China, the crisis and the numbers
numbers that hardly require explanation. Numbers from a country with young
capitalism, still able to direct capital and consequently its social effects.
But also in difficulty in the face of an indomitable proletarian class that did
not stop striking one day in the industrial districts. In the first six months
of 2021, China achieved the following results:
growth in foreign trade = + 27.1%
Import = + 25.9%
Export = + 28.1%
Trade with South
East Asia + 27.8%
Trade with North
America + 34.6% (in the face of duties)
Chinese private companies + 35.1% (47.8% of total trade)
exchange in China between foreign companies + 19%.
significant numbers: no country in the world has had double-digit net growth
rates for many years. No country in the world can, however, avoid comparing
these figures with those, disastrous, of countries with mature capitalism. Who
can absorb Beijing's exuberance?
Work on the
various branches of the Silk Road is nearing early completion, meaning that the
increase in trade to Eurasia and Europe has begun earlier than expected. This
could not avoid producing struggles for claims of economic content and this is
normal. In Guangdong, among the claims of this type, however, there was a
request with a naively political flavor, namely that of "respect". It does not
mean anything tangible, but it has taken root symbolically as if to reiterate
that the working class is not a class of slaves who passively accept the highest
rate of exploitation in the world.
textiles and the law of value
2018: Imperialism in Chinese
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