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Saturday, July 6 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
China and the US: Inter-Imperial Rivalry or Class Struggle and Solidarity?

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The intensifying rivalry between the US and China fills the daily news. The US remains the world’s predominant political and economic power, but it now views China’s growing economic influence as a potential geopolitical challenger, leading it adopt Barack Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Donald Trump’s trade war and threats of a new Cold War. This panel will discuss the nature and roots of the rivalry and the importance of building international solidarity between the workers movements of both countries.

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Elaine Lu

Elaine Lu is the Program Officer at China Labor Watch (CLW), a New York-based NGO advocating for workers’ rights in China. CLW conducts undercover  investigations into the factories of multinational companies and places pressure on the companies to improve working conditions and... Read More →
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Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin is an activist and researcher of China's labor movement, and has worked to build international labor solidarity between Chinese and American workers and activists. He coordinates the China Program at the International Labor Rights Forums in Washington DC, and co-edits the... Read More →
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Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith is a socialist writer and activist in Burlington, Vermont. He has written in numerous publications including Truthout, The International Socialist Review, Socialist Worker, ZNet, Jacobin, New Politics and many other online and print publications. He is currently working... Read More →

Saturday July 6, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
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