This Is the Moment for Change

This Is the Moment for Change

Two events of the day point the way for how the New Silk Road paradigm is the means to overcome what is currently being whipped up in the Trans-Atlantic as inevitable, insoluble strife: the migrant crisis and trade war.

In the Americas, Bolivian President Evo Morales met in Beijing today with President Xi Jinping, and signed commitments for Belt and Road collaboration between Bolivia and China. Morales said it will mean economic development and peace throughout the continent. Also in China, is a delegation from the Dominican Republic, conferring on economic projects and business in the Caribbean. Generalized across Ibero-America, this activity--along with defeating the narco-criminals--can end the poverty and danger driving millions to flee their homelands. At present, 200 million out of the 650 million-plus people in Ibero-America and the Caribbean live in poverty, which can all be changed.

Secondly, the Japanese government is now working on specifics for first-ever cooperation with China on joint ventures in third countries, under the Belt and Road framework. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week spoke of how Japan's "infrastructure exports" can be done on a collaborative basis. A task force is at work on selecting priority projects. This is a powerhouse arrangement.

Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, June 19, 2018. Xi Jinping held talks with Juan Evo Morales Ayma on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

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The Chinese Dream (Китайская Мечта): What Moscow is Learning from Beijing's Success

The Chinese Dream (Китайская Мечта): What Moscow is Learning from Beijing's Success

When it comes to the Russia-China alliance, many Westerners tend to view it simplistically, basically as China buying oil and gas plus acquiring military technology from the Russians. The notion that the One Belt One Road (OBOR) goes both ways, and Moscow also has much to learn from Beijing’s tremendous success in lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty in less than two generations, is seldom acknowledged in Brussels, London or Washington. Yet as RogueMoney contributor London Paul of the Sirius Report likes to say, “Watch China and Russia” — because these two giants are the economic and security spearheads respectively to a post-dollar dominated, indeed a post-Western led world.

As the Russian Analyst noted in a previous post about the Valdai discussion group meetings in Shanghai of April 2018, several Chinese experts points of emphasis was greater cooperation between Russia and China in the media space. We see examples of this in RT launching a Chinese language channel in 2017 and more recently, in CGTN’s coverage of the 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). But these programs have mostly targeted international rather than domestic Russian audiences, even as polling data shows Russians rank China as their country’s greatest friend on the world stage, alongside former Soviet republics Belarus and Kazakhstan, and well ahead of European trading partners Germany and France. China requites this ‘love’, to the extent that the historically inward looking and vast Middle Kingdom can, with polling data showing Putin is the most admired world leader among 1.4 billion Chinese.

Late in May Russian TV extensively promoted a new documentary film titled “The Chinese Dream: Path to Revival” by Alexei Denisov. The title is suggestive, not only of China’s revival, but that of Russia as well.

Sputnik photo by: Sergey Guneev

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The Time Has Come To Eliminate Poverty, and Provide a Future for Our Children

The Time Has Come To Eliminate Poverty, and Provide a Future for Our Children

The reported departure of National Security Adviser and soon to be retired three star general H.R. McMaster from the Trump White House may be a positive sign. However, cabinet members and neocon advisers like UN Ambassador Nikki Haley who have egged on this President against his better instincts and campaign promises to get further bogged down in illegally occupying Syria, using defeated Daesh remnants as a pretext to keep thousands of troops in the country while admitting that Iran is the real target of this occupation, remain in place. The danger of a false flag, further aggression carried out by Israel or Washington's NATO ally Turkey, or even inadvertent clashes between American and Russian forces quickly escalating remains intolerable. The long suffering Syrian people, as well as citizens of all countries interested in global peace and stability, deserve better.

While not everyone on TeamRogueMoney would agree with President Xi abolishing term limits in China, we recognize that Washington not Beijing is the leading destabilizing force around the world today. -- JWS

[President Xi Jinping welcomes US President Donald Trump at a ceremony at the square near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Nov 9, 2017. -- Above photo by Xu Jingxing/China Daily]

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America's Payoff from Joining The New Silk Road: Optimism

America's Payoff from Joining The New Silk Road: Optimism

Compulsive media-followers in the United States are relatively sure about what's going to happen in their near-term future: The government is going to shut down; millions of promising young people will be deported; an epidemic of more and more potent opiates will kill increasing tens of thousands of Americans; electronic surveillance of everyone, all the time, will continue indefinitely; President Trump's planned $1 trillion initiative to build new infrastructure won't happen; wars will continue in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa, and we'll likely go to war with Russia in Europe or over North Korea in Asia.

Businesses have their own version: They can't find skilled workers to fill their job openings; but they don't raise wages anyway, because of uncertainty about what will happen when the stock-and-bond bubble crashes.

These, along with mass shootings and periodic terrorist attacks, have become the "informed expectations" of Americans, and Europeans. Things have gone very badly since the turn of the century — especially since the 2007-08 financial crash — and so, pessimism is the order of the day.

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As Pace Quickens for World Land-Bridge, Mueller Must Go!

As Pace Quickens for World Land-Bridge, Mueller Must Go!

Since the conclusion of the historic Schiller Institute Conference in Bad Soden, Germany on November 26, the pace of developments for the expansion of the Chinese Belt-and-Road Initiative (BRI) has accelerated dramatically. There have been conferences, forums, and announcements of new agreements on a daily basis, including in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and South America, as the Spirit of the Silk Road is spreading worldwide. One of the conferences, in Zhuhai, China, on the Maritime Silk Road, featured a major presentation by the Schiller Institute's Helga Zepp LaRouche.

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Wall Street, 'The Frog In The Well' Croaks To Trump Against China

Wall Street, 'The Frog In The Well' Croaks To Trump Against China

President Trump leaves in two weeks for an 11-day trip to Asia which includes summits with President Xi of China, Prime Minister Abe of Japan, Presidents Duterte of the Philippines and Moon of South Korea, and, according to the White House Monday, perhaps with President Putin at the APEC meeting. The attacks against China's Belt and Road Initiative in the U.S. financial and national media have become a sustained roar, as Wall Street's apprehension grows that Trump may discuss cooperative infrastructure projects and financing with Xi, above all; perhaps with Abe; and even with Duterte, who is presently one recipient of substantial, long-needed infrastructure financing and engineering from China.

The President could initiate the United States joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; joining the Belt and Road Initiative, as EIR and LaRouchePAC have been describing since 2014.

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