Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

The Coming War on China

John Pilger’s new documentary.

Russiahate didn’t get saluted when the Deep State/neoliberal wing of the ruling class/new clerisy alliance ran it up the flagpole. Now the right-wing of the ruling class is countering with Chinahate, and the neoliberal Bidenists are moving “out-Chinahate” the Trumpians.

There’s not going to be a war between the US and China. The US ruling class views China as a source of cheap labor and cheap loans. They’re not going to give that up even if Chinahate is what they hope will be a convenient rhetorical trick.

And China is dependent on Western capital to such a degree that they can’t step but so far out of line.

The Coming War on China, from award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t – that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.

Nuclear war is not only imaginable, but planned. The greatest build-up of NATO military forces since the Second World War is under way on the western borders of Russia. On the other side of the world, the rise of China is viewed in Washington as a threat to American dominance.

To counter this, President Obama announced a ‘pivot to Asia’, which meant that almost two-thirds of all US naval forces would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific, their weapons aimed at China. A policy which has been taken up by his successor Donald Trump, who during his election campaign said “We can’t continue to allow China to rape our country and that’s what they’re doing”.

Filmed on five possible front-lines across Asia and the Pacific over two years, the story is told in chapters that connect a secret and ‘forgotten’ past to the rapacious actions of great power today and to a resistance, of which little is known in the West.

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