A seminar was held in Paris on Nov. 6 to launch a French edition of the Schiller Institute and EIR report From the New Silk Road to the World Land-Bridge, complete with updates. Participants included representatives from some 10 embassies from Europe, Africa and Eurasia, Chinese and Russian media, strategic analysts, and African associations particularly interested by the industrialization perspective for their continent.
A “sensational” assessment of the situation in the United States was presented by the chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche, during her recent visit to Moscow for both public and private discussions and meetings. She was a featured speaker at the conference on “Chinese Civilization and the World” organized on October 24 by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and she addressed on the same day a group of social activists and political scientists at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.
The Chairwoman of the international Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche presented an overview of the current strategic situation and the perspectives for the future in a speech given in Moscow on Oct. 24 at the 23rd International Academic Conference on the theme “China, Chinese Civilization and the World: Past, Present, and Future”. The event was organized by the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
“If you want to get rich, build a road first!” With this ancient Chinese proverb, moderator Hussein Askary opened the 2nd China-Sweden Business Forum on Sept. 28, 2018 at the Grand Hotel Winter Garden in Stockholm. The event was hosted by China-Sweden Business Council (CSBC) and the newly created association called the Belt & Road Executive Group in Sweden (BRIX), around the theme of Belt & Road Initiative (BRI).
Odile Mojon of the Schiller Institute in France and Ulf Sandmark, chairman of the Schiller Institute in Sweden, were in Syria from Sept. 5-12, where they witnessed the horrendous ravages of the war and attended the International Trade Fair in Damascus. In their discussions and in two live TV interviews with Sandmark on the two leading national stations, they denounced the threat of a U.S, British and French aggression in Syria, triggered by a “false flag” chemical weapons attack, and called for international efforts to help reconstruct the country.
The Schiller Institute drafted the following petition on Aug. 18, calling on the leaders of the United States, Russia, China and India to convoke an emergency summit in order to create a New Bretton Woods global credit system. The petition is circulating in Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It can be signed at https://schillerinstitute.nationbuilder.com/nbw_petition#sign
The Schiller Institute held an extraordinary conference on June 30-July 1 in Bad Soden, Germany, bringing together representatives from 35 different countries to deliberate on the ways to put a definitive end to geopolitics and base international relations on win-win economic cooperation. Contrary to the multitude of other conferences on similar themes, many participants observed, those of the Schiller Institute are unique in that they are focused on finding concrete solutions to the problems and not just palabras. What became clear to all over the course of the two days, its that no solution is possible within the old paradigm – be it with regard to the war danger, the financial collapse, or the migrant crisis.
“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.
On the sidelines of the ongoing UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva, extraordinary seminars examined the dire situation in Yemen, which the UN has called the worst humanitarian catastrophe in the world. Elke Fimmen of the Schiller Institute addressed a seminar on the sanctions on March 13, sponsored by the Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) on March 13, and jointly organized with the German human rights organization “INSAN for Human Rights and Peace”.
A book published in December, 2017 in Germany, entitled in English translation China’s New Silk Road – Cooperation rather than Isolation – Role change in world trade, quotes EIR as a precursor and source of the New Silk Road policy. The authors, Professors Wolf D. Hartmann, Wolfgang Maennig, and Run Wang, hope through their contribution is to influence in a positive direction the debate on China in Germany. Interestingly, the book was published by the influential Frankfurter Allgemeine Buch publishing house, which is linked to the leading news daily of the same name.