The chairwoman and founder of the international Schiller Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, made a short video on New Year’s Eve of 2017, outlining the perspectives for the year to come. Most importantly, she stated, is to overcome geopolitics and opt for win-win cooperation. The video of Mrs. LaRouche’s message can be viewed here. What follows is a transcript of the text.
On Thursday, October 5, at 6 pm CET, Helga Zepp LaRouche inaugurated a weekly English-language webcast on the Schiller Institute website, at the request of many key players in politics and economics internationally, as well as Schiller Institute friends worldwide. She brought to the attention of citizens throughout the world the incredible new dynamic which has been unleashed around China’s Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI).
Outside of a trans-Atlantic world still dominated by geopolitics and “survival of the fittest”, another dynamic for mutual economic growth is gaining strength, as was seen at the Sept. 3-5 BRICS summit in Xiamen, China. Over the past ten years, the combined GDP of the five BRICS members (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) has grown by 179% and their trade by 94%, while the group’s New Development Bank, founded in 2014, is funding important projects. All that, as Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out, has helped stabilize the global economy.
In an article with the above title written on Feb. 11 for the German weekly Neue Solidarität, Helga Zepp-LaRouche reviews the fundamental shifts currently underway and how Germany can help to shape them positively. The opening paragraphs are quoted below.