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Just as the week of American Independence Day started, the Chinese in Hong Kong celebrated the blessings of 20 years of real independence from the British Empire.
During those 20 years since the British reluctantly relinquished Hong Kong, it has become merely obvious to say, that China has made the most astonishing progress of any nation, by adopting the credit, infrastructure and productivity policies which once were called "the American System of economy."
Now it is exporting that tremendous progress through the great projects of the Belt and Road Initiative, the "New Silk Road."
The issue this week is whether the United States under President Donald Trump will join this process. Will we again adopt the American System of Hamilton, Washington, Lincoln, and of FDR, against what is still the British imperial system — free trade globalism, environmentalism, post-industrialism, wars to install and remove heads of state?
Trump is continuing to fight off the attempt to force him out of office which was begun 15 months ago by certain British intelligence "dossiers" against Russia. More broadly, the issue this week, going into the July 7-8 meeting of the G20 nations, is that same free trade/environmentalist policy still traced to British royal entities, which will be pushed by the European Union at the G20. The alternative is cooperation of the United States, China, Russia and India in scientific and economic progress and peace.
The President on Sunday night talked by phone with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and President Xi of China, who meets on Monday [July 2] in Moscow with Russia's President Putin. The next steps in the progressive reduction of war in Syria, whose refugees are starting to return home, will be taken in meetings July 4 and 5 involving Russian, United States and UN representatives. And President Trump should have bilateral "summits" with Xi, Abe, and Putin at the G20 meetings over July 7-8.
A new era of economic progress began with the 130-nation summit of the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing in mid-May, an advance for which Lyndon and Helga LaRouche had organized for four decades. This new economic order vastly increases the potential for Trump's United States to return to the American System and "make America great again."
The policy shift, and the American System, are embodied in LaRouche's "Four Laws" on bank separation, national bank credit, expansion of the space exploration and fusion energy frontiers.
The Schiller Institute, the China Energy Fund Committee, and the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture will hold a crucial conference, "Food for Peace: The New Name for Peace Is Economic Development," in New York on July 7, during the two days the G20 are meeting in Hamburg.
There is great potential this week, but also considerable danger from strategic confrontations and even new acts of war. Every effort and support has to be thrown into the balance for real independence, and the American System of economy.
UPDATE July 5, 2017 3 a.m. Eastern with a LaRouchePAC update on the pivotal Putin-Xi 4th of July meeting in Moscow, in which the Russian President awarded the Chinese leader Russia's highest civilian honor for a foreigner, the Order of St. Andrew (more on that in Team RogueMoney contributor @BanksterSlayer's forthcoming post later today):
The Carnegie Hall concert and symposium celebrating the work of Sylvia Olden Lee at the end of last week, and the upcoming Food for Peace conference at the end of this week, are the two LaRouche movement "bookends" providing conceptual leadership and programmatic direction, to what is shaping up as one of the most dramatic weeks of international diplomacy in recent history.
First, there is the July 4 summit meeting in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, with expected results that have led both sides to characterize the meeting as "the event of the year." They plan to consolidate coordination between China's Belt and Road Initiative and the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union; they will open up new areas of scientific cooperation, including in the Arctic; and they intend to work closely together to combat terrorism, the drug trade, and other threats to global security.
As Helga Zepp-LaRouche noted today, the Xi-Putin summit is shaping up as the defining issue at this strategic conjuncture. The July 7-8 G20 meeting in Hamburg, on the other hand, is threatening to be more of a street carnival than a serious summit: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble have teamed up to try to ban any discussion of serious financial reform, such as Glass-Steagall and Lyndon LaRouche's Four Laws, which alone would give meaning to the G20 summit, and make the trans-Atlantic sector fit to join the Belt and Road Initiative.
But the so-called "sidelines" of the G20 summit are looking far more productive than the formal agenda that the Merkel government has set for the summit itself. The heads of state of China, Japan, South Korea, and of course the U.S., have scheduled multiple meetings on the sidelines of the summit. Russia's Putin has scheduled no fewer than 11 bilateral meetings on the summit sidelines—and that is without counting his expected meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, the meeting which "is crucial and everybody has been waiting for," in the words of Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov.
If the U.S., Russia, and China can work together, Helga Zepp-LaRouche commented, then there is a pathway out of the current breakdown crisis. That will require defusing the multiple provocations that the bankrupt British Empire is placing in their path—from Syria, to the South China Sea, to the Korean Peninsula—and they will have to address the breakdown financial crisis, which is the Sword of Damocles hanging over the West, with the only programmatic and conceptual tools that will work: those provided by Lyndon LaRouche.