China of great help to Africa in fighting global financial crisis: Zambian minister

Via Xinhua. WASHINGTON, April 25 (Xinhua) — China is of great help to African countries in their efforts to deal with the current global financial crisis and the worst world economic downturn since the Great Depression in the 1930s, Zambian Minister of Finance Situmbeko Musokotwane told Xinhua here on Saturday. Musokotwane, who is in Washington … [Read more…]

Book review: Jenny Clegg – China’s Global Strategy: Towards a Multipolar World

[Review by Thomas Fenton] Jenny Clegg’s superbly analytical book arrives at a critical historic moment. The US-dominated post-cold war world order is finding itself increasingly challenged in the context of the imperialist economic collapse and the quagmire into which the US-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have descended. This year will also mark the 60th … [Read more…]