On Oct. 18, Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China Jinping by presenting an optimistic view of the future not only for China, but for the world, based on China’s recent achievements and on the course that has been charted for the next 30 years. Pointing to the significance of the Belt and Road Initiative, and the role of science and innovation as the motor of real economic development, Xi emphasized that China is striving for “the common destiny for mankind and enduring peace and stability.”
Dr. Patrick Ho, Deputy Chairman and Secretary General of the China Energy Fund Committee, has proposed a major initiative to identify ways to integrate into the Belt and Road Initiative the reconstruction of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The proposal, called MERCI (Middle East Reconstruction Initiative) was presented at two major international conferences in early July.
The China-Arab Exchange Association sponsored a forum in Beijing on July 9 on the reconstruction and development of Syria. Such an approach is precisely what EIR and the Schiller Institute have long promoted as the only way to bring the various factions together (excluding terrorists and jihadists) around the perspective of a hopeful future for all, putting aside all partisan and petty power games.
China Investment Magazine, which is supervised by China’s National Development and Reform Commission, ran an article by Schiller Institute founder and president Helga Zepp-LaRouche in its May issue. It 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”.