The anti-China campaign in Australia

Australia deeply embedded in US military build-up in Asia

By Peter Symonds, 25 May 2015

Despite strenuous official denials, Australia “will probably be hosting some American B1 supersonic bombers after all.”

Controversy erupts over American B1 bomber deployments to Australia

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.

The growing danger of a US war against China

By James Cogan, 15 May 2015

Every country in the region, to one degree or another, is embroiled in the war danger.

Leading Australian journalist advocates confrontation with China

By James Cogan, 7 May 2015

Beijing’s attempts to match US militarism are being seized upon to demand even greater aggression.

US “Grand Strategy” for war against China laid out

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.

US spy bases in Australia central to war plans against 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.”

The Australian Greens and “human rights” imperialism

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.

Chinese president seeks to use trade to counter US “pivot”

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.

New warnings of war in Asia

By Peter Symonds, 5 November 2014

A report released this week draws details scenarios that could trigger a conflict in the East China Sea.

US blocks Australian participation in China-backed bank

By Nick Beams, 4 November 2014

Washington’s intervention, objecting to the bank on strategic grounds, points to the escalating military drive against China.

Australia: Clive Palmer advised on the civil way to demonise 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.

Australian mining magnate’s outburst against “Chinese mongrels”

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.

Australian Senate committee discusses threat of US-China war

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.

Australian PM pushes for free trade deal with China

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.

Australian government eyes purchase of Triton drone aircraft

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.

American think tank envisages blockading China with missiles

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.

Pentagon accuses China of cyber attacks

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.

Tensions rise in India-China border stand-off

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.”

Former Australian PM urges US-China rapprochement

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.

Australian PM’s China trip prepared by top-level, secret committee

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.

US “pivot” to Asia threatens war with China

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.

A dangerous dispute in the South China Sea

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.

Australia lines up with US for war with China

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.

Obama lays down the challenge to China

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.

Obama increases US military presence in Australia and Asia

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.

Australia’s central bank chief highlights rise of 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.

A wave of mine disasters

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.

China sentences Rio Tinto executives to lengthy jail terms

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.

Arrest of Rio Tinto executive points to deepening economic crisis in China

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.

Rio Tinto-Chinalco deal collapses

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.

Australian defence paper classifies China as strategic threat

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.