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White slippers for the White House: how the United States accidentally turned China into the world’s strongest economy

Date: July 23, 2024 Time: 03:36:32

Professor Mosyakov spoke about the importance of Putin’s visit to the DPRK

Photo: GLOBAL LOOK PRESS.

The geopolitical center of the world is shifting confidently eastward; no one disputes this except the leaders of the global West, who are trying to maintain their hegemony. How is it possible that the “backward Asia” of yesterday is rubbing America’s nose in today?

On the eve of the visit of the Russian president to the DPRK and Vietnam, the director of the Center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor and doctor, informed KP.RU of Sciences Historical Dmitry Mosyakov.

– What confirms, in addition to statistics, that the world economic, and therefore political, center is already located in Southeast Asia?

– Firstly, the policy of the United States, the enormous efforts they make to strengthen their positions in the Eastern direction. Although the United States, if we remember the geography, is rather Western.

This includes the creation of military bases on Pacific islands, the regular passage of its warships in the South China Sea and endless maneuvers. This is also a Taiwan problem. And how they are settling in the Philippines after President Marcos Jr. came to power two years ago… They support the government of Aung San Suu Kyi, overthrown by the Myanmar army, and are trying to undermine Chinese unity, even through all kinds of intrigues around the Uyghur region of Xinjiang.

American political activity in the region is so extreme that it even contrasts with how Americans behave in Europe and what they do in relation to Ukraine. There, the United States sometimes provides its aid with great difficulty and there is no common understanding about what they will achieve. And here the policy is absolutely clear.

Americans are making huge and varied political investments in Southeast Asia, to strengthen their friendly regimes, their ties and create military blocs such as South Korea, Japan and the United States. Another current bloc are the participants in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue QUAD (Australia, India, USA and Japan). It is true that it cannot be filled with military content, because Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi resists it. And also join the AUKUS military alliance, which includes the US, Australia and Great Britain…

Where are the main American carrier groups located? Of course, in this region. Nine military bases are currently popping up in the Philippines, four centered on Taiwan and five in the South China Sea.

WHITE SLIPPERS FOR THE WHITE HOUSE – MADE IN CHINA

– The West already realized 25 years ago that the center of gravity was shifting towards Asia. And he even contributed to it by moving his production there…

– They saw globalization as a universal system for the existence of the world according to American laws and rules, under their control.

“But they couldn’t maintain their leadership role.” When and what went wrong?

– When Americans missed China’s economic growth. They only realized it when they suddenly discovered that the main beneficiaries were China and Vietnam. They have the most predictable and stable regimes, an organized economy and an educated population. And many elements of the socialist system are associated with the state of society: it is much more stable. All this attracts business.

Yes, world politics, of course, is a million forecasts, calculations, chess combinations, but at its core it is a game, a lottery to a large extent. And the West lost in this lottery. He did not take into account the scale and speed of the Chinese movement. Westerners enthusiastically invested huge amounts of money in China and made huge profits. When they moved the production of, say, sneakers there, which they produced locally for $50 and sold for $55, the cost of these sneakers dropped to $15. Remember Karl Marx: with a profit of three hundred percent, capital no longer cares about anything at all.

They just made a mistake, they played too much in these billion dollar games. And when they discovered that they already had their own industry, their own scientific schools and their staff, they were scared: what is this, where does it come from? And in a wonderful time for them, the ’90s, early 2000s, money flowed into the United States.

DEVELOPMENT UNDER SANCTIONS

– What could President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to the DPRK mean not only for us but for the whole world?

– Our relations with North Korea are increasing. This is a country of talented, educated and organized people. Yes, a slightly different society. But it is effective precisely from the point of view of protecting national independence. Because the threats against North Korea from the South and the United States were simply colossal, Washington and Seoul periodically held military maneuvers when their troops landed three kilometers from the demilitarized zone. Due to this constant pressure, Pyongyang has been forced for decades to spend between 70 and 80 percent of its GDP on strengthening its defense capabilities.

Furthermore, North Korea lives under sanctions so specific that everything there is under an international ban: foreign trade, financial services, medicine. Even food must be sent there according to special plans. The DPRK tried to “obstruct” him. But they live and develop. First of all, they are improving their defense industry. In relation to all the current circumstances, this can be very interesting and important for us.

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN VIETNAM

– Why is a visit to Vietnam important?

– It is important mainly from an economic point of view. We have three problems with Vietnam. The first is that there is a fairly large layer of intellectual circles associated with Americans. They even remind me of our intellectuals of the eighties, who firmly believed that the United States would take into account the interests of Russia. In Vietnam, most often these are people associated with emigrants: the South Vietnamese and those who still believe, as one Vietnamese comrade told me, that “they have not finished this war yet.” His children seem to continue the war that took place between the north and the south back in the 60s and 70s, during the era of American aggression.

There are a large number of American NGOs and NGOs operating in Vietnam, and many people there are related to this issue.

The second point is more practical. It is very difficult to make payments because the Americans threaten secondary sanctions and Vietnam has a huge trade surplus with the United States. And you are constantly forced to look back to make sure there are no secondary sanctions.

Vietnamese companies are linked to the export of a large number of products to the United States: chips, clothing, shoes, fabrics… The volume of our trade in 2021 was 7.1 billion dollars, and now it is 3.6 to 3.8 billion of dollars. There are many problems. that needs to be resolved.

And the third point is that now there have been important changes in Vietnam. Former Minister of State Security General To Lam has assumed the presidency and his team is committed to developing our traditionally friendly relations. It is very important to support this trend. I am sure that major joint projects will be discussed, necessary to give a new start to relations between Moscow and Hanoi.

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Puck Henry
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