Tuesday, May 4, 2021

US COLD WAR AGAINST CHINA NEWSLETTER #4

 

US COLD WAR AGAINST CHINA NEWSLETTER #4, May 4, 2021

COMPILED BY DICK BENNETT FOR A CULTURE OF PEACE, JUSTICE, AND ECOLOGY

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What’s at Stake:

     Before the US has warred against another country, two essentials were necessary: an enemy and lies.  The war against China follows that pattern, as these articles report.  As the UN Charter declares, nothing is worse than wars between nations, including threatening war, for the result can be the deaths of millions and the waste of countries.

      William Blum deserves our highest national honor for exposing in the year 2000 the consequences of US aggressions:  “In the process, the US caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair” (Rogue State, 2).  In his book, Killing Hope, he traces these slaughters in chronological order.

     The presidential lies which promoted these conquests and mass killings are set forth also in chronological order by Eric Alterman in Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie—and Why Trump is the Worse.  “The wars, coups, and assassinations that these presidents lied about resulted in the deaths of millions of innocent people and the displacement of many millions more” (8).  --Dick

 

CONTENTS: US COLD WAR AGAINST CHINA NEWSLETTER #4, May 4, 2021.

 

THREATENED WAR

Pentagon Budget Prepares for War

US/India Alliance War Preparation

Taiwan Pushes US War v. China

US Encircles China

 

POLITICAL CONFLICT

Anti-China Hate and Politics
Ally Canada’s Uyghur Genocide Slander
US Slander and Libel v. China’s Vaccine Generosity

China v. US

China in Africa
Smith’s China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse

ECONOMIC CONFLICT
China’s Restraint on Capital for the Public Good
US Neoliberal Financialization v. China’s Industrial Socialism

TECHNOLOGICAL CONFLICT

China’s CO2 Emissions

Chinese Government Regulation of FF Industry Emissions

MEDIA CONFLICT

 Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism

PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES TO CONFLICT

Appeal for Collaboration Between China and US

Remember Vietnam

 

 

TEXTS

HOT WAR THREATENED

PENTAGON BUDGET REQUEST THREATENS HOT WAR

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MR Online

A new U.S. war with China would threaten the world with unthinkable destruction. The danger of such a war cannot be ignored, it must be resisted.

The post Top Pentagon commander requests astronomical sum of money to prepare for war with China first appeared on MR Online. 3-12-21

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US/INDIA War Preparation against Chinese “Influence”
Sheikh Saaliq.  “India, U.S. Move to Deepen Defense Ties.”  NADG (3-21-21).

India and US “pledged …to expand their military engagement, underscoring the strengthening defense ties between two countries concerned over China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region.”    [A military alliance is needed to defend India and US from China’s “influence”?  I.e., Chinese economic competition?  –D]

 

TAIWAN PUSHES US WAR V. CHINA

Tanks and think tanks: How Taiwanese cash is funding the push to war with China.  Mronline.org (4-25-21).

Alan MacLeod.  

Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China.   April 24, 2021 | Newswire   share on Twitter Like Tanks and think tanks: How Taiwanese cash is funding the push to war with China on Facebook

 

NEW COLD WAR: US ENCIRCLEMENT OF CHINA VIOLATES THE UN CHARTER

James Bradley, Author of Flags of Our Fathers, #1 New York Times Best-Seller, Speaks Out Against the U.S. Military Encirclement of China

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, CovertAction Magazine. Apr 26, 2021. 

In an exclusive interview with CAM, James Bradley warns that war could break out anytime, and the U.S. would be to blame. Bradley calls for renewed engagement with China at a grass-roots level. [...]

The post James Bradley, Author of Flags of Our Fathers, #1 New York Times Best-Seller, Speaks Out Against the U.S. Military Encirclement of China appeared first on CovertAction Magazine.

 

 

 

POLITICAL CONFLICT: NEW COLD WAR

Stop anti-Chinese Hate, but not anti-China Politics?

