China is the only world power that can challenge American imperialism, an anti-war activist in Chicago says, adding that the US has been exposed as a “murderous bully.”
“They [China] are seen now by US imperialism as the only economic power in the world that can challenge the US,” said Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition and a member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
“I think that is positive that someone can challenge the US, that’s my starting point in how I think about China as an anti-war activist,” Iosbaker told Press TV on Wednesday.
He made the comments as tensions between Washington and Beijing are growing over its island-building in the South China Sea and over suspicions that Chinese hackers were behind a massive cyber attack into a US government server.
Washington accuses Beijing of rapidly building up to 800 hectares (2,000 acres) of artificial islands in the Spratlys, an archipelago of more than a hundred islands, reefs and atolls between Vietnam and the Philippines.
Beijing claims sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea, which is also claimed in part by Taiwan, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines.