The China International Import Expo (CIIE), which was held Nov 5-10 in Shanghai, brought together some 3,600 foreign firms from some 150 countries, as well as 18 heads of state. It was a clear signal that China is taking a further step in its “reform and opening up” process and welcomes non-Chinese companies firms to come and sell their goods or set up businesses in China.
A seminar was held in Paris on Nov. 6 to launch a French edition of the Schiller Institute and EIR report From the New Silk Road to the World Land-Bridge, complete with updates. Participants included representatives from some 10 embassies from Europe, Africa and Eurasia, Chinese and Russian media, strategic analysts, and African associations particularly interested by the industrialization perspective for their continent.
“Sleepwalking: Have We Learned the Lesson of How the First World War Came About?” is the title of an article written on Nov. 3 by the chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in which she reviews the acute, but underestimated, danger of war today. She begins:
A “sensational” assessment of the situation in the United States was presented by the chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche, during her recent visit to Moscow for both public and private discussions and meetings. She was a featured speaker at the conference on “Chinese Civilization and the World” organized on October 24 by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and she addressed on the same day a group of social activists and political scientists at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
The Chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche presented an overview of the current strategic situation and the perspectives for the future in a speech given in Moscow on Oct. 24 at the 23rd International Academic Conference on the theme “China, Chinese Civilization and the World: Past, Present, and Future”. The event was organized by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
A huge scandal involving tax evasion and stealing of tax revenues by the major “universal” banks has only recently become well-known in Europe. The obvious conclusion to draw from such a vast swindle is the need to implement a strict separation among banks, according to the criteria of the original Glass-Steagall Act in the United States.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on Oct. 8, which claims that to avoid terrifying consequences for the planet, global warming must absolutely be limited to 1.5 degrees C by the end of the century, compared to the pre-industrial levels. In other words, the Panel confirms its opinion that the Paris Climate Accord, which mandated keeping the temperature rise to below 2°, was not drastic enough.
If too hard-pressed, the Italian government could play the Glass-Steagall/bank separation card, as financial meltdown threatens.
Natalia Vitrenko, Chairwoman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, wrote a letter on Oct. 3 to leading international institutions demanding that the Ukrainian government investigate and otherwise be held accountable for violence and repression against the PSPU and other political groupings in Ukraine. Vitrenko is a tireless and courageous fighter against fascism in her country and internationally, and has frequently campaigned along with Helga Zepp-LaRouche in favor of a New Bretton Woods to replace the current bankrupt financial system. Vitrenko’s letter, addressed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Parliament, was written after the PSPU held its extraordinary 32nd Congress, whose delegates authorized her to issue the appeal on their behalf, in view of the elections upcoming in Ukraine in 2019, for both the Presidency and the Supreme Rada. The current regime is acting to make it impossible for the PSPU to run candidates.
“If you want to get rich, build a road first!” With this ancient Chinese proverb, moderator Hussein Askary opened the 2nd China-Sweden Business Forum on Sept. 28, 2018 at the Grand Hotel Winter Garden in Stockholm. The event was hosted by China-Sweden Business Council (CSBC) and the newly created association called the Belt & Road Executive Group in Sweden (BRIX), around the theme of Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).