Fifth in a series of monthly summaries and analysis of mainland Chinese news and social media discussions
China is only a “socialist” country insofar as the meaning of the term “socialism” has become utterly bankrupt. This bankruptcy has mostly occurred through the false equivalence between “socialism” and “development.”
Fourth in a series of monthly summaries and analysis of mainland Chinese news and social media discussions.
Since money is the lifeblood of capitalist production, this dependence on money for survival is the clearest signal that a population has been incorporated into global capitalism.
In college I applied to join the party, but I noticed that our Party Branch Secretary was the most distasteful (庸俗) person in our school, and the “perks” of membership such as precedence in getting a job as a civil servant held no attraction for me, so the whole idea of joining became distasteful.
The time has come for us to help produce simple, handy and easily reproducible summaries of the communist perspective on China.
Chinese netizens are unfortunately seen at this time as the loudest supporters of war and Putin. Progressive anti-war voices are muted, and protesters are punished.
Third in a series of monthly summaries and analysis of mainland Chinese news and social media discussions.
Second in a series of monthly summaries and analysis of mainland Chinese news and social media discussions.
At least someone will know there were a few young people in Fujian who dared to speak the truth and went to prison with dignity.
First in a series of monthly summaries and analysis of mainland Chinese news and social media discussions.
“If you’re not a smart, then you don’t have a history. A life spent on the assembly line doesn’t have any value.”
Interview with Brooklyn Rail on our book about how the pandemic has played out in China and its implications for capitalist state-building and class struggle.
“Using all the power of one life to resist the numbness of an entire system, and all that was left was a sigh. Rest in peace.”
To find answers, the international left must stop looking at things through anti-imperialist and culturalist lenses and sharpen its gaze on Chinese class society.
Soe Lin Aung looks beyond the palace to structural dynamics underlying Myanmar’s return to military rule and the possibilities for popular resistance.
Communism is inherently internationalist, that requires learning about the largest fraction of the global proletariat, working in the largest technological complexes. But reading books isn’t really solidarity.
“For all those riders who are still fighting against time on the road, all I can do is to pray quietly for them in my heart.”
Worker memes on Douyin (the Chinese version of TikTok) — first in a series on social media in China