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

BRICS countries agree to strengthen collaboration to address global challenges

The five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa – agreed to deepen strategic cooperation with the evolution of the international landscape. China says BRICS should act as the stabilizer for the current situation and a booster for development. The BRICS sherpas (see note below) have agreed to further strengthen solidarity and cooperation to address multiple challenges the globe is currently facing, including the Covid-19 pandemic and economic recovery. The pledge came as the second BRICS sherpas’ meeting in 2022 was held from Tuesday to Wednesday through a videolink, Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting was chaired … Continue reading BRICS countries agree to strengthen collaboration to address global challenges

China leverages fiscal policies to spur decarbonization

BEIJING — China’s Finance Ministry unveiled a guideline on Monday further leveraging the role of fiscal policies to achieve the country’s carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. By 2030, a fiscal and taxation system that is conducive to green and low-carbon development will be basically established to achieve the goal of peaking carbon emissions, according to the guideline released on the website of the Ministry of Finance. The system of fiscal policies to support green and low-carbon development will be mature and complete before 2060 to help realize the carbon neutrality goal, the guideline says. The ministry calls for building … Continue reading China leverages fiscal policies to spur decarbonization

China says ‘Belt and Road must align with Paris Agreement’

A new government vision document sets Paris-aligned and time-bound plan for China’s overseas investment, going beyond all the ‘guidances’ released so far. On 28 March, China published a policy document on further greening the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It is the third policy document on this theme issued by the government in less than a year, so one can be excused for finding it difficult to keep up. The new document – “Opinions on Jointly Promoting Green Development of the Belt and Road” (English translation) – was jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission, and the ministries … Continue reading China says ‘Belt and Road must align with Paris Agreement’

‘The political economy of reforms and the present Chinese transition’

BACKGROUND TO CHINA’S ECONOMIC REFORMS Professors Elias Jabbour and Alexis Dantas, economists at the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil published (in 2017) an important study of China’s economic reform, an is a good introduction to the issues behind the strengthening of the economic power of the Chinese state in the past 4 to 5 years. The full paper is available in English at https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-31572017v37n04a08 “In general this refutes many myths on China’s economic reform in analysing the relation of the state and the market in China’s ‘socialist market economy’. It is a good introduction for economists to the … Continue reading ‘The political economy of reforms and the present Chinese transition’

$500 million US state-sponsored anti-China propaganda

The US government constantly publishes disinformation about China and the environment. A simple on line search shows literally thousands of such “reports” from the US State Department and US Embassies around the world. These are then repeated mindlessly by Western “journalists” and “news networks” – often verbatum, always one-sided – and the same “news” regurgitated unthinkingly by hundreds of outlets in the so-called free press. These anti-China disinformation stories on China and the environment are some of the sorts of things that a “new” US State-sponsored disinformation program aims to fund. 500 million dollars. That’s the sum of money the … Continue reading $500 million US state-sponsored anti-China propaganda

Germany to re-open coal fired power plants

The following post demonstrates in startling relief the ‘moral’ hypocrisy of the West. It is pefectly ‘justifiable’ for Germany to increase coal usage in an energy emergency, but not so for China in similar circumstances? The credibility of the West on climate change is rapidly evaporating. CHINA ENVIRONMENT NET Article from RT: published as ‘Germany may reactivate coal power plants – media‘ Berlin is expected to propose an emergency plan in case Russian gas supplies stop. German Economy Minister Robert Habeck will reportedly reveal an emergency decree allowing the federal government to bring back the coal-powered and oil-fired facilities in … Continue reading Germany to re-open coal fired power plants

What is Bidden’s real agenda on energy?

“the reality is that the Biden is doing everything he can to sabotage the adoption of solar power across the globe” Extreme heat in 2021 has broken the famous Dust Bowl record from 1936 for the hottest summer on record in the USA. In 1936, the world observed a hot blob on a relatively cool planet. Today, we have a hot blob on a warm planet. The combination of Canada and the USA is by far the hottest year on record for these two countries. The extraordinary and mind-blowing climate change induced heatwaves which captured global attention played a crucial … Continue reading What is Bidden’s real agenda on energy?

The ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ – A Fact Sheet

We are pleased to republish below this comprehensive and thoroughly-researched report by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). The report exposes the NED’s origins and rationale – as essentially an extension of the CIA, funded and controlled by the US government. It goes into detail, uncovering the NED’s extensive operations on behalf of US imperialism throughout the world, both in China (backing pro-independence and anti-China groups in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong) and in other countries that refuse to go along with US diktat (including Bolivia, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Belarus, Libya, Syria, Algeria, and more). The … Continue reading The ‘National Endowment for Democracy’ – A Fact Sheet

Ukrainian Azov troops in Mariupol surrender

Kiev puts on a brave face as trapped Nazi Azov fighters give themselves up to Russian forces. Western media avoids saying Ukrainian forces “surrendered” and are now “Russian prisoners”. RT News Moscow reports: The last remaining Ukrainian troops in the southern port city of Mariupol have started surrendering, after being trapped for nearly a month in the Azovstal steelworks. The massive industrial complex, with a network of underground tunnels and bunkers, was the last bastion held by Ukrainian forces. The city is otherwise controlled by Russian troops and the militias of the Donbass republics. The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claims Mariupol … Continue reading Ukrainian Azov troops in Mariupol surrender