EconoFiction

China & US Power

15 Jul , 2020  

Can China do much to fight back against the power wielded by the US in the world economy? At first sight, that looks unlikely. China is big, but world trade is conducted in dollars, and the US has economic, political and military influence across the globe. The usual result of ...

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Necropolitics

Soacial Contagion / Microbiological Class War in China

5 Mrz , 2020  

Wuhan is known colloquially as one of the “four furnaces” (四大火炉) of China for its oppressively hot humid summer, shared with Chongqing, Nanjing and alternately Nanchang or Changsha, all bustling cities with long histories along or near the Yangtze river valley. Of the four, Wuhan, however, is also sprinkled with ...

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EconoFiction

Global Governance

11 Jan , 2020  

It is easy to see today that in the course of implementing neo-liberal strategies, the state is being increasingly restricted in its function as the guarantor of social peace and compromise between the classes, while the various modes of operation of the social police are being intensified step by step. ...

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EconoFiction

Economic Concessions in Reaction to the Movement in Hong Kong? (engl/deutsch)

19 Nov , 2019  

The Hong Kong government is so far mainly using repressive measures against the mass movement, but, recently, state media in China have started pushing for a change in the city’s housing policy – possibly a first sign for economic concessions in reaction to the pressure ‘from below.’

The Hong Kong ...

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EconoFiction

The Global World Order

17 Okt , 2019  

The fact that struggles for reproductive conditions or circulation struggles are increasing again worldwide at the moment is no coincidence. In France in particular, they are increasing in intensity from week to week with the Yellow West. The shifts are easy to understand there, the radicalism of the Riots, the ...

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EconoFiction

Fossiles Kapital (3)

5 Okt , 2019  

Am Ende des Buchs kommt Malm auf die Emissions-Explosion nach dem Jahr 2000 zu sprechen, die von einem einzigen Land ausging, nämlich der VR China. Zwischen den Jahren 2000 und 2006 war China für 55% der globalen Emission von CO2 verantwortlich. Im Jahr 2002 wurde China der größte Förderer von ...

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EconoFiction

Swoosh

18 Jan , 2019  

Through a discussion of Nike’s Flyknit this essay deal with recent struggles and socioeconomic/technological trends in China, their relation to changing fashions in the West and possible forms of resistance that may emerge in global supply chains..

Note: Much of the material on China below is drawn from the important ...

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NonPolitics

DER KAMPF DER JASIC-ARBEITER*INNEN IM CHINESISCHEN SHENZEN

4 Sep , 2018  

Arbeiter*innen der Shenzener Schweißgerätefabrik Jasic wehren sich gegen Gängelung und wollen eine Gewerkschaft gründen. Als der Staat zurückschlägt, entwickelt sich eine übergreifende Solidaritätsbewegung in China und darüber hinaus.

„Eine Gewerkschaft zu gründen ist kein Verbrechen. Unterstützt die Jasic-Arbeiter*innen von Shenzen“, ruft Shen Mengyu mit lauter Stimme. Um sie stehen Polizist*innen. ...

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EconoFiction

GLOBAL IMPERIALISM AND THE GREAT CRISIS (pdf)

27 Jul , 2018  

The main thesis of this book is that contemporary globalization is bringing about a type of imperialism that differs fundamentally from those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The most significant difference is that the great capitalist firms, by becoming multinationals, have broken out of the confines within which they ...

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EconoFiction

Imperialismus und Weltmarkt

14 Apr , 2018  

Vortrag, gehalten auf einer Veranstaltung mit Micha Hintz

Es gibt zwar wichtige Parallelen zwischen dem nationalen Markt und dem Weltmarkt, aber jener ist nicht einfach eine Subkategorie des letzteren. Eine genauere Analyse des Weltmarktes macht evident, dass er mehr ist als nur die Aggregation der Staaten und Unternehmen, nämlich eine ...

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EconoFiction, NonPolitics

The Hermit and the Empire: China after the Collapse of the Developmental Regime

18 Feb , 2018  

Reclusion

When the nomadic armies swept down from the north to conquer the splintering Western Jin dynasty, the upper classes fled across the Yellow River into the southern hinterland of their collapsing empire. In the South, they re-established the imperial court at Jiankang (within present-day Nanjing), decreeing the ascent of ...

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EconoFiction, GenericScience

China’s Drivers and Planetary Ecological Collapse

9 Jan , 2018  

Abstract: Can China lead the fight against climate change? If not, why not? Richard Smith, drawing on his forthcoming book China’s Engine of Ecological Apocalypse (Verso, 2018) argues that the built-in drivers and barriers of China’s hybrid bureaucratic- collectivist capitalism severely limit President Xi Jinping’s options, rendering his ambitions impossible

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