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.
The most important strategic intervention at this point in time is undoubtedly Donald Trump’s trip to Asia, which takes him to five countries in Asia, and includes attendance at three summits, over the period Nov. 5-14. The most momentous event should be the talks between the U.S. President and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, who just united the Communist Party of China behind his Belt and Road Initiative at the 19th Congress of the party.
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.
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.