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Biden Wants $715 billion for the Pentagon — Republicans and Democrats Alike Love Militarism

President Biden has proposed $715 billion for the Department of Defense in 2022, maintaining its funding at Trump-era levels. The U.S. capitalist economy cannot survive without a huge engine for death, and no amount of progressive legislative pressure can change that.

Olivia Wood

April 13, 2021

The U.S.-China Summit: Containing China Is a Bipartisan Affair

The first Biden-era meeting of U.S. and Chinese government officials was marked by political theater. But the summit demonstrated that Biden, with his hostile policy towards China, has more in common with his predecessor than he would like to admit.

Claudia Cinatti

March 25, 2021

Violence against Asian Americans Is Fueled by U.S. Imperialism

Asian Americans are bearing the brunt of U.S. escalations against China. Thousands of hate crimes have occurred in the past year, including yesterday’s misogynistic, anti-Asian shooting in Georgia. 

Sam Carliner

March 18, 2021

Biden Ratchets Up Military Tensions with China

Like his predecessors, Joe Biden is committed to a harsh line against China’s hegemonic ambitions. Recent military exercises in the Taiwan Strait show that imperialism is a bipartisan affair and that Taiwan could serve as a backdrop for the growing tensions between China and the United States.

Maryam Alaniz

February 27, 2021

China’s Position in the Hierarchy of Global Capitalism

The question of China’s place in the international order is central to characterizing where the world capitalist system is heading. This article is part of an ongoing and as yet unconcluded process of elaboration and discussion on the topic within the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International (as part of which we have been publishing a variety of contributions). The positions taken below are the author’s own and do not reflect those of the Trotskyist Fraction as a whole.

Juan Chingo

February 10, 2021

The Chinese State Places Limits on Technology Giants

On the geopolitical significance of the humiliation of Chinese millionaire Jack Ma.

Juan Chingo

December 7, 2020

A Tour of Views on China’s Relationship to Imperialism

To complement “China and Imperialism: Elements for the Debate,” which explores how to characterize China within the imperialist system, this article presents some of the alternative positions.

Esteban Mercatante

November 29, 2020

China and Imperialism: Elements of the Debate

The question of China’s place in the international order is central to characterizing where the capitalist world system is headed. It has been the subject of a debate in which we find quite divergent positions — a sign of its complexity. This article is part of a process of elaboration and discussion underway in the Trotskyist Fraction–Fourth International.

Esteban Mercatante

November 29, 2020

Fifteen Asia-Pacific Countries Sign World’s Largest Free Trade Agreement

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed November 15 by 15 Asia-Pacific countries, to great fanfare in China’s pro-regime press. Currently of relatively limited economic scope, it could in the long term be a fulcrum in the fierce struggle between the major powers to conquer Asian markets.

Jean Beide

November 18, 2020