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Bismillah al-Rahman al-Raheem
President Clinton’s visit to China
The U.S president ended his nine-day visit to China for which he prepared with great care. In order to perceive the objective of this visit, it is imperative to perceive the reality of China, her relationship with America and the circumstances surrounding it.China has never been a superpower, nor has she ever been a great nation. Not even after the arrival of the Communist Party to power and the election of Mao Tse-tung as Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, his undertaking of the war of liberation, and then his election as President of the Central Government’s Council of the Republic of China in 1949. China has no international interests and her peoples do not carry a universal idea, nor do they carry a colonialist idea, nor the idea of dominating others. The Communist Idea was adopted and implemented by the state, but the neither the Chinese nation nor the Chinese peoples ever adopted it or were they affected by it.
When America and the Western powers described China as a superpower in the fifties, the aim of this was to inflame her nationalist spirit, lest she succumbed to Russia; the aim was also to encourage China to square up to Russia. When the Entente took place in 1961 between America and Russia, a host of agreements were concluded, one of these agreements was to confine China to part of her vital space in the Pacific Ocean and parts of South East Asia and to chase her from the Indian Ocean, and in order to terrorise China and force her into submitting to this, America widened the Vietnam War. Furthermore, the secret negotiations and the lucrative offers that America made to China had a major impact in pacifying her and make her change her stance. When China started to respond to those offers, she agreed to join the United Nations and take her seat in the Security Council instead of Formosa in 1971; she was then admitted to the nuclear club. Since then, the attempt at containing and taming China started to practically take effect.
In the wake of the Soviet Union’s disintegration and fragmentation, America became the sole player in international politics and the New World Order was declared. America was ready to swallow up the whole world and open its markets for her trade and manufactured goods; thus, she decided to open the huge Chinese markets for her trade and industrial commodities and alienate other competitors as much as she could.
In order to achieve this, America would sometimes threaten China and sometimes tempt her. For instance, she terrorised China indirectly by threatening North Korea and demanding her to get rid of her nuclear reactors or face the possibility of a military strike if she did not comply. Also America instigated the Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests and her target was China, and she is also inciting international public opinion against her in the issue of human rights.
As for the policy of temptation, America granted China the status of the first state in terms of consideration and offered her a great deal in terms of advanced technology, especially in the field of computer technology for space and missiles. She also held secret talks with her in order to return to her the province of Taiwan which includes the island of Formosa and the Penghu islands which are rich in agriculture, minerals and industries, financed by foreign capitals which are dominantly American. America has made it a requisite that when Taiwan returns to China, these capitals should be considered as national capitals and not as foreign investments, and that China will adopt democracy and observe human rights.
All of this was a prelude and a first step towards containing China and opening the Chinese markets after she had been politically contained. This was crowned by the Clinton visit to China accompanied by a huge delegation that included politicians, advisers, industrialists and businessmen. This visit was hailed as a success by all the other parties and states and many commercial treaties and contracts have been signed since the first days of this visit, the value of which exceeded three billion dollars.
What is worth mentioning is that last year many American companies, especially the larger ones, began merging in order to increase their power and ability to conquer the world markets, especially the Chinese markets. The total merged capital in 1997 reached 920 billion dollars and in the first half of 1998, it reached 945.5 billion dollars. This, according to them, was due to the collapse of the economic borders; i.e. the opening of the world markets before the American economy especially the Chinese market.
This is the reality of Clinton’s visit to China; America has opened her mouth to devour the world economy and to impose her political hegemony over its states and peoples. This highlights the threat posed by such states against the world, when they single-handedly govern its policy and dominate it, for their greed has no limit.
16th Rabi* Al-Awwal 1419h
10th July 1998