I’m not a fan of the Chinese regime which comes about as close as any regime in the world today to meeting the popular definition of “fascism.” But the Sinophobia we see coming from some camps is just a smokescreen intended to obscure the real relationship between the West and China.
Where would China be without Western capital, Western export markets, and Western debt financing? Nowhere. China is merely a province in the global capitalist empire, and largely a backwater province at that. When the China opening came during the Nixon era, David Rockefeller was among the first to recognize Western capital could do business with these folks. The West has the same relationship with China today that it did with the Soviet Union in the early to the middle part of the 20th century (see Antony Sutton).
The 20th-century totalitarian regimes were largely the creation of Western capital as subordinate colonies. Soviet industrialization was made possible with Western finance and technology. Ditto the German military buildup of the 1930s. Mussolini was a Western ally who switched sides after the Italian invasion of Ethiopia was criticized (a prelude to the falling out between the US and Saddam Hussein over Kuwait). Western capital essentially used the Russian and Asian communists as mercenaries against the Axis powers, which led to the need to contain them during the Cold War, which led to the creation of the Takfiri insurgencies and Salafist regimes in Central Asia and the Middle East that are creating chaos today.
By Luis Miguel, New American
Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, works at a multinational law firm that consults for several companies owned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and that employs former CCP officials.
Emhoff’s firm, DLA Piper, boasts of its nearly 130 years of experience dealing in China, as well as its team of 140 lawyers who make up a “China Investment Services” branch.
Harris’ husband has served as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice and its Media, Sport, and Entertainment sector since 2017.