[Marxism] Moderator's note/China

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Nov 21 13:42:45 MST 2006

>Certainly not. A quarter of the world's population which is moving
>into the center of world economy and world politics is not "just another
>Asian 'tiger'". This is a country which has liberated itself from
>colonial domination by a popular revolution, and not some former
>half-colony with a strong increase in export production winning some
>autonomy from its imperialist master.

All I really meant to say is that there is no qualitative difference 
between the mode of production in China and Taiwan. Sorry that I wasn't 
clear enough. Furthermore, if you are excited by China's rapid strides as a 
capitalist power, who am I to quibble. So was the late A.G. Frank, who was 
certainly revolutionary minded around a whole range of questions, but at 
least he made it clear that was because he wanted to see some other 
capitalist power or constellation of capitalist powers to replace 
Anglo-American imperialism. That's pretty much what Samir Amin is saying as 
well (and Hardt-Negri). That's just not my cup of tea.



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