On the sinicization of Marxism – a Cuban perspective

China Environment Net from time to time republishes important articles on Marxism and eco-socialism. We are pleased to share the following detailed and insightful article by Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernández, Cuba’s ambassador to China. Pereira delves into the meaning of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, carefully noting that it should be understood on its own terms, rather than being compared against a one-size-fits-all model: “There is no unique definition of socialism, and any analysis on the issue must start by accepting that visions of it are diverse.” Pereira analyses the trajectory of sinicized Marxism-Leninism, noting that this begins not with the … Continue reading On the sinicization of Marxism – a Cuban perspective

“The Robbery of Nature” reviewed in Science & Society

The Robbery of Nature:Capitalism and the Ecological Riftby John Bellamy Foster and Brett ClarkReviewed by An Li for Science & Society, Volume 86, No 1, January 2022. Foster and Clark substantially extend Marx’s metabolic rift paradigm, insisting that the rift should not be considered narrowly as … Continue reading “The Robbery of Nature” reviewed in Science & Society

US calls for China to adopt policy to kill millions of Chinese by Covid in name of “human rights”

The following article was published by John Ross in Learning From China. It was orginally appeared in Chinese at Guancha.cn on 29 January 2022.https://www.learningfromchina.net/us-calls-for-china-to-adopt-policy-to-kill-millions-of-chinese-by-covid-in-name-of-human-rights/ ******* Few issues show more clearly the real difference between the pro-human oriented policies of socialism in China … Continue reading US calls for China to adopt policy to kill millions of Chinese by Covid in name of “human rights”

Western Marxism’s “purity fetish” and its misunderstanding of markets in China’s socialism

The author has argued elsewhere that at the core of Western Marxism’s [1] flawed analysis of socialist states lies a “purity fetish” which is grounded in a Parmenidean fixation of the ‘true’ as the one, pure, and unchanging. For this … Continue reading Western Marxism’s “purity fetish” and its misunderstanding of markets in China’s socialism

China makes significant strides in modernization drive

Provincial-level regions across China have hosted their annual legislative and political consultative meetings in recent weeks, underlining sci-tech innovation, common prosperity, further opening up and green development, as the country works in full throttle to achieve its second centenary goal. … Continue reading China makes significant strides in modernization drive

Xi says China will stay committed to promoting ecological conservation

China will stay committed to promoting ecological conservation, actively engage in international cooperation on climate, and jointly work for a complete transition to a greener economy and society, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Monday in remarks in a video speech at the 2022 World Economic Forum virtual session..  Following the idea of “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets,” the country has carried out holistic conservation and systematic governance of its natural resources, including mountains, rivers, farmlands and deserts, Xi noted. “We do everything we can to conserve the ecological system, intensify pollution prevention and control, and improve … Continue reading Xi says China will stay committed to promoting ecological conservation

Cuba and China united by the New Silk Road

On December 23, Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz and the President of the National Commission for Development and Reform of China, He Lifeng , signed the Cooperation Plan between the Government of the Republic of Cuba and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. for … Continue reading Cuba and China united by the New Silk Road

 The industrialization of agriculture by capitalism and Metabolic Rift

The following is an extract from Capitalism and Robbery: The Expropriation of Land, Labor, and Corporeal Life, by John Bellamy Foster et al, Monthly Review, Dec 01, 2019. See also: The review of Guano and the opening of the Pacific world, recently shared by China Environment. ********************* Marx presented a systematic analysis of how industrialized agriculture robbed the land of necessary nutrients. He recognized and provided the basis for assessing the interlocking oppressions and processes of expropriation that accompanied this soil crisis. Nutrients from the countryside accumulated as waste in the cities and were washed away to sea as part … Continue reading  The industrialization of agriculture by capitalism and Metabolic Rift

Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World

The 19th century search for fertilizer drove imperialist expansion and ecological destruction Climate & Capitalism: Ecosocialist Discussion BOOK REVIEW by Martin Empson Author: Gregory T. CushmanGUANO AND THE OPENING OF THE PACIFIC WORLDA Global Ecological History In the last two … Continue reading Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World