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 Akfirat
Chairman 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 Gottfried
President, Ghana China Friendship Association (GHACHIFA) and former Ambassador of Ghana to the People’s Republic of China

Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan African News Wire (US)

Roland Boer
Professor of Philosophy, School of Marxism at the Dalian University of Technology (China/Denmark)

Ben Chacko
Editor, Morning Star (Britain)

Jenny Clegg
China specialist and author (Britain)

Kenny Coyle
Journalist and director of Praxis Press (Britain)

Radhika Desai
Convenor, International Manifesto Group; Professor, University of Manitoba (Canada)

Francisco Domínguez
Academic, specialist on Latin America (Britain)

Mick Dunford
Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex; Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Ireland/Britain)

Derek Ford
Education Department chair, Hampton Institute; Assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University (US)

Sara Flounders
Co-director, International Action Center; Contributing Editor, Workers World (US)

Alan Freeman
Co-director, Geopolitical Economy Research Institute (Canada)

Stefania Fusero
Independent researcher (Italy)

Ian Goodrum
Senior Editor, China Daily; CPUSA member (China/US)

Robert Griffiths
General Secretary, Communist Party of Britain

Kenneth Hammond
Professor of East Asian and Global History, New Mexico State University (US)

Christopher Helali
International Secretary, Party of Communists USA

Senator Mushahid Hussain
Chairman, Pakistan-China Institute

Elias Jabbour
Adjunct Professor, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Central Committee member, Partido Comunista do Brasil (PCdoB)

Mick Kelly
Central Committee member, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (US)

Dee Knight
Author; Member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) International Committee’s East Asia and Anti-War subcommittees (US)

Kamal Majid
Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University (Britain)

Chris Matlhako
Second Deputy General Secretary, South African Communist Party

Charles McKelvey
Writer, Substack Column, “Knowledge, ideology, and real socialism in our times”; Professor Emeritus, Presbyterian College (US)

Dirk Nimmegeers
Co-editor of ChinaSquare.be and China Vandaag (Belgium)

Ben Norton
Journalist and editor, Multipolarista (US/Nicaragua)

KJ Noh
Journalist, educator, political analyst; organizer with Pivot to Peace and Veterans for Peace (US)

John Parker
National Co-Coordinator, Socialist Unity Party (US)

John Riddell
Founding Director, Communist International Publishing Project (Canada)

Carlos Ron
President, Instituto Simón Bolívar (Venezuela)

Fiona Sim
Organiser, Goldsmiths Anti-Imperialist Society (Britain)

Brendan Stone
Co-chair, Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War (Canada)

Tan Wah Piow
Human Rights Lawyer (Britain)

Yuri Tavrovsky
Head, Experts Council, Russo-Chinese Friendship, Peace and Cooperation Council (Russia)