[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
> By THOMAS FULLERMAY 19, 2014
> 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.

http://www.thenation.com/article/179916/geopolitical-earthquakes-reshaping-eurasias-economy

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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