Having abandoned its futile attempt to stifle China economically, U.S. imperialism is ratcheting up military pressure. But China is not Afghanistan or Libya or Iraq.The establishment news media in the U.S. that usually echo the government’s line on foreign policy — especially the New York Times and Washington Post — have been yoyoing over the Trump administration’s stance toward the People’s Republic of China. No wonder. The administration’s own statements and actions toward China have been all over the map.Back in January, before and after the Inauguration, Trump and his nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, laid out a hard line against China. At one point Tillerson even threatened a blockade of islands in the South China Sea claimed by China and reinforced by its navy. A blockade would be an act of war.Then, as the corrupt Park regime in south Korea was being swept away by massive demonstrations, the U.S. scrambled to put in place a THAAD missile battery there, supposedly to guard against an attack from north Korea, but widely seen in Asia as an aggressive move aimed at China and Russia as well.At the same time, the Pentagon was carrying out huge war exercises with south Korea and Japan aimed at the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the north. Openly advertising these war “games” as simulating the “decapitation” of the DPRK leadership, the U.S. threats reached a crescendo when, on April 9, the U.S. commander of the Pacific Fleet announced that the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, with its wing of fighter jets, had been diverted from a course toward Australia and was steaming toward the waters off Korea.All this enormous military pressure came to a head while President Xi Jinping of China was meeting with Trump at his Florida estate, during which Trump announced on April 7 that “we have made tremendous progress in our relationship with China.” This prompted much media speculation that China was going to help Washington in its dealings with the DPRK, which has developed nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.The DPRK knows what war is like. The U.S. sent millions of troops to invade Korea from 1950 to 1953 in an effort to completely destroy the socialist revolution that had liberated the northern half of the peninsula from Japanese colonial rule. After millions of deaths, this war ended in a stalemate — the first real defeat for the seemingly all-powerful U.S. military. In that war, a million Chinese volunteers fought alongside the Koreans.The Korean War has never officially ended, and 28,000 U.S. troops remain stationed in the south. The north Korean leaders opted for developing a nuclear defense only after all their efforts to engage the U.S. in negotiations for a peace treaty were ignored by Washington.The DPRK has pledged no first use of nuclear weapons. The U.S., with a stockpile of 6,800 nuclear warheads, refuses to make such a pledge. Trump himself leaked recently that at least two U.S. nuclear-armed submarines were in the waters off Korea.China responds to U.S. warplanesThree actions in late May by the Chinese military reveal that Trump’s sweet talk can’t disguise the aggressive moves taken by U.S. imperialism toward China as well as north Korea.All three involve Chinese fighter jets moving close to U.S. warplanes, in one case even flying upside down over the U.S. plane. The first occurred as U.S. jets flew over China’s territorial waters near islands in the South China Sea. The second was when a U.S. “sniffer” plane, built to detect radiation particles, flew close to both China and the DPRK in the North China Sea. The most recent happened as U.S. warplanes flew close to Hong Kong.The U.S. government and media treat all these events as signs of China’s belligerence. But these were not Chinese planes flying off the coast of the U.S.! Just imagine the outcry if that were to happen.No, these incidents involved China defending its own air space as U.S. warplanes flew near its coasts and territorial waters.Behind all the maneuvering by Washington and the Pentagon is the plain fact that China, a deeply impoverished country just two generations ago, has developed at a phenomenal rate, raising 800 million people out of deep poverty over the last 38 years, according to the U.N. Development Program. At the same time, Western capitalist economies, while producing huge fortunes for a few, have stagnated with high levels of unemployment and low wages.So, having abandoned its futile attempt to stifle China economically through the ill-fated Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S. imperialism is ratcheting up military pressure.But China is not Afghanistan or Libya or Iraq. It is the most populous country in the world. After a great and earthshaking revolution that lasted decades and was led by communists, it has built a socially owned infrastructure and a formidable ability to plan, coordinate and carry out vast development projects that have transformed the land and its people.No wonder the Trump administration of warhawks and reactionary billionaires, whose fortunes come from exploiting workers all over the world, is having a hard time figuring out what to do about the rise of People’s China.