Monthly Review https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr <p>This site contains nearly all articles published in <em>Monthly Review</em> since its inception in May 1949. Current subscribers can access content free of charge. Learn more about <em>MR</em>&nbsp;<a title="Monthly Review" href="http://monthlyreview.org/about" target="_self">at the main website</a>.</p> en-US <p>Please see <a title="Reprint Permissions" href="https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here for reprint requests</a>.</p> archives@monthlyreview.org (Monthly Review Archives) archives@monthlyreview.org (Jamil Jonna) Thu, 01 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 OJS 3.2.1.3 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 From Sandstorm and Smog to Sustainability and Justice: China's Challenges https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6067 <p>In China, the orientation toward "ecological civilization" has been proposed for some years. But if the hard core of developmentalism and modernization continues to be the guiding principle, China will continue to be challenged by social injustice and environmental devastation.</p> Lau Kin Chi, Jin Peiyun, Yan Xiaohui Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6067 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Can the Chinese Diaspora Speak? https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6066 <p>The Chinese diaspora is compelled either to prostrate to an edifying project of assimilation to U.S. liberal democracy, or be branded as illiberal "Red Guards" unfit for serious political discourse. This discursive context has long mobilized overseas Chinese to affirm the universalism of Western liberalism in opposition to a Chinese despotism defined either by dynastic backwardness or communist depravity. Can overseas Chinese speak for themselves in the face of the West's "hegemonic right to knowledge?" Or will all such speech that challenges U.S. presuppositions of liberal selfhood and Chinese despotism simply be tuned out as illiberal noise?</p> - Qiao Collective Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6066 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The Political Economy of the U.S.-China Technology War https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6065 <p>One of the key components of U.S.-China strategic competition is the technology war, the essence and implications of which can be further understood in the broader context of the international division of labor and the two countries' internal contradictions. From this front, we can decipher the antagonism between different classes/groups within and across the two countries.</p> Junfu Zhao Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6065 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 In Line of Fire: The Korean Peninsula in U.S.-China Strategy https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6064 <p>The war against fascism was transformed into the Cold War. U.S. imperialism, subdued somewhat by post-First World War isolationism, came into full flower. Washington implemented this sea change in many ways, including the division of the Korean Peninsula.</p> Tim Beal Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6064 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 China and the American Lake https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6063 <p>U.S. fantasies of expansion, commercial dominion, and military prowess have long hinged on a premise of Pacific exceptionalism. Couched in the millenarian language of manifest destiny, the Pacific region and its multitudinous ecosystems, cultures, peoples, and nations have been vacated in favor of an <em>aqua nullius</em> that frames the region as an empty space designated for U.S. possession by divine providence.</p> Mark Tseng-Putterman Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6063 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 China: Imperialism or Semi-Periphery? https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6062 <p>Whether China has become an imperialist country is a question of crucial importance for the global class struggle. Although China has developed an exploitative relationship with South Asia, Africa, and other raw material exporters, on the whole, China continues to transfer a greater amount of surplus value to the core countries in the capitalist world system than it receives from the periphery. China is thus best described as a semi-peripheral country in the capitalist world system.</p> Minqi Li Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6062 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Legacies of Definancialization and Defending Real Economy in China https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6061 <p>Confronting the triple trap of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn, and ecological crisis, the Chinese leadership has reiterated that "China puts the people's interests first—nothing is more precious than people's lives." This kind of people-centered governance philosophy is ostensibly meant to protect the lives and health of the people, while defending people's property under the basic system of collective ownership.</p> Sit Tsui, He Zhixiong, Yan Xiaohui Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6061 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Is China Transforming the World? https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6060 <p>In most mainstream Western media, China is now presented as a threat, a conquering "empire." Still the global hegemon, the United States is worried about the Chinese rise in strength, and their successive administrations are building the anxiety-provoking image of a China eager to supplant it and steal its leadership of the capitalist world system.</p> Tony Andréani, Rémy Herrera, Zhiming Long Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6060 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 The New Cold War on China https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6059 <p>The imperialist world system, crowned by U.S. hegemony, is now threatened by China's seemingly inexorable rise and pursuit of its own distinctive sovereign project. In this respect, the Trump administration's prosecution of a New Cold War on China was no anomaly, but rather the inevitable U.S. response to China's rise and the end of Washington's unipolar moment. The Biden administration has made it clear that it not only intends to continue the New Cold War, but to accelerate it.</p> John Bellamy Foster Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6059 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400 Notes from the Editors, July-August 2021 https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6057 <div class="buynow"><a title="Back issue of Monthly Review Volume 73, Number 3 (July-August 2021)" href="https://monthlyreview.org/product/mr-073-03-2021-07/">buy this issue</a></div> <p>This special issue of <em>Monthly Review</em> is devoted to the New Cold War on China. What has been the view of the Chinese Revolution presented in <em>Monthly Review</em> in the past seven decades? How has it changed over time? As Paul A. Baran observed: "Marx and in particular Lenin being master-tacticians shifted horses and arguments as conditions changed (rightly so, to be sure!)" The question then becomes not the changing views themselves, but how these shifts in perspective reflect changing historical circumstances.</p> - Editors Copyright (c) 2021 https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6057 Mon, 05 Jul 2021 00:00:00 -0400