact preside over neocolonial governmentsContinue reading “China & Neocolonialism: Let’s Be Clear About the Facts”

A View of the Reforms in China

by Vladimir Chechentsev Review of Zbigniew Wiktor’s book, China on the course of the socialist modernisation. A major work (546 pages) has been printed by Adam Marszalek Publishing, Poland, by the Professor of Social Sciences of the University of Wroclaw, Zbigniew Wiktor, entitled Chiny na drodze socialistycznej modernizacji (‘China on the Course of the SocialistContinue reading “A View of the Reforms in China”

The Night Zhou was Drunk Under the Table

By Ian Williams As we approached the 60th anniversary on Thursday of Mao Zedong’s declaration that the “Chinese people have stood up,” I trawled through the memories of my time in China straddling 1970 and 1971, and found, with all the accuracy of retrospective prophesy, that there were more auguries of the current China thanContinue reading “The Night Zhou was Drunk Under the Table”

Maoist’s mansion upsets the people

NEPAL’S top Maoist politician, who led a 10-year insurgency which left 16,000 people dead, has been accused of selling out and moving into a lavish mansion. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who goes by the nom-de-guerre Prachanda (The Fierce One), is a former Communist guerrilla who rose from humble village beginnings to lead a “people’s war” againstContinue reading “Maoist’s mansion upsets the people”

Prachanda moves into lavish house; media slams ‘red feudalism’

Prachanda, Nepal’s most powerful politician who had waged a decade-long war against monarchy, is under fire for moving into a multi-crore mansion in the heart of Kathmandu, with the local media calling it an example of “red feudalism”. The 1,500-sq metre property costing Rs 19.60 million (USD 2.31 million) is located half a kilometre fromContinue reading “Prachanda moves into lavish house; media slams ‘red feudalism’”

PCMLE: Vietnam: A Popular and Anti-Imperialist Revolution

En Marcha, October 14, 2009 Commercial and monetary relations, linkages with international institutions and transnational corporations that are practiced in Vietnam attest to the validity of a capitalist economy. As a result, have increased levels of corruption and waste and links to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank have made commitments to be metContinue reading “PCMLE: Vietnam: A Popular and Anti-Imperialist Revolution”

Retrospect: A Nervous China Invades Vietnam

By TERRY MCCARTHY Monday, Sept. 27, 1999 Early in the morning of Feb. 17, 1979, Chinese artillery batteries and multiple rocket launchers opened fire all along the Vietnamese border with protracted barrages that shook the earth for miles around. Then 85,000 troops surged across the frontier in human-wave attacks like those China had used inContinue reading “Retrospect: A Nervous China Invades Vietnam”

Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution

I. In his brilliant works about imperialism V. I. Lenin arrived at the conclusion that imperialism is a perishing and dying capitalism, the last stadium of capitalism and the eve of the social revolution of the proletariat. In the analysis of the specific characteristics of imperialism he wrote: “… all this makes the state ofContinue reading “Enver Hoxha: The Theory and Practice of Revolution”