[Marxism] Moderator's note/China

Lüko Willms lueko.willms at t-online.de
Tue Nov 21 13:27:34 MST 2006

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 15:45:27 -0500, Louis Proyect wrote:

> China is simply just another Asian "tiger", 

  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. 

  Just as Malcolm X hailed the first Chinese atomic bomb, I welcome 
China's economic growth. 
  Even if this growth comes with a price -- growing social tensions and 
conflicts, growing problems for the environment. 

> but in the anomalous position 
> of having Communists running the capitalist system.

  "Communists" ... well, OK, with a capital "C". 

  That economic growth comes with a price -- and I don't want to discuss 
here if this price had necessarily to be paid -- but I don't see the 
Chinese workers and farmers being defeated and depressed, accepting to 
be humiliated by the triumph of a new capitalist ruling class. 

  All these reports of at times quite violent struggles of fight back 
tell me, that the fighting capacity of the working classes in China has 
not been broken. 

Lüko Willms
Frankfurt, Germany
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