The anti-China campaign in Australia
By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2015
Despite strenuous official denials, Australia “will probably be hosting some American B1 supersonic bombers after all.”
By James Cogan, 16 May 2015
Above all, the denials surrounding US war plans against China are directed at keeping the working class in the dark about the dangers of conflict.
By James Cogan, 15 May 2015
Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger.
By James Cogan, 7 May 2015
Beijing’s attempts to match US militarism are being seized upon to demand even greater aggression.
By Nick Beams, 2 May 2015
The report’s theme is that there is no prospect for peaceful coexistence or mutual understanding between the US and China.
By Will Morrow, 5 February 2015
A recent Australian Financial Review article highlights the far-reaching implications of Canberra’s alignment with the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.”
By James Cogan, 29 November 2014
At the recent G20 summit, the Greens singled out Chinese President Xi Jingping to present a protest letter on “human rights”—in line with Washington’s confrontational stance towards Beijing.
By James Cogan, 18 November 2014
Xi’s speech in the Australian parliament yesterday was a carefully-crafted response to President Obama's bellicose reaffirmation of the “pivot” last Saturday.
By Peter Symonds, 5 November 2014
A report released this week draws details scenarios that could trigger a conflict in the East China Sea.
By Nick Beams, 4 November 2014
Washington’s intervention, objecting to the bank on strategic grounds, points to the escalating military drive against China.
By James Cogan, 25 August 2014
For all the sound and fury against Palmer, the reality is that the US-led pivot has, from the beginning, been justified by falsely denouncing China as a danger.
By Peter Symonds, 20 August 2014
Palmer was declaring openly and crassly what is being discussed behind closed doors as part of the preparations for war against China.
By Mike Head, 11 June 2014
Behind the backs of the public, a discussion is taking place about the likelihood of Australia being involved in a US war for domination over the Asia-Pacific.
By Peter Symonds, 15 April 2014
The trip was generally praised in the Australian media, simply because Abbott managed to avoid any diplomatic rows with Beijing.
By James Cogan, 25 February 2014
Triton drones would vastly expand the area of the Indian and Pacific Oceans under surveillance by the Australian military.
By Mark Church, 23 November 2013
The Rand Corporation report points again to the advanced preparations for war as part of the US pivot to Asia.
By John Chan, 9 May 2013
The 2013 annual Pentagon report on the Chinese military depicts China as an aggressor threatening global cyber security and regional stability in Asia-Pacific.
By Deepal Jayasekera, 4 May 2013
The current border stand-off between India and China reflects the explosive political tensions unleashed by the Obama administration’s “pivot to Asia.”
By Patrick O’Connor, 10 April 2013
Rudd’s international tour reflects concerns in ruling circles about the growing danger of war between China and the US.
By Peter Symonds, 6 April 2013
The committee’s purpose is to refocus all aspects of the Australian state apparatus on China as an integral part of Washington’s confrontational policies toward Beijing.
By Peter Symonds, 6 June 2012
Washington is surrounding China with US allies and strategically located military bases and sowing the seeds for world war.
By John Chan, 19 May 2012
What began as minor incident involving a warning by a Philippine ship to Chinese fishing boat has escalated into a diplomatic row that risks military conflict.
By Peter Symonds, 11 February 2012
The Australian defence posture report is the latest sign of the Obama administration’s aggressive push against China on all fronts.
By Peter Symonds, 18 November 2011
In his speech to the Australian parliament, the US president made clear that his “top priority” was to boost America’s military power in Asia and strengthen its alliances against China.
By James Cogan, 17 November 2011
Obama’s announcement confirms that the chief target of his administration’s turn to the Asia-Pacific region is China.
By Mike Head, 29 October 2010
The Reserve Bank governor pointedly referred to the loss of US global economic domination, the “shift in the world economy’s centre of gravity towards Asia” and the rise of China, which is now Australia’s top export destination.
By Mike Head, 31 May 2010
Yet another mining disaster, in which 17 miners died in a reported dynamite explosion in central China last Saturday, has highlighted the ongoing sacrifice of mine workers’ lives around the world for profit and increased output.
By Alex Messenger, 13 April 2010
The harsh sentences handed out this month to four senior Rio Tinto employees underscore the importance that the Chinese government places on keeping a lid on commodity prices—in particular for iron ore.
By John Chan, 15 July 2009
The arrest of Stern Hu, Rio-Tinto’s China iron ore executive, signals a more aggressive policy by the Chinese regime toward its economic rivals amid an ongoing slump in export orders and rising unemployment.
By John Chan, 23 June 2009
Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto abandoned its controversial deal with the Aluminium Corporation of China involving a $US19.5 billion investment. The outcome is a significant blow to Beijing’s plans to establish a stable supply of minerals.
By James Cogan, 16 April 2009
Recent revelations surrounding a new defence White Paper have shed further light on a conflict within Australian ruling circles over how to respond to the decline of US imperialism and the associated rise of China’s geo-political influence in the region.