Category: China

As China continues to play an increasingly important and more powerful role in the global political economy and especially in Asia, the more interest it generates from various sectors. There is now a growing awareness in civil society organisations and movements everywhere that they have to deeply u …

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We are trade union and civil society representatives from seven Asian countries who came together to discuss the impacts on labour rights and essential public services of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between 16 Asian nations. After two days of deliberations and rev …

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Does BRICS still offer an alternative model of development that can address the current global crisis? Is this grouping of the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa actually challenging the hegemony of the old powers for the benefit of the rest?These were the main ques …

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By Dorothy-Grace GuerreroIt is commonly said that the world is entering a multipolar phase in global governance with the “rise of the South” or the increasing powers of emerging economies China, India, Brazil, Russia and South Africa (from hereon the BRICS) and the strengthening of their relations a …

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By Walden Bello*(Speech at meeting of international social movements, Hotel Trang, Bangkok, August 31, 2012.) This July was the hottest July in the United States ever since they started keeping records.  In India, the monsoon rains are long delayed, resulting in the country’s second drought in …

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by Dorothy GuerreroIn acknowledging the many challenges that it is facing in achieving its development goals and addressing environmental problems, China has embarked on reforms aimed at rebalancing its economy to address its own problems and help in the global effort to abate climate change. B …

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Dear Friends, As many of you have heard, Focus on the Global South has been going through a transition. Financial realities have forced us to make some difficult decisions, including a significant cut in our staff size. At the same time we have been able to use this situation to re-examine our work …

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By Walden Bello*Foreign Policy in Focus Apple’s march to market supremacy has been accomplished at tremendous cost to both American and Chinese workers.Ever since the beginning of the current global economic crisis, the focus of both critical analysis and public odium has been speculative capit …

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On April 24, 2010, the Universal Declaration of The Rights of Mother Earth was proposed and launched at the People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Ensuring the rights of Mother Earth, the Declaration recognizes that all living beings have the res …

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(The Chinese Government newspaper Global Times recently contacted the author for an email interview on the Spratly-West Philippine Sea controversy.  After I submitted my answers, I received no acknowledgment or any further communication from the paper, possibly because the answers I gave were n …

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