Increasing rivalry with the other imperialist powers and brutal
exploitation of the economically weaker, more backward peoples -- these two
features characterize the foreign policy of United States imperialism at
Wall Street's dollars and marines are extending their domination over ever
greater sections of the world. Wherever there is a revolutionary upheaval
United States imperialism is on hand and ready to crush it. United States
imperialism is in a conspiracy with Great Britain against the Russian
revolution. It cooperates with Japan and England in the interventions
against China. United States imperialism supported Great Britain in her
infamous Nanking policies, and it now supports Japan in her ruthless
intervention in Shantung. All talk about the United States as the 'friend of
China' is mere babble in view of the fact that America supports Japan's
domination over Manchuria in order to protect her own vast financial
investments there. Japanese intervention in China today promotes the
striving of the United States for financial hegemony in the Far East.
American-British-Japanese cooperation in the dismemberment of China includes
at the same time growing possibilities of a clash between the rival
interests of these three leading imperialist powers on the Pacific. United
States warships and thousands of marines are 'pacifying' China, and
Washington admits that Admiral Bristol is empowered to call out the whole
Pacific fleet against China if United States imperialist policy requires it.
The conquest of the tremendous Chinese market is in a growing degree one of
the foremost aims of United States imperialism. United States imperialism
goes hand in hand with Japanese imperialism in Shantung against the armies
of Chiang Kai-Shek, but at the same time its representative, Admiral
Bristol, cooperates with Chiang Kai-Shek in crushing Soviet Canton,
suppressing all revolutionary movements of the Chinese workers and peasants.
The military dictatorship...