This article originally appeared at LaRouchePAC.com on Monday, September 4, 2017 and is reposted courtesy of our friend and frequent RogueMoney radio guest Harley Schlanger. -- JWS
A world threatened with the present danger of nuclear war, as newly accentuated by North Korea's sixth nuclear weapon test this weekend, and with economic devastation wrought by failure to invest in needed infrastructure and scientific advance, as in Texas and the entire Gulf Coast, would do well to rivet its attention on the Sept. 3-5 BRICS Summit, which has begun in Xiamen, China.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, the summit's host, stated that "peace and development," and not "conflict and confrontation," are the policies the planet needs. He pointed to the "rising financial risks" the world faces under the current system, and urged instead that "we should pursue innovation-driven development." To achieve that, he held up the example of China's Belt and Road Initiative, and blasted the gossip that this is just one more geopolitical scheme for domination:
And for the Doubting Thomases, there is China's phenomenal, and ongoing, achievement in pulling over 700 million of its own people out of poverty, and their efforts to do the same in the planet's most challenging impoverished areas—Africa, Haiti, etc.
Russia under Vladimir Putin fully shares that win-win policy commitment of Xi Jinping's—and the underlying concept of Man's creativity which drives it forward. In a Sept. 1 dialogue with more than one million Russian youth in school classrooms in 24 regions across the country, Putin made the point with eloquence and simplicity:
There is, thus, a reason that Lyndon LaRouche continues to point to the global leadership role being provided today by Russia and China, and to the need for the United States to fully integrate with the Belt and Road Initiative. Just as there is a reason that the British Empire is hell-bent on targeting those two nations for annihilation, and on also targeting the Trump administration in Washington for destruction, lest he follow through on his commitment to improve ties and cooperate with China and Russia. Because the concept which Putin presented to those million Russian youth, is the very cornerstone on which the United States itself is founded.