Eds.  Can we expect people of Asian and Chinese descent to unite in a broad front against American imperialism?  March 30, 2021 | Newswire  share on Twitter Like Stop anti-Chinese hate, but not anti-China politics? on Facebook

 

 

Uyghur Genocide Slander in Canada
The watchdogs of imperialism and the Uyghur genocide slander
.  MR Online (3-18-21).

On February 26 the Canadian Parliament passed a motion, by a vote of 226 to 0, expressing the opinion that “the People’s Republic of China has” implemented “measures intended to prevent” Uyghur and other Turkic Muslim births and that these measures are “consistent with” the United Nations Genocide Convention.  The post The watchdogs of imperialism and the Uyghur genocide slander first appeared on MR Online.

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US INCITES INTERNAL OPPOSITION

 

Cold War Against China: Slander and Libel Why China’s vaccine internationalism matters

Qiao Collective.    April 22, 2021 | Newswire.    mronline.org (4-23-21).

As rich nations stockpile COVID-19 vaccines, China is providing a lifeline to Global South nations spurned by Western pharmaceuticals and excluded by the West’s neocolonial vaccine nationalism. So why is China being smeared for its efforts?

 

CHINA V. USA OVER INFLUENCE IN AFRICA

Africa Is Choosing China over the U.S.: The Case of Cape Verde

By Aidan O’Brien on Apr 23, 2021

In February the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, made it a priority to phone Rui Figueiredo, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister of Cape Verde. They spoke about commerce and “security.” Why is the tiny African nation of Cape Verde (population 550,000) a U.S. priority? It is because the U.S. is behind China in the latest “scramble for Africa.” 

The post Africa Is Choosing China over the U.S.: The Case of Cape Verde appeared first on CovertAction Magazine.

 

China and Africa: the Black Alliance for Peace’s AFRICOM Watch Bulletin

Danny Haiphong.  Mronline.org (4-27-21)

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Those that call China a colonizer of Africa don’t understand colonization.

April 26, 2021 | Interview.  

 

 

China and climate change: an exchange.  Array.  .

In the Notes from the Editors to the March 2021 issue of Monthly Review, the MR editors questioned some of the arguments in Richard Smith’s book, China’s Engine of Environmental Collapse, as well as replied to Simon Pirani’s related criticisms (writing under his pseudonym of Gabriel Levy) of MR editor John Bellamy Foster on China […]

April 12, 2021 | Exchange.  Mronline.org.

 

 

 

ECONOMIC CONFLICT


China’s Restraint on Capital for Public Good

Jack Ma is not the problem. Mronline.org (3-22-21).

Posted Mar 22, 2021 by Eds.

 Capitalism , Empire , Inequality , Strategy  China  Newswire  Ant Group

Can financial technology be corralled in service of China’s people-centered development? With Jack Ma’s Ant Group as a case study, Chinese blogger Li Xuran offers a compelling analysis of the role of capital in modern China. The halting of Ant’s bombshell IPO in November 2020, Li argues, must be seen in the context of the socialist state’s role in restraining the “wild beast” of capital for the sake of socialist development and the public good.

Editors’ note: Ant Group’s much-anticipated debut on the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges was expected to be the largest IPO of all time. But just days before the planned November 5, 2020 opening, Chinese regulators, led by the People’s Bank of China, halted the IPO and summoned Ant founder Jack Ma and other Ant executives to discuss what they called “major issues” with the tech giant’s pending listing.  The clash between state regulators and Ant Group—the parent company of China’s largest mobile payment system, Alipay, and a lending service for more than 80 million small businesses—was portrayed in Western media as a “crackdown” evincing the centralized power of the Communist Party under Xi Jinping. These misrepresentations even led to conspiracy theories that Ma had been “disappeared.” But far from a “totalitarian” crackdown on private industry, the freezing of Ant Group’s monster IPO must be understood in the context of China’s socialist market economy, in which traditional banking and financial services operate under state control for the public interest. In contrast to China’s 14th Five Year Plan—which prioritizes sustainable developmentrural revitalization, and real economic growth—the growing power of private lenders such as Ant Group poses systemic risks for the sorts of speculation, consumer debt, and financial bubbles responsible for cyclical financial crises in the capitalist nations. As Ant Group continues to work with regulatory authorities towards a future IPO, the question remains: can fintech be corralled in service of China’s people-centered development?         

