Development of the contradictions of imperialism and the imperialist powers
The increase in China supposedly aims for a “strategic equality”, it forces yankee imperialism and some countries in the European Union to take “positions” and geostrategic initiatives directed towards achieving positioning of the oil supplies in the world; or establishing “relations” with axis countries that secure their needs. There are the multi-million investments of Chevron-Texaco in Kazakhstan, Shell in Nigeria, the dispute between Peking and Tokyo over the construction of pipeline from Siberia to the Japanese Sea. And Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, Brasil, Venezuela, among others, are strategic positions that serve as a “platform for growth” to the imperialist powers of the EU, China, Japan. These inject capital and establish a fictional “level of economic development” in such a way that they cannot be easily taken over as strategic positions by other imperialist powers. We see that China will invest 10 billion dollars in North Korea, which approved granting the big Chinese companies the use of two islands for 50 years, for them to transfer part of their manufacturing production there. The scenario between China and the U.S. is that they will be in open conflict in the strategic positioning of gas and oil supplies, through wars of plunder.
But now, beneath the appearance of continuing imperialist alliance under US chieftainship are too many imperialist powers competing with each other under the conditions of the crisis of overproduction and financial collapses. Breaches in the alliance are now seen in the contradictions between the US, Britain, Spain and Italy on the one hand and France, Germany, Russia and China on the other hand over the question of unleashing another war of aggression against Iraq.
The complete restoration of capitalism in countries previously ruled by revisionist regimes has added Russia and China to the ranks of big capitalist powers and has made the world ever more cramped for inter-imperialist competition.
However, the US and China have been the main partners under the policy of neoliberal globalization, with the former serving as the main source of investments and main market for the cheap sweatshop consumer manufactures of the latter.
Another increasing force in the international arena is China.It is the main actor of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.The National Gross Domestic Market of China in the end of 2008 was 60.9 Trillion Dollars.The biggest piece of the cake of this with 14.5 Trillion Dollars belongs to the US. Followed by the EU with 13.5 Million Dollars (Germany 3.7, France 2.9, U.K 2.7). Japan has 4.9 and China 2.9 Trillion Dollars. China’s investments in Latin America and Africa show that it becomes a serious competitor.
“The Situation in the World and People’s War”, by the TKP/ML, an essay published in the illegal journal Komünist, no. 64, after the 3rd CC meeting of the TCP/ML in February 2010, 5 pages. PDF Version (287 KB); MS Word (57 KB) 相关文字：
B) Political situation
In the hegemonic struggle in Obama’s US:
from the beginning it was claimed that he was going to either use the “smart” or the “soft” way and of necessity he would attempt to work with
other countries and forces and that he would “try” to stay away from making war as his first choice. Together with Afghanistan and Palestine also in Iraq the imperialists (mainly US imperialists) are not in a situation where they can move according to their prophesied calendar. Now if this is considered together with its policies towards Iran, then it seems to be difficult to talk about a “new” situation. The economic and political crisis of the US (the roots of the current crisis goes back to the time before the year 2000), and because of the losses as a result of the crisis, the advanced new strategy is pushing forward in the face of the sharp and divergent dynamics of class struggle.
On September 14th Obama said in his speech at the General Council meeting of the UN “in words and in action we are looking for a new ‘together’ with the world. It is time now for all to take responsibility for global issues. (…) in this era no nation can rule over the other. Anyone that puts one nation before the other cannot be successful in the world order. A world that is with each other, things like the North-South conflict or the cold war don’t have a meaning. (…) the US is ready to open a whole new page in international collaboration for recognizing the rights and responsibilities of all nations”.
Since it is impossible to think that Obama doesn’t know what he’s talking about, there is only one point left: it’s obvious that there is a big disappointment. This disappointment does not just come from those inside the people’s front who had surrendered to this wind of illusion that Obama will bring about a big change. This disappointment is also seen in the ranks of the counter-revolution that gave Obama a big mission. But not just today, the Obama reality already existed in the beginning and during the carrying out of its administration and before, in connection with the occupation, in war and aggression policies and in the internal economic and social praxis.
