Charles McKelvey: Does the world need capitalist democracy or socialist democracy?

We are pleased to republish these reflections on our recent event, The Summit for Socialist Democracy, originally posted by Charles McKelvey on his Substack. With respect the December 9-10 “Summit for Democracy,” hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, the Korean intellectual Kiyul Chung had the quote of the day.  Kiyul characterized the event as an “imperial … Continue reading Charles McKelvey: Does the world need capitalist democracy or socialist democracy?

Charles McKelvey summary of the ‘Propaganda War against China’ webinar

Many thanks to Charles McKelvey for attending and taking detailed notes on our recent webinar, The Propaganda War Against China. We reproduce his blog post below. On October 9, the Friends of Socialist China sponsored a zoom event on the Propaganda War against China.  The event was co-sponsored by Morning Star, the Grayzone, Pivot to … Continue reading Charles McKelvey summary of the ‘Propaganda War against China’ webinar

Charles McKelvey: The continuity of the Chinese socialist project

We are pleased to reproduce this interesting article by Charles McKelvey, reflecting and elaborating on some of the points made in Carlos Martinez’s essay No Great Wall: on the continuities of the Chinese Revolution. Many China-watchers have believed that the post-Mao Chinese reform and opening constituted an abandonment of the principles of Marxism, Maoism, and … Continue reading Charles McKelvey: The continuity of the Chinese socialist project

Charles McKelvey: China and the Third World

We are pleased to republish this interesting piece by Charles McKelvey which explores the parallel trajectories – and recent convergence – of the projects for Third World liberation and Chinese socialist construction. The article, rich in historical detail, concludes that the continuing and deepening coordination between China and the rest of the developing world is … Continue reading Charles McKelvey: China and the Third World

China and Latin America: Dilma speaks

The following is a detailed report of our recent webinar, 21st Century Socialism: China and Latin America on the Frontline, by US-based political analyst Charles McKelvey. The Friends of Socialist China sponsored on March 19, 2022, a Webinar on “21st Century Socialism: China and Latin America on the Frontline.”  Friends of Socialist China, located in … Continue reading China and Latin America: Dilma speaks

Political structures in socialist China

This month sees the annual sessions of China’s leading advisory and legislative bodies – the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC). They are a key event in the country’s political calendar where the programme for government is debated and agreed. In this article, Charles McKelvey provides valuable insights into … Continue reading Political structures in socialist China

Who we are

The Friends of Socialist China platform is co-edited by Keith Bennett, Danny Haiphong and Carlos Martinez. We also have an advisory group, composed of the following members: Adnan AkfiratChairman of the Board of the Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) and Chairman of the Turkish-Chinese Business Development and Friendship Association (Turkey) HE Kojo Amoo GottfriedPresident, … Continue reading Who we are

Statement opposing the propaganda war on China

At the Friends of Socialist China webinar on the propaganda war against China, held on Saturday 9 October 2021, the following statement was adopted. We, the undersigned, are concerned about the escalating propaganda war being waged by the United States and its allies against the People’s Republic of China. Although China in recent years has … Continue reading Statement opposing the propaganda war on China

Review of ‘China and the Left: a socialist forum’

We are pleased to republish this detailed and helpful summary of the recent ‘China and the Left’ forum recently organised by Qiao Collective in association with the People’s Forum, Monthly Review and CODEPINK. The review first appeared on Charles McKelvey’s blog. A full playlist of videos from the forum can be found on YouTube. A … Continue reading Review of ‘China and the Left: a socialist forum’