This article was originally published in Chinese in Utopia (乌有之乡). Follow the author’s public page on WeChat (ID: xuranshuo).

 

 

Michael Hudson: America’s neoliberal financialization policy vs. China’s industrial socialism by Yves Smith.

Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that “have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom.”

April 18, 2021 | Newswire.  Mronline.org (4-18-21).

 

 

TECHNOLOGICAL CONFLICT

China’s CO2 Emissions

What about China?   Eds.  mronline.

China surged past the United States to become the #1 carbon emitter in 2006. Currently (2019 data from BP’s Statistical Review of World Energy), its CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning are over 9,800 million metric tons (“tonnes”) a year.

April 14, 2021 | Newswire

 

Chinese Government Regulation of FF Industry Emissions

12 Arrested in Hebei for fabricating emission data

Eds.

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Local companies were found to be collaborating with an emission monitoring company to skirt environmental standards.

March 30, 2021 | Newswire

 

MEDIA CONFLICT

Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism when They Join in Cold War against China.  mronline.org (4-11-21).  Joshua Cho.  Newswire. (April 10, 2021). 

Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media.

 

PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES TO CONFLICT

Appeal for Collaboration Between China and US: Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy (saneuschinapolich.org)

     Friends,

     Imagine that instead of the United States’ and China’s increasingly dangerous military provocations the two powers collaborated to reverse climate change, to rid the world of nuclear weapons, prevent pandemics and affirm human rights.

        Imagine that despite our profound differences, the U.S. and Russia competed in pressing nuclear disarmament developing a Common Security solution for Ukraine.

         The Campaign for Peace and Disarmament provides critical leadership for the U.S. and international peace movements.

Click to donate: https://www.cpdcs.org/donate/donate-cpdcs/

          In recent months, CPDCS launched two U.S.-China-Indo-Pacific initiatives, the Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy (saneuschinapolich.org) and the Asia-Pacific Working Group (https://www.cpdcs.org/#), with a series of webinars and movement building. While we celebrate the Biden Administration’s invaluable domestic policies, its military-first approaches to inevitable great power tensions threatens catastrophic wars and undermines commitments to reverse climate change.

We are also working with partners in organizing a major May 15 No First [Nuclear] Use conference and with international partners on a July 31 conference on the eve of the NPT Review Conference. And, with the International Peace Bureau and the Olaf Palme Foundation in Sweden, we are beginning the international consultations, webinars and writing for a comprehensive Common Security report to be released a year from now on the 40th anniversary of the original Common Security Report which created the paradigm for the ending of the Cold War.

                We cannot do this without your financial support.

              Please consider contributing to our spring appeal as generously as you can, so that we and you and keep on keepin’ on.

                Click to donate:  https://www.cpdcs.org/donate/donate-cpdcs/ 

Thank you!   Joseph Gerson, CPDCS

 

REMEMBER VIETNAM IN THE OLD COLD WAR

Whatever Happened To Americans’ Moral Compasss

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. Popular Resistance (5-2-21).  The Vietnam War is one of many heinous stains on American history that to this day often is told through a revisionist lens or outright ignored. Yet the truth remains beneath the layers of whitewashing that the U.S. government sent thousands of Americans to slaughter and be slaughtered over a conflict that had everything to do with Cold War ideologies and nothing to do with justice or freedom. The death tolls are still shocking to read: it is estimated that 2 million Vietnamese civilians were killed during the war, along with 1.1 million  North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters and 58,220 American soldiers.  -more-

 

 

CHINA NEWSLETTER #3, MARCH 11, 2021

https://jamesrichardbennett.blogspot.com/2021/03/us-cold-war-against-chna-newsletter-3.html

THREATENED HOT WAR

POLITICAL CONFLICT: NEW COLD WAR

ECONOMIC CONFLICT

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICT

TECHNOLOGICAL CONFLICT

MEDIA CONFLICT

PEACEFUL ALTERNATIVES TO CONFLICT

 

 

 

END CHINA NEWSLETTER #4, May 4, 2021

 

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