[Marxism] China: a Successful 58th Anniversary (Prensa Latina)
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Tue Oct 2 07:35:57 MDT 2007
"Some even think that China's
imperialist, though there are no Chinese conquering armies anywhere on
earth outside of Chinese national territory." -- Walter L.
Does setting up client states through military & economic support against
democratic revolutions constitute imperialist meddling?
Last month, the junta again hobbled Aung San Suu Kyi, the overwhelming
victor in those elections, which led world leaders to protest against the
junta. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright condemned the authorities of
Burma (Myanmar) for their treatment of Suu Kyi. So did the European Union.
Even Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, long friendly with the junta, muttered
quietly. Not a word was uttered, however, by China - Burma's largest and
most powerful neighbor, and the only outside party capable of influencing
the behavior of the so-called State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) -
China holds most of the keys to a resolution of the Burmese crisis. It
supplies the Burmese military with most of its modern weapons, though
smaller quantities of arms arrive from Singapore. It is Burma's major
trading partner, taking and transshipping large quantities of Burma's
illicit opium and heroin exports, and supplying consumer goods in return. In
1998, Burma also exported to India, Singapore, and Thailand, and imported
from Singapore, Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia, but the products listed did
not include narcotics and weapons, which dwarf all other commodities.
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