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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that Governor categorically told Chief Minister about his reservation over pending five names recommended for nomination as MLCs and asked Akhilesh to consider sending new names in a fresh proposal “I have informed about my reservations to the Chief Minister” Naik told The Indian Express Share This Article Related Article Both also discussed the appointment of Lokayukta in Uttar Pradesh which is also pending for a long time The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta and Up-Lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2015 passed by the Assenbly in August dropping the Chief Justice’s name from the selection panel is pending with the Governor even as government has started the appointment process as per the old Act “I have asked the Chief Minister to make it clear whether the government would be undertaking the appointment of Lokayukta through the old Act or the new one” Naik said Sources inform that Chief Minister was told that that if the government plans to go ahead as per the new law then it would have to wait for some more time as the Bill would first be sent to the President for his opinion Removal of Chief Justice from the appointment process of Lokayukta would go against the central Act on Lokpal the Governor told the CM sources said adding Akhilesh reportedly assured Governor they are taking legal opinion over the issue The other two pending Bills that were discussed in the meeting were Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University (Amendment) Bill 2015 and UP Medical Science University Saifai Bill 2015 Sources informed that Governor expressed his reservation over appointment of chief secretary as the president of the Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University and CM as the chancellor of Saifai medical university Meanwhile Naik also spoke to Akhilesh about the help extended to slain sub-inspector Manoj Mishra’s family Naik told CM that Mishra’s wife had met him in Lakhimpur Kheri recently and gave him a memorandum explaining that she has not received any help from the state government “She told me that she has not received help from the government so far It does not look nice for a government as sub-inspector had died on duty thus I asked the CM to look into the issue and he has assured to take prompt action Naik said Sources inform that even the memorandum given by Congress leaders a day befor was also discussed in the meeting For all the latest Lucknow News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: August 20 2015 11:43 am Pop star Lady Gaga threw a party for her “American Horror Story: Hotel” cast and dyed the pool red to match the gore theme of their upcoming horror anthology TV series Related News Pop star Lady Gaga threw a party for her “American Horror Story: Hotel” cast and dyed the pool red to match the gore theme of their upcoming horror anthology TV series The 29-year-old “Bad Romance” hitmaker took to Instagram and shared a picture from the party with red water in the pool reported Entertainment Weekly “A bloody pool for the cast sorry #AHSfans there’s few pictures At my parties killer friends have more fun when no evidence is left behind” she wrote alongside the picture Series creator Ryan Murphy tweeted that he had a dream where the cast went to Gaga’s house and swam in blood red pool following with another tweet that it “actually happened” “Last night I had a dream that the HOTEL cast went to Gaga’s house and at midnight swam in her pool that she dyed blood red just for us… “Wait a minute that was no dream…THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED” Gaga plays Elizabeth/The Countess the owner of the Hotel Cortez on the fifth season of the show “American Horror Story: Hotel” is set to premiere on October 7 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | London | Published: August 22 2015 5:24 pm Fans have long argued that the Three Brothers from ‘Deathly Hallows’ is an allegory to actual ‘Harry Potter’ characters with Dumbledore representing Death and now J K Rowling has given her approval to it Related News Fans have long argued that the Three Brothers from ‘Deathly Hallows’ is an allegory to actual ‘Harry Potter’ characters with Dumbledore representing Deathand now JK Rowling has given her approval to it Rowling who often takes to Twitter to interact with fans and to throw more light on the Potterworld said her favourite fan theory is that the three brothers’ story ran parallel to the real story of Potter “Dumbledore as death It’s a beautiful theory and it fits” Rowling tweeted when someone asked about her favourite fan theory Dumbledore as death It’s a beautiful theory and it fits http://s.tco/QqTQm2QnI0 — JK Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 21 2015 //platformtwittercom/widgetsjs In the story three wizard brothers once conquer death for a short time through their magic An angry death appears in front of them and pretends to give them three gifts of their choosing: The Elder Wand The Resurrection Stone and the Invisibility Cloak Two of the three brothers foolishly choose their gifts and die an early death The third brother the wisest among them hides under the Invisibility Cloak and evades death for a long time before finally meeting as an old friend many years later Share This Article Related Article Fans believe that Voldemort the fearsome villain in the book represents the first brother as he wants to conquer death at all costs second brother would be Snape who is full of guilt for his role in getting the love of his life Lily Potter killed while the third brother is represented by Potter who is always ready to face death and eventually leads a long life Now fans have come up with another theory that believes that just as Voldemort Snape and Harry stand for the three brothers Dumbledore standsfor Death All three Hallows came from Death and Dumbledore was at various points in possession of all three items; Voldemort feared death above all else (hence Horcruxes) Dumbledore is who Harry meets at the King’s Cross station when he dies 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