“The Significance of China’s Belt and Road Initiative for World Economic Development” was the theme of a seminar hosted in Stockholm on May 30 by the Schiller Institute, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, and China Eastern Airlines, with the support of the Embassy of China and the China Cultural Center and in cooperation with the China-Sweden Business Council.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, upon his arrival in Germany on July 4, released a signed article, carried in the mainstream media, titled “To Make the World a Better Place“. In it, he notes that the “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, recently held in Beijing, is aimed at stepping up the synergy of development strategies and connectivity” among nations, and that it “chimes with the theme of this year’s Hamburg [G20] Summit.” He suggested that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and G-20 cooperation “could complement and reinforce each other…”
Chinese media granted significant coverage to the views of the founder and chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, in and around the May 14-15 Belt and Road Forum in Beijing at which she spoke during the think tank sessions. During discussions with collaborators after her two-week trip to China, Zepp-LaRouche stressed that the strategic reality in the world is actually very different from that generally presented in the mainstream media in Europe and the United States.
China Investment Magazine, which is supervised by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, ran an article in its May issue by Schiller Institute founder and president Helga Zepp-LaRouche. That issue was distributed both in Chinese and in English to every participant in the May 14-15 Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, which Zepp-LaRouche attended and during which she addressed the “think tank exchanges”.
After participating in the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on May 14-15 as chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche had a number of other events and private meetings in China. On May 25, she gave a major address to the Phoenix Publishing & Media Group at their headquarters in Nanjing, the largest publisher in China.
While in Beijing to participate in the Belt and Road Forum as chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche was covered in a number of Chinese media with her assessment of the strategic changes underway. In addition to coverage in Xinhua, China Daily and People’s Daily during the event, she was a special guest May 15 on the popular prime-time show “Dialogue with Yang Rui” on CGTN.
The founder and chairwoman of the Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, participated in the “thematic sessions on think tank exchanges” on May 14 and 15, on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. On the first day, she was a discussant at the session on the “Belt and Road for Facilitating Strong, Balanced, Inclusive and Sustainable Global Economy”, and on the second day, she was a leading speaker at the 5th Global Think Tank Summit, “Gathering Wisdoms for Promoting Global Growth”.
On May 14-15 in Beijing, the Chinese government hosted the first international high-level conference specifically called to discuss the largest development project of all times, the Belt and Road Initiative, and its international ramifications. Over 130 nations were represented at the event, including 29 heads of state and government.
The two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, which opens tomorrow May 14, is poised to consolidate the “new paradigm” in international relations, based on “win win” cooperation as opposed to the zero sum game of traditional Western geopolitics. Over 110 countries will be represented, including 29 heads of state and government, and some 60 international organizations.
On May 7, centrist Emmanuel Macron was elected President of France with a huge margin of over 66% of the vote against Marine Le Pen’s less than 33%. But as former Presidential candidate Jacques Cheminade has stated repeatedly, France is headed for troubled times, because neither of the candidates proposed the fundamental changes required today.