Lavrov: West’s “Post-Christian Messianism” Has Brought Chaos to the World — We Must Restore Human Values

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. (photo:kremlin.ru)

 

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With one day remaining under the degenerate, murderous Obama Administration, and with President-elect Trump pledging to end “regime change,” and restore relations with Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin have taken off the gloves on the threat to civilization represented by Obama and his British controllers.

Addressing an annual press conference on Tuesday, Lavrov began with a statement on the failure of the international community to unite against terrorism. It is a “systemic problem,” he said, “compounded by basic differences between the objective trend toward the formation of a polycentric world, on the one hand, and the actions of those trying to hold on to the outdated concept of unipolarity, on the other hand. I am referring to the domination not even so much of one state, as one group of states with their own system of values.”

And what are these values, he asks, which the West constantly demands that Russia and the world must adopt?

“These are probably not the values the grandfathers of today’s Europeans espoused,” said Lavrov, “but something new and modernized, a free-for-all, I would say. These are values that can be called post-Christian. They are radically and fundamentally at odds with the values handed down from generation to generation for centuries in our country, which we would like to cherish and hand down to our children and grandchildren. When during foreign policy battles we and many others face a demand to accept these new post-Christian Western values, including permissiveness and the universality of liberal approaches to the life of the individual, I think it is indecent on a human level. But in terms of professional diplomats, it is a colossal mistake and a completely unacceptable overestimation of your own influence on international relations.”

Lyndon LaRouche responded to these statements with full agreement. “This is like World War I,” he said. “The values of 19th Century America were destroyed by World War I,” a war created by the British in order to destroy American cooperation with Europe, especially Germany, in nation building internationally. The optimism that characterized the America of Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, and Abraham Lincoln was drowned in the blood of pessimism and geopolitics.

Putin, also, warned that the “messianic” hysteria in the West has gone so far that they are now trying to impose a “color revolution” upon the newly elected President of their own country, who has broken from the controlled environment.

“The impression is,” Putin said Tuesday, “that after a practice run in Kiev, they are now ready to organize a Maidan in Washington to prevent Trump from taking office.” To this, LaRouche noted that it was the threat of assassination which forced the elected President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, to flee in the face of U.S.-backed neo-nazi thugs on the Maidan. Today, the threat of assassination to stop Trump is a very real danger. Throughout American history, it is only those presidents who stood up against the British and Wall Street who were subject to assassination. Today, London’s role in orchestrating a “color revolution” against Trump is out in the open. Trump, himself, in an interview with the Times of London Monday, ridiculed MI6 agent Christopher Steele for his wild fabrications about Trump being controlled by Moscow, which were picked up and peddled by the US press. Trump concluded by telling the Times reporter: “So if this guy is a British guy, you got a lot of problems.”

Lavrov, in his interview, said that “Our relations with China are at their best level ever in our two countries’ history,” pointing to Putin’s visit to China in June 2016. This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose Silk Road programs are transforming the world, is in Switzerland, where his keynote speech to the Davos Forum said that the financial crisis was caused by “financial capital taking out excessive profits and by the failure of financial regulation to deal with it.” This is precisely the LaRouchePAC message to Congress — hold Donald Trump to his campaign pledge to pass Glass-Steagall, immediately, to put the bankrupt financial system through orderly bankruptcy proceedings before it crashes, dragging the western world into depression and war.

The New Paradigm is within reach, if the suffering people of the United States and Europe can reach for the stars, and, like William Tell in Schiller’s drama, say to the world: “No, there is a limit to a tyrant’s power.” The revolutionary ferment which produce, Brexit, the Trump election, and several votes in Europe against the EU dictatorship and the insane anti-Russia policies, provides the proper momentum for a true international Renaissance, unleashing the creative power of Mankind to create a future worthy of human dignity.

