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Newsletter #2: 05 October 2020

China and the US: a dialogue between Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei (24 October)

No Cold War is hosting a dialogue between professors Jeffrey Sachs and Zhang Weiwei, discussing relations between China and the US.

The event takes place on Saturday 24 October 2020, 2pm GMT, 9pm China, 9am US Eastern, 9pm US Pacific.

Tickets to the Zoom event are limited, so please register on Eventbrite if you wish to attend.

We will also be live-streaming to our Youtube channel and Facebook page.

Zhang Weiwei is professor of international relations at Fudan University, former interpreter to Deng Xiaoping, and author of several key books including the best-selling The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State.

Jeffrey Sachs is an economist, academic, expert in sustainable development, and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University. He has written numerous books, including the influential The End of Poverty.

Peace Forum a success

We held our second major online event, an international peace forum, on 26 September, bringing together peace movements from around the world (including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Stop the War Coalition, CODEPINK, Black Alliance for Peace, Pivot to Peace and Vrede vzw) to analyse the dangerous deterioration in US-China relations and discuss what measures we can take to reverse the tide of war.

Speakers included Victor Gao (Professor at Soochow University), Jodie Evans (CODEPINK), Chris Matlhako (South African Communist Party), Kate Hudson (CND), Margaret Kimberley (Black Alliance for Peace), Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental Institute), Lindsey German (Stop the War Coalition), Julie Tang (Pivot to Peace), Abdallah El-Harif (Democratic Way), Ollie Vargas (Kawsachun News) and Ludo De Brabander (Vrede vzw).

You can watch the event back on YouTube
and read the reports on Invent the Future, Telesur, China Daily and


Videos of our inaugural event

You can see all the videos from our inaugural conference (which took place on Saturday 25 July 2020) on our Youtube channel.

Pivot to Peace webinar against racism and war

The second Pivot to Peace webinar took place on September 20th, 2020. Speakers included Julie Tang, Dale Minami, Margaret Kimberley, Dr. Steven Pei and No Cold War convenor Carlos Martinez. You can see the full event on YouTube.

Statement: A New Cold War against China is against the interests of humanity

Our launch statement continues to pick up support. Click here to read it (translated in 17 languages) and to add your name.

Organisational supporters include:
  • Black Alliance for Peace (US)
  • Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)
  • No to War - No to NATO
  • Peace for Okinawa Coalition
  • Pivot to Peace (US)
  • Simon Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples
  • South African Peace Initiative
  • Stop the War (UK)
  • US Peace Council
Individual signatories include:
  • Diane Abbott - Labour MP, former Labour Party Shadow Home Secretary (UK)
  • Celso Amorim - Former Foreign Minister and Defence Minister of Brazil (Brazil)
  • Ajamu Baraka - Green Party candidate for US Vice-President in 2016, Black (US)
  • Medea Benjamin - Peace activist and cofounder Codepink (US)
  • Barbara Finamore - Author, 'Will China Save the Planet?' (US)
  • Gerald Horne - Chair of History and African American Studies, University of Houston (US)
  • Martin Jacques - Senior Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, Cambridge University (UK)
  • Irvin Jim - General Secretary, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
  • Chris Matlhako - Second Deputy General Secretary, South African Communist Party
  • Maite Mola - Vice-President European Left Party (Spain)
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel - Nobel Peace Prize winner (Argentina)
  • John Pilger - Prize Winning Journalist, Director of ‘The Coming War on China’ (Australia)
  • N Ram - Former Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu (India)
  • Carlos Ron - President, Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples (Venezuela)
  • João Pedro Stedile - MST (Brazil)
  • Jill Stein - Green Party candidate for President of the US in 2012 and 2016 (US)
  • Yanis Varoufakis - Economist, Member of Parliament, and former Finance Minister (Greece)
  • Wang Wen - Executive Dean, Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China
  • Colonel Ann Wright - US Army (retired), Veterans for Peace (US)
  • Zhang Weiwei - Professor, Fudan University, author 'The China Wave’ (China)


Newsletter #1: 09 September 2020