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Is China imperialist?

Yes
16
70%
No.
7
30%
 
Total votes : 23
Post 28 Oct 2012, 14:31
For quite some time now, there have been claims that China is now an imperialist country as bad or almost as bad as the USA and Western Europe.

Do you agree with this?
Loz
Post 28 Oct 2012, 15:10
Quote:
For quite some time now, there have been claims that China is now an imperialist country as bad or almost as bad as the USA and Western Europe.

But is Western Europe "as bad" and "as imperialist" (?) as the US.
To me it seems like a pointless question.
Is there a scale for individual imperialistness or something?

Imperialism is a world system.

Quote:
“Imperialism is not the creation of any one or of any group of states. It is the product of a particular stage of ripeness in the world development of capital, an innately international condition, an indivisible whole, that is recognisable only in all its relations, and from which no nation can hold aloof at will.”

R. Luxemburg
Post 05 Feb 2013, 02:13
Not yet, but the rapid militarization in the country I feel is moving towards imperialism.
Post 05 Feb 2013, 02:20
Imperialism is nothing but international capitalism. That capitalist relations may exist across national boarders it is necessary that there is some force able to enforce bourgeois property rights and legality, to create stable conditions necessary for the expansion of capitalist production. In that sense the force component of imperialism is no different from the state as a component of national capitalism.

China has capitalists and they are spreading their capital into Africa, so yes, they are objectively imperialist.
Post 06 Feb 2013, 00:18
Any nation state that has the power to do so, will become imperialist.

As to whether they are more or less than another given power, is probably not particularly important
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