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2017: The End of the Bush-Obama Era

Let’s Inaugurate a New Paradigm in US-China-Russia Relations

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by Diane Sare

The 15 years immediately following the British/Saudi run and financed 9/11 attack on our nation will be remembered as one of the darkest periods of American history. It was during this time that our nation sank to unspeakable depths, previously unimaginable. We have been in a state of perpetual war against many nations; not merely Iraq and Afghanistan, but undeclared wars of regime change and destabilization have been perpetrated in Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine, and the list goes on. We went from barbaric methods of torturing prisoners, as in Abu Ghraib under Cheney and Bush, to targeting and murdering people remotely with drones under Obama. During this time, American life expectancy began to drop, with increased death rates due to diseases of despair: suicide, alcoholism, and drug overdose. Instead of coming together to protect their people from the ravages of insane presidencies, the state governments plunged into the Dark Age abyss with measures to legalize drugs and “physician-assisted suicide.”

The victory of Donald Trump over Obama-clone Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election, presents us with a great moment of opportunity. This result was not an American phenomenon caused by Russian hacking. It was the lawful American manifestation of a global revolution in a world grown weary of British Imperial methods. It followed the Brexit vote in the UK, a similar vote in Italy, the election of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, and perhaps most importantly, the remarkable measures taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who announced at the 2015 UN General Assembly his intent to intervene in Syria to actually defeat terrorism, starting with ISIS. Putin’s actions, taken simultaneously with China’s One Belt One Road initiative to lift billions of people out of poverty, have created a New Paradigm where nations can collaborate, not as in the old geopolitical domain, but in mutual self-interest, or as President Xi has said, “win-win cooperation.”

In 1989, a similar opportunity—although on a much smaller scale—presented itself when the Berlin Wall came down. That opportunity was squandered because the greatest genius America has yet produced, Lyndon LaRouche, was framed up and jailed, following a phony trial accompanied by a spectacular media campaign of lies and defamation, just months after his October, 1988 Berlin Press Conference in which he had proposed the reunification of Germany. The George H.W. Bush Administration, no doubt under orders from London, kept Mr. LaRouche in prison for five long years, as well as targeting and incarcerating many of LaRouche’s associates, and illegally “bankrupting” his newspaper, in a desperate effort to prevent Mr. LaRouche’s policies for global economic development from being adopted.

As a result of this political witch hunt, the reunification of Germany, which did occur, exactly as LaRouche had forecast, did not lead to a new era of East-West collaboration and technology transfer for the benefit of mankind. Instead, key figures like Deutsche Bank head Alfred Herrhausen were assassinated, and wars in Iraq and the Balkans ensued. LaRouche’s wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, became the champion of these policies from Germany, and after LaRouche’s release from prison (under President Bill Clinton) she and Mr. LaRouche travelled to China and Russia, respectively, planting the seeds for what is now on the table 25 years later.

Therefore, Americans of good will, who want our nation to prosper, and to once again join the ranks of the civilized world must heed the words of Lyndon LaRouche at this juncture. On the reverse of this broadsheet are LaRouche’s “Four Laws,” which are to be understood as a modern and advanced presentation of founding father Alexander Hamilton’s four major papers as Treasury Secretary, on the subjects of Public Credit, National Banking and Manufactures. Study them carefully, and note that the first step is the immediate reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act.

But, Glass-Steagall is not the end of the program. It merely creates the conditions for the transformation of the U.S. economy from the junk heap it has recently become, to a powerhouse of productivity and mass employment, where Americans can not only earn a decent living, but can create the conditions where their children can become geniuses in art and science.

Mr. LaRouche has emphasized that the policies chosen by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, especially in his first 100 days, are the model for an approach to the desperate state we find ourselves in. Roosevelt took a nation with over 25% unemployment, where people were literally dying of starvation, or diseases spread by eating out of garbage dumps, and turned it into the most productive nation on the planet. Contrary to popular opinion, it was not WWII that generated the recovery. The recovery was well under way before we finally entered the war in 1941 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Under FDR’s leadership, the American war mobilization brought the economy to a new level, and quickly broke all records of industrial production ever even considered.

