On the eve of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China which began on Oct. 18 in Beijing, People’s Daily prepared a fast-moving four minute video giving the answers of 60 young Americans to what they think of China and its future prospects. The video features the assessment of Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institute, presenting her as the authority among those interviewed.
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).
The Foreign Minister of Yemen, Eng. Hisham Sharaf, sent a letter to Helga-Zepp LaRouche and all members of the international LaRouche Movement, expressing gratitude for the campaign they have been waging to stop the war of aggression on Yemen and calling for integrating Yemen into the New Silk Road paradigm. The minister had been given the LaRouche statement personally on Sept. 13 by Fouad Al-Ghaffari, the chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with the BRICS.
The People’s Daily online of China published a lengthy report on Aug. 21 on the increased prospects for the long-planned “Transaqua” great infrastructure project, which would transform Lake Chad and sub-Saharan Africa. The article by Kimeng Hilton Ndukong points to the role of Lyndon LaRouche and his international political movement in bringing together the forces needed to move the plans forward. It also places this crucial water and power project in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, or “New Silk Road,” in which Helga and Lyndon LaRouche’s historic role was highlighted Aug. 20 in an article in China Daily USA.
The Aug. 18 edition of China Daily USA features a full-length profile of Helga Zepp-LaRouche by the newspaper’s U.S. correspondent Chen Weihua, entitled “Identifying With China” and with the kicker “Helga Zepp-LaRouche sees Belt and Road Initiative as fulfilling lifelong pursuit by her and her U.S. political activist husband, Lyndon LaRouche.” The article first discusses Zepp-LaRouche’s first extensive visit to China as a young journalist during the period of the Cultural Revolution, when she met some Chinese who spoke German and who were “kind”, but “people were not happy at all”.
The feasibility of one of the largest infrastructure projects ever envisioned for Africa, dubbed Transaqua, will soon be studied under the historic agreement reached between the Italian engineering firm Bonifica Spa and Power China, one of China’s largest multinationals.
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 key role of the Schiller Institute and its Chair Helga Zepp-LaRouche in shaping the “new paradigm”, in particular in the United States, is increasingly recognized internationally, and has enjoyed major media coverage in Russia and in China. Thus, the Russian news agency TASS chose to feature the assessment of Zepp-LaRouche regarding the first meeting of the Russian and U.S. Presidents, in a July 9 article headlined “Expert View: Anti-Russia Campaign in U.S.A. Failed To Block Success of Putin-Trump Meeting.”
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.
Dr. Ahmed Kedidi, a former Tunisian diplomat and guest lecturer in many Arab strategic studies institutions, published a syndicated op-ed on Feb. 28, 2017 in the leading Qatari daily Al-Sharq titled “The Dream of American Politician Lyndon LaRouche Becomes True One Third of a Century Later”. It was also taken up in several other Arabic newspapers and websites. Dr. Kedidi is a long-time friend of Helga and Lyndon LaRouche, and a frequent participant in Schiller Institute conferences in the 1980s and ’90s. Currently a resident of Qatar, he has also signed many petitions circulated by the Schiller Institute. The following has been translated from the Arabic.