All the promises Obama made on “withdrawal from soldier units in Afghanistan”, “help for Palestine settlements” etc. weren’t realized and even in some points extended. For example one of the most stunning examples is the one on Palestine. In the weeks by the end of 2008 to 2009 in the attacks of Israel against Gaza there wasn’t one reaction of Obama or his administration. According to the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselam in the attack against Gaza 1400 people were killed and more than half were civilians. 252 were under the age of 16. In the operations which were called “dropping bullets operation” more than 20,000 houses were destroyed. These records gained after a month of big research show one more time the real face of Israel.
This is only one example, it shows that after Obama’s election victory a real fundamental change has not taken place. The schemes and concerns of the EU imperialists also haven’t changed, especially since during the development of the world economic crisis the EU countries took heavy defeats. Also the “unity” amongst the EU imperialists has created cracks which expand more and more. Labor laws and fundamental rights are being abolished and more repressive laws against the working class and toiling masses are being passed.
In Germany alone, where 13 % of the general population lives under the poverty line, we see distributed every day in 847 “Solidarity houses” daily goods and needs to about 1 million people. The Social Rights Ministry of the Berlin region has released a report where it clearly says that 171 thousand
children under the age of 18 are depending on the HARTZ-IV law in order to cover their needs. In Berlin more than 30 % of the children and young people live under the poverty line.
The restrictions on new anti-terror laws have increased all over the EU ‘Fortress’. Not one day passes by in where there is not a statement or news report on arrests and raids in a European country. These raids are mainly made against democratic, progressive and revolutionary forces and their institutions.
Another increasing force in the international arena is China. It is the main actor of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The National Gross Domestic Market of China in the end of 2008 was 60.9 Trillion Dollars.
The biggest piece of the cake of this with 14.5 Trillion Dollars belongs to the US. Followed by the EU with 13.5 Million Dollars (Germany 3.7, France 2.9, U.K 2.7). Japan has 4.9 and China 2.9 Trillion Dollars.
China’s investments in Latin America and Africa show that it becomes a serious competitor.
The six major worldpowers—the US, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China—led by the USimperialists have succeeded in rallying the majority to their side in theirpuppet organization known as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) topass a resolution censuring Iran over its allegedly secret plans to buildnuclear weapons and asking it to freeze immediately, work on its new uraniumenrichment facility near the holy city of Qom.
CPI(Maoist) Statement on Iran: “Vote against Iran is a vote for Imperialist intervention and hegemony over Third World countries! Uranium enrichment is an inalienable right of Iran! Fight against the UPA government’s total sell-out of our country’s interests to US imperialism!”, press statement by CPI(Maoist) Central Committee Spokesperson Azad, on Nov. 29, 2009, 2 pages.
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In the Balkans all imperialist interests are in conflict with each other (with the possible exceptions of Japan and China).
“The Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Politics of the Imperialists”, by Elias Kamaretsos, CPG(m-l), 8 pages.
At the SIA, held in the Netherlands, there were disruptive attempts to impose views that were supportive of China (a restored capitalist and emerging imperialist power) and other reactionary states.
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7、巴西“保卫人民权利革命阵线”：社会帝国主义The US seeks to impede the existence of a legitimaterevolutionary process, strengthening lackey forces of the opposition, and atthe same time, prevent other imperialist powers (prominently France, Russia,China, Germany) fromseizing their former areas of domain. 社会帝国主义：Thesocial-imperialist Chinapenetrates over vast areas of influence, commercially and economicallydominating, seriously competing with the USA in different parts of theglobe.地址：
“Down with the imperialist aggression against Libya! Long live the war of resistance of the people of the world!”, by RFDPR, Spring 2011, 5 pages. This is the translation which was posted on Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle on June 6, 2011. PDF Version (174 KB); MS Word (43 KB)
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