China has invited us repeatedly to join the “One Belt One Road” or as Mrs. LaRouche has called it, the “New Silk Road.” Doing so would allow us to join in solving the greatest challenges facing mankind, from the development of fusion energy, to figuring out how to prevent a major comet or asteroid from obliterating us in the near or distant future. Ensuring that every single human being on the planet has access to clean drinking water and electricity would be obvious, under those conditions. That incoming President Donald Trump has expressed an interest in collaboration with China and Russia indicates a great potential for rapid progress world wide and inside the United States. In the words of President Franklin Roosevelt in his First inaugural Address, “This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.” As Lyndon LaRouche has advised, let us act in that tradition.

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The Foreign Power Corrupting U.S. Politics is London, Not Moscow

U.S. Capitol, December 2016. Photo: Architect of the Capitol

 

by Helga Zepp-LaRouche

Helga Zepp-LaRouche is the chairwoman of the German political party Civil Rights Movement Solidarity (BüSo)

The unprecedented hysteria of the mainstream media and the neocons on both sides of the Atlantic over the election of Donald Trump is material for a first-class object lesson on the real dynamic now unfolding on the global strategic stage. It makes crystal clear, even for the most naïve adherent of political correctness, that what is happening has nothing to do with the interests of one party, or one state, against another. It has to do with the methods used by a collapsing empire against the emergence of a new paradigm, the precise content of which has not yet been clearly defined, but which nonetheless represents the rejection of the system of globalization.

Precisely on the eve of Trump’s first press conference as President-elect, the U.S. television network CNN, and Buzzfeed, an Internet media company, created a huge sensation by breaking the story of a 35-page dossier which, in addition to reporting unspeakable anecdotes about Trump’s alleged sexual habits, claimed that there is evidence that Trump is a de facto Russian agent. After the campaign—long since contested by cyber-experts—that Russia had hacked emails of the Democratic National Committee, systematically smeared Hillary Clinton, and thereby helped Trump get elected, this new action is intended to lay the groundwork—even before Trump occupies the White House—for a rapid impeachment.

The author of the dossier is Christopher Steele, a Russian expert from MI6, the British foreign intelligence service; he concocted the dossier in the summer of 2016. It circulated for months in U.S. media circles and was considered so dubious that no one was willing to publish it during the hot phase of the election campaign. It was given directly to FBI Director James Comey, and given to the FBI again by Senator John McCain, after he heard former British ambassador to Moscow Sir Andrew Wood praise Steele and his “integrity” on the sidelines of a security conference in Canada.

After the surge of propaganda alleging the theft of the U.S. election by Russia, and Trump’s declaration that he found Julian Assange of Wikileaks more credible than the U.S. intelligence services, the three U.S. intelligence chiefs—Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan, and FBI Director James Comey—briefed the U.S. Senate, as well as President Obama and President-elect Trump, on their version of the story. The 35-page dossier would have played no role, because it was not credible, had these three intelligence chiefs not appended a two-page summary of it to their documents. The dubious dossier was thus given the status of serious intelligence information, and that was apparently the starting gun for CNN, Buzzfeed, and then the rest of the media to publish the whole 35-page dossier.

A day later Clapper telephoned Trump to stress, after the fact, that U.S. intelligence services were not the source of the dossier, and that he could not vouch for its accuracy or inaccuracy. In a highly unusual move, he then published a written declaration to this effect. Thus, after the three intelligence chiefs themselves had kicked off the escalation, Clapper carried out a maneuver known in these circles as a CYA operation (cover your ass)—often called more elegantly in German, a “diplomatic excuse.”

Whose World Is Disintegrating?

