September 9, 2021 (6pm CET)
Confronting China is the major policy objective of the United States, involving economic, commercial, and technological dimensions of struggle. There are huge military implications, with the possibility of transforming the South China sea in a major site of confrontation.
What is the strategy in the USA in this escalation? Is the US ruling class coherent and united in its opposition to China?
Does this strategy reflect the unavoidable decline of the USA? Or is the Empire still up for a big fight?
Can China continue to rise as a second superpower particularly in he Global south?
Can the Chinese elite manage its own internal points of contention (Taiwan, Hong Kong, the environment)?
How can the progressive sectors avoid being instrumentalized in this inter-imperialist competition?
Walden Bello (Focus on the Global South)
Martine Bullard (Le Monde diplomatique)