[Marxism] Resentment of Chinese capital spreading in Myanmar

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu May 22 08:13:19 MDT 2014

On 5/22/14 9:59 AM, Michael Karadjis wrote:
> Resentment of China Spreading in Myanmar
> BANGKOK — A flare-up of resilient hostility toward China among its
> neighbors has infected central Myanmar, where a Chinese company
> operating a copper mine has local residents seething over what they call
> the operator’s arrogance and the project’s seemingly unbridled expansion
> plans.

What ingrates. Don't they understand that the BRICS are ushering in a 
new world order geared to human needs under a benign form of capitalism? 
Just ask Pepe Escobar.


As far as what might be called the “authoritarian neoliberalism” of the 
Middle Kingdom, what’s not to like at the moment? China has proven that 
there is a result-oriented alternative to the Western “democratic” 
capitalist model for nations aiming to be successful. It’s building not 
one, but myriad new Silk Roads, massive webs of high-speed railways, 
highways, pipelines, ports and fiber optic networks across huge parts of 
Eurasia. These include a Southeast Asian road, a Central Asian road, an 
Indian Ocean “maritime highway” and even a high-speed rail line through 
Iran and Turkey reaching all the way to Germany.

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