What then is the issue here? Eric Denécé, director of the French Center for Intelligence Research, an independent think tank, published the following analysis under the heading, “A Shocking Lack of Proof,” after he had read the report by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on the alleged Russian intervention into the U.S. election campaign:

The Washington Establishment was taken totally by surprise by Trump’s victory and understood that a “great cleanup” would occur, in which many of its members would lose their political positions and economic spinoffs connected to their international alliances.1

This assessment is accurate, but characterizes only one aspect of the situation. Apparently the trans-Atlantic neoliberal establishment is having a very hard time accepting the fact that Trump was democratically elected. Their “world is coming apart,” as German Chancellor Angela Merkel put it; they are “very shocked,” as her Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen expressed it. The world that is coming apart is the unipolar world which the neocons of the Bush Administration put into effect when the Soviet Union broke up. At that point the neocons proclaimed the “Project for a New American Century” to consolidate a world empire on the basis of the Anglo-American special relationship.

Governments that would not buckle under to this unipolar world would be eliminated over the course of time through a policy of regime change—for example, by color revolutions financed from the outside, as Victoria Nuland unblushingly admitted in the case of Ukraine. The U.S. State Department alone spent $5 billion there on NGOs. But this policy also involved direct military intervention under the pretext of the defense of democracy and human rights, as in such cases as Iraq, Libya, and Syria. And naturally, Russia and China were the ultimate targets of this regime change policy.

The European Union bureaucracy was the unnamed junior partner in this arrangement, a beneficiary of the globalization system and itself eager for maximal imperial expansion, as British diplomat Robert Cooper openly admitted,2 and only sporadically in agreement with the dominance of the City of London and Wall Street.

A prerequisite for membership in the unipolar world’s Establishment Club was naturally the adoption of the official “narrative” that all these destabilizations of democratically elected governments and all of these wars were about “freedom,” “democracy,” and ”human rights,” while those targeted were always “dictators” and demons. And obviously, when it came to analyzing the causes of the refugee crisis, all those who were wearing these unipolar glasses could not get beyond just naming the concept, because otherwise, it would mean you would have to condemn the illegitimate wars that have cost the lives of millions of people, and then you would be thrown out of the Club.

And now we have in Trump someone who has won the U.S. election and who, as Obama said of Putin, does not belong to “the team”; agrees with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and an array of conservative military figures that that these regime-change wars must be stopped; and even, as the ultimate desecration of taboos, wants to re-establish normal relations with Russia!

The well-regarded U.S. investigative reporter Robert Parry compared the methods being used by the American intelligence services against Trump to J. Edgar Hoover’s blackmail tactics. But the crude methods of Christopher Steele are also reminiscent of the “Troopergate” scandal inspired by British intelligence against President Bill Clinton, through which it sought from the beginning of his presidency, with a certain amount of success, to present Clinton as an unrestrained sex addict. This set the stage, so to speak, for the later Lewinsky affair, also launched by British intelligence, which aimed at destroying Clinton’s presidency,

Out in the Open

What is spectacular about the operation against Trump, however, is that British intelligence and its American counterparts, which have operated for decades as spooks in the shadows, have now been forced to display openly their total nakedness. The essentially dilettantish operation—conducted by Steele, the man in charge of uncovering the Fifa corruption scandal and the principal MI6 agent in the affair of Litvinenko’s murder—revealed the direct intervention of the British Empire, for which the term “globalization” is only a synonym, into the internal affairs of the United States.

This empire is something other than the nations of the United States and Great Britain. It is the oligarchical forces exerting their power through the trans-Atlantic neoliberal financial system and the military defense of the unipolar world order, and they don’t care a whit about the general welfare of the populations in whose nations they happen to live. A global revolution is underway against this empire, which found expression in the Brexit, just as it did in Trump’s victory and the “no” to Renzi’s referendum in Italy.

The assertion that Putin stole the election from Hillary Clinton, or that he will meddle in the coming elections in several European countries, is the collapsing empire’s desperate attempt to somehow hold on to the authority to control the narrative.

Meanwhile, the new paradigm is developing in the form of a new world economic order, in which the BRICS countries and China’s New Silk Road policy are offering win-win cooperation to all of the world’s nations, in which all can only gain through the benefit of all—each through “the advantage of the other.” If Trump succeeds in working with this new combination—which will only become clear after he is in office—it could mean a new era for mankind, in which sovereign nations work together for the future of mankind as a community of common destiny, and the era of empires is finally buried.

