Schiller Institute founder and chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche kicked off a 10 day visit to China by participating in the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, held May 15-16 in Beijing, after which she had public presentations, interviews and extensive private meetings. At the Asian Civilizations conference, Zepp-LaRouche gave a 10 minute speech, based on a paper titled “The Highest Ideal of Mankind Is the Potential of the Future,” which had already been published as part of the Conference proceedings.
What was palpable at the conference, Zepp-LaRouche stressed, was how impressed participants from other Asian nations are by China’s economic growth, and its phenomenal success in fighting poverty and overcoming economic backwardness. Throughout her trip, she was once again struck by the contrast between the optimism for the future in Asia and the pessimism in the trans-Atlantic world.
Helga Zepp-LaRouche held high-level meetings with representatives of many top institutions,some of whom she has been in touch with since the 1990s. She and EIR Washington bureau chief William Jones gave a wide-ranging interview to Yang Rui on his well-known “Dialogue” program on CGTN.These occurred at a moment of very grave tensions between China and the United States — because of the collapse of the trade talks, the Huawei affair, and other issues. There is indeed growing concern over the attacks on Huawei, as they are are seen as an attempt to prevent China’s high-tech development. But not only China’s, since the punitive measures also hit other developing countries dependent on Huawei, in particular in Africa.
The founder of the Schiller Institute also delivered a speech at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies of Renmin University in Beijing, and visited Nanjing, where she met with the publisher of the Chinese-language edition of the first volume of The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge special report published by EIR. A second printing of that report has recently been done, as they consider it one of the most important books of their publishing house. They also will be publishing a translation of the new report, The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge, Vol. II.