As the world imperialist powers have begun carving up the soon to be corpse of Libya for control of oil; there’s one imperialist power that is being left out of the loop. China has advocated a non-intervention policy when it comes to matters like these, but even the Chinese ruling class are beginning to see that they are missing out.
The non-intervention policy of the Chinese government is currently under review as the fake Chinese Communist Party sees their economic interests beginning to slip away. The NATO invasion of Libya has jeopardized billions of dollars worth of Chinese investments, as well as the 35,000 Chinese people working there.
The invasion has also forced about 75 Chinese companies to leave tons of constant capital in the form of machinery in the country as people are fleeing or their lives from NATO killing. A new pro-Western regime that will be put in Gaddafi’s place will no doubt snub China when it comes to energy concessions.
Capitalist interests have already worked their “magic” on the ruling establishment promoting a Chinese invasion of Libya. Blog posts about the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt were blocked and banned, while blog posts about protecting Chinese investments in Libya have not been. So we can clearly see that the ruling class in China wants people to think in this direction.
The Chinese military is already criticizing the nation’s capacity to protect its interests. In the armed forces news paper “China Military” they called protection of these interests which were growing at 54 percent every year. Right now China is unable to defend its interests by being involved in the conflict. The Chinese Navy has no aircraft carriers, and thus can’t get the necessary forces into the situation.
Those who have spoken against the Chinese military intervention have been confronted with a familiar right wing reactionary line. People in China calling for the Chinese state to stay out of the situation and remain neutral have be accused of being “un-Chinese”, or “hating their country”, in the exact same nationalist stance taken by right wingers everywhere. If you don’t want people killed for the profit of the ruling class, you must support the terrorists somehow.
It is becoming more and more clear that the deep divides between the imperialist powers in this economic crisis is bringing them close to a violent confrontation. As the wealthy push harder and harder for the dwindling oil resource these situations will escalate. Only a socialist distribution of resources according to actual need and not for profit will resolve this situation.