Global South


Webinar for the week: China encirclement

Topics include exactly those issues that Mr Lavrov spoke about in his UNGA speech.  Enjoy!   Radhika Desai brings together new voices, younger voices and serious voices.  It is always a pleasure.

  • * AUKUS and the attempts to construct an Asian NATO
  • * The rightward shift in Japan and South Korea
  • * The West’s incitement of Taiwanese secessionism
  • * The role of modern colonialism in the project of containing China (Okinawa, Hawai’i, Guam)
  • * Attempts at a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific
  • * Western power projection in the South China Sea and the Taiwan Straits
  • * China encirclement – from 1949 to the present day * Building unity between the peoples of the Pacific and the oppressed peoples of the United States


  • * Liu Xin (Host of the opinion show The Point with Liu Xin, CGTN)
  • * Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States)
  • * Judge Lillian Sing (the first Asian American female Judge in Northern California, retired to start the “Comfort women” Justice Coalition)
  • * Ken Hammond (Organizer with Pivot to Peace; author of From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History)
  • * Li Peng (Dean of the Graduate Institute for Taiwan Studies, Xiamen University)
  • * Qiao Collective (Grassroots media collective of diaspora Chinese writers, artists, and researchers)
  • * Ju-Hyun Park (Organizer and writer with the Nodutdol collective)
  • * KJ Noh (Peace activist and expert on the geopolitics of Asia)
  • * Zhong Xiangyu (Political commentator and Chinese hip-hop artist) * Keith Bennett (Co-editor of Friends of Socialist China)
  • * Moderator: Radhika Desai (University of Manitoba / International Manifesto Group)

Time Markers:

Radhika Desai – 0:17 Ken Hammond – 7:57 Ju-Hyun Park – 19:07 Judge Lillian Sing – 32:29 Sarah Flounders – 44:17 Li Peng – 57:28 Qiao Collective – 1:07:05 Ben Norton – 1:32:21 KJ Noh – 1:46:55 Zhong Xiangyu – 2:08:14 Keith Bennett – 2:27:03