Saito: the metabolic rift and de-growth communism

Kohei Saito is an associate professor at Tokyo University and an erudite Marxist scholar.  Not a candidate for a best-seller in the non-fiction book world, you might think.  But you would be wrong in this case.  Saito’s new book (currently in Japanese), which analyses the relationship between capitalism and the planet, has been a smash […]

Saito: the metabolic rift and de-growth communism

China: Xi’s third term – part 3: chips, dual circulation and imperialism

Even as Xi Jinping was promising China’s Communist Party’s national congress that China would “resolutely win the battle” in key areas of technology, employees of technology companies in China and elsewhere were being told to down tools. Dozens of the hundreds of executives and engineers with US citizenship or green cards who work in or with […]

China: Xi’s third term – part 3: chips, dual circulation and imperialism

China: Xi’s third term – part one: growth, investment and consumption

China’s Congress of the Communist Party takes place this week.  This is an important event not only for China, but globally.  The Western media have concentrated on the fact that current party leader Xi Jinping will be confirmed for an unprecedented third term as party leader and thus also continue as President of China when […]

China: Xi’s third term – part one: growth, investment and consumption