Last year, China announced a ban on imports of ‘foreign garbage’. The result? Western stockpiles of used paper and plastic have reached crisis proportions. Adam Liebman on why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.
If the global financial crisis symbolized the decline of the West, it also signalled that the future belongs to China – a superpower that ‘understands’ the developing world better than the US, IMF or World Bank, according to Martin Jacques.
China’s dazzlingly ambitious international investment programme – the Belt and Road Initiative – is well under way, with designs to bring infrastructure to half the planet. Wayne Ellwood on the scale of this juggernaut and its economic and political ramifications.
It’s not elves, but underpaid Chinese workers working around the clock that will enable you to unwrap your presents, writes Amoge Ukaegbu.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|No more of your junk||The dirt on waste||November, 2018|
|China: a post-neoliberal order?||The next financial crisis||July, 2018|
|One belt, one road||A better media is possible||June, 2018|
|Pollution struggle||Public ownership rises again||May, 2018|
|Mixed Media: Film||What's left for the young?||January, 2018|
|‘Curing’ homosexuality||What's left for the young?||January, 2018|
|Reasons to be cheerful||Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent||December, 2017|
|When the Foxbots muscle in||Humans vs robots||November, 2017|
|Fatal attraction||Bad Education||September, 2017|
|Anthem tempo-tantrum||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|Feminist folk in China||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|The dark side of Christmas: the impact on sweatshops||The coming war on China||December, 2016|
|The coming war on China||The coming war on China||December, 2016|
|Taking matters into their own hands||Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist||September, 2016|
|China: activist alarm at foreign NGO law||Smiley-faced monopolists||July, 2016|
|The Mekong River is not for sale!||Love in the time of Ebola||May, 2016|
|Torture tactics in Tibet||Technology justice||May, 2016|
|China's climate transition||Paris climate summit||November, 2015|
|Shadow over China||Global banking now||May, 2015|
|And finally... Xiaolu Guo||The politics of language loss||June, 2014|
|Country Profile: China||How the war on pirates became big business||September, 2013|
|Laying into the poor||The feral rich||January, 2013|
|Is China good for Africa?||Youth rising||October, 2012|
|Heroism or desperation?||Co-operatives||July, 2012|