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Tibet in the grip of Chinese imperialism

category eastern asia | imperialism / war | press release author Tuesday March 18, 2008 21:43author by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici - FdCAauthor email internazionale at fdca dot it Report this post to the editors

For workers' autonomy in Tibet and in China!

The Tibetan people's revolt against the Chinese occupation has once more brought to the attention of the world the state of subjection in which the territory has been held for decades by the military presence of China's "People's Liberation Army"... The tragedy of Tibet and its people is one and the same as the tragedy of Chinese workers, victims of the State dominion of the People's Republic of China, in the name... of the people!


Tibet in the grip of Chinese imperialism


The Tibetan people's revolt against the Chinese occupation has once more brought to the attention of the world the state of subjection in which the territory has been held for decades by the military presence of China's "People's Liberation Army". Tibet is geographically strategic. After the discovery and consequent ransacking of raw materials that are essential to China's economy (uranium in prime position), reducing the country to little more than a nuclear dump, Tibet has also had to put up with the Beijing regime's demographic policies of Sinization, part of a general plan for the entire Far East that China has been pushing since the 1960s, with no qualms about the use of fiercely repressive measures to do so.

Tibet is thus another area of strategic importance to China, along with Burma or Darfur, where Chinese interests are protected and defended by local regimes with the use of systematic repression of all forms of struggle. Indeed, for years now China has had its eyes on Africa.

Its huge financial resources have now enabled China to become an international-level investor, supporting industrial projects in such places as South Africa, Venezuela, Sudan and Indochina. It can make agreements to manage corridors for raw materials from the Caspian Sea to its industrial areas in South-East Asia, an equal competitor with the likes of Russia, the USA and local potentates such as Iran or India. And thanks to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, it is also the region's anti-Islamic policeman.

China's gigantic financial surplus is the result of decades of accumulation thanks to the second way of "parallel development" (the profits from agriculture invested in industrialization) that China's leaders followed from the late '60s to the early '70s, which consisted in the exploitation of Chinese workers, and also to the establishment, appropriation and management of the surplus by the Chinese State, which never feared to use - and still freely uses - open repression in order to impose its plans.

In fact, there never was a transition to communism in China. No technocracy ever took power. What we have seen over the last 60 years is State-capitalist management of the country by a rigidly-centralized bureaucracy, that is now running the transition to the wildest form of capitalism without first passing through the Western democratic system.

The tragedy of Tibet and its people is one and the same as the tragedy of Chinese workers, victims of the State dominion of the People's Republic of China, in the name... of the people!

For the liberation of Tibet, for the self-determination of the Tibetan people, for workers' autonomy in Tibet and in China!

National Secretariat
FEDERAZIONE dei COMUNISTI ANARCHICI

17 March 2008

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author by Haiti Information Project - HIPpublication date Tue Mar 18, 2008 22:03Report this post to the editors

HIP- Port au Prince - As Chinese riot police clash with Tibetan protesters over that country's independence, it calls into question the role of over 1000 members of China’s People’s Armed Police or PAP who have served in Haiti. Although the PAP is often referred to by the United Nations as a police force in Haiti, most experts call it a military force because it is an integral part of China's People’s Liberation Army.

The Chinese contingent, serving in Haiti since the ouster of the democratically-elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, has also been the target of controversy. Many Haitians condemned their presence as representing the hypocrisy of the UN mission in their country calling for the restoration of democracy. One protester commented in direct reference to Chinese and Jordanian involvement in Haiti in 2004, "We know there are many countries that are part of the UN mission that not democratic themselves. How can they come here and pretend to teach us about democracy when they don't allow free elections in their own countries."

See above link to full article with pictures

Taken with a hidden camera, Chinese troops of the People’s Armed Police instruct the Haitian police in the use of weapons in 2004.
Taken with a hidden camera, Chinese troops of the People’s Armed Police instruct the Haitian police in the use of weapons in 2004.

Related Link: http://www.haitiaction.net/News/HIP/3_17_8/3_17_8.html
author by Ilan S.publication date Wed Mar 19, 2008 17:41Report this post to the editors

The Chinese state is a state capitalist entity. It conquered Tibet mainly for strategic reasons and not for exploiting the indigeneous people or a settler colonialist project.

I suspect the canceling of the extremely exploitative reactionary monastery theocracy was not motivated by solidarity with the Tibetan serfs.

(I am not so sure if most of the Tibetans really live in the inner Tibet or in the Outer Tibet which is part of the Sechuan(?) province - not that it matter so much.)

The suppression of "Tibetan culture" was a diminishing of the population of monks living in the monasteries that used to live on forced extraction from the poor peasants till the Chinese occupation, and may be forcing them to work?

The self-determination of the people in the capitalist system is rarely more than autonomy for a local elite to do the suppressing and exploitation of their working people.

Often, the "self-determining" ruling elite is even worse than the imperialists.

I wonder if any one will support the self-determination of the Hutu who murdered the Tutsi in Ruanda, or the Sudanese who commit genocide of the black people of the south and Darfur.... Or even that of the Israeli settler colonialist naZionists who transfered Palestinians in the past and do not respect their self-determination - both within Israel or in the Gaza strip and west bank... or the Indonesians who used their self-determination to colonialize the indigeneous people in East Timor and within its borders.

Related Link: http://ilan.shalif.com/anarchy/glimpses/glimpses.html
author by Manuel Baptistapublication date Wed Mar 19, 2008 19:28Report this post to the editors

One cannot omit the doubts expressed by Ilan, but one can clearly say that, in fact, the national oppression is always worsening the capitalist exploitation. In Tibet, the state capitalist regime is using chinese colonists since a long while to submerge the autochtones with people from other parts of China, and therefore make Tibet population a very mixed one, devoid of roots, and without any attachment to Tibet's traditional culture.
One should take in account that culture [even the most conservative and atavic one], can change fairly quick in a non-violent way.
The opposition betwen two authoritarian ways of imposing cultural models and the social models implied, is a false one.

Theocracy regime is wrong and state capitalism is wrong too. The choice is again in favor of people's autonomy against the interference from external powers.
The Israel settlers would have to come to some sort of aggreement with Palestinian people if their «cause» was not artificially supported by the Jewish communities abroad.
The Hutu-Tutsi wars were fuelled by colonialists (Belgian and French, mainly) specialists in the «divide and rule».

It's true that national liberation is often deviated to another goal: sustaining a class structure, but we can say too that nations still exist and will remain as an expression of culture. Cultural evolution is the most effective tool humanity has for social emmancipation. If societies are wiped of their cultural memory, they will be easier prey to capitalist mentallity.

 
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