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Xi at Davos Places Development at Center of Global Governance

In a wide-ranging speech opening up the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a reform of the system of global governance, in what might be labeled “globalization with Chinese characteristics.” Warning of the dangers of a retreat into a defensive protectionism in the face of the financial storms, he said, would be like locking yourself in a dark room, where you will be protected from the rain outside, but will also lack light and air to breathe.

At the same time, he decried the failures of the present global system, the growing inequality, growing poverty and unemployment.  And yet, “the history of man tells us,” Xi said, “that problems should not be feared, but have to be faced. We have to meet the challenges and chart the right course for economic globalization… If one is afraid of the storm and exploring a new world, they will get drowned in the ocean sooner or later.” Referring to China’s own experience, he said “We have had our share of choking in the water and our share of whirlpools,” but “the global economy is a big ocean and you can’t escape from it, nor can you retreat from it.” Xi also warned against a trade war, saying that “no one will emerge a winner in a trade war.”

Speaking of the world financial crisis, Xi said that this was not caused by “globalization,” but rather by “finance capital taking out excessive profits and by the failure of financial regulation to deal with it.” While globalization has created significant problems, the mechanism for resolving these problems has failed.

“Inadequate global governance makes it difficult to deal with these problems,” Xi said. “There is a resounding call from the international community for a reform of the system of global governance which is now a pressing task,” Xi said. “And all countries are equal members of the international community and deserve to be heard.” Furthermore, he went on, “Global connectivity must be developed in order for all to reach prosperity.” The center of this “globalization” is development, and development is based on increasing productivity based on the development of science and technology, Xi said. “This is a product of all of us and not the product of one individual alone,” Xi said. Quoting Lincoln (and Sun Yatsen, without mentioning either), Xi said “Development is of the people, by the people and for the people.”

The world community has to develop a “dynamic innovation-driven growth model,” he said. Only through innovation and reform can we deal with the sluggish economy. Secondly, “we should develop an open and interconnected approach to a development of open and win-win cooperation.” And thirdly, “it is crucial to have a sound development philosophy and model,” that is “balanced, equitable, and inclusive.” “Priority should be given to reducing poverty, unemployment and inequality,” Xi said.

Xi assured his listeners that China would stay the course, maintain a solid growth rate, continue its structural reform and opening up, and play a greater role in sharing its growth with others. Xi pointed to the Hangzhou G-20 Summit, which placed innovation in the center of economic development, and to the Belt and Road Initiative, which will hold a major summit in May in China. “If we continue to build a community of a shared future for mankind,” Xi said, “we can create a better world.”

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Putin Denounces Campaign Against Trump as a “Maidan,” Calls Leakers “Worse than Prostitutes”

Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday told a Moscow press conference that some in Washington “now are ready to organize a ‘Maidan’ in Washington not to let Trump assume office,” and that Trump’s political enemies who leaked the phony dossier are “worse than prostitutes.” Fox News commented that Putin’s remarks had “one-upped even some of the president-elect’s colorful Twitter commentary.”

According to accounts in the Russian media, including Sputnik, Putin analyzed the exceptional dirty tricks campaign against Trump: “In my opinion, there are several goals; some are obvious. The first is to undermine the legitimacy of the elected president of the United States. Incidentally, in this connection I would like to note that — whether people who do it want it or not — they greatly damage U.S. interests. It seems that they trained for this in Kiev, and now are ready to organize a ‘Maidan’ in Washington not to let Trump assume office. The second goal is to tie the hands and legs of the newly-elected president related to the implementation of his pre-election campaign’s promises to the American people and the international community.”

Putin then took up the issue of the phony dossiers and the charges that Kremlin spy agencies were blackmailing Trump: “These claims are an obvious fake. Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago, was not a politician. We did not even know about his political ambitions; he was just a businessman, one of the richest men in America. Is someone really thinking that our intelligence agencies are chasing every American billionaire, or what? Of course not! It’s just a complete nonsense.”

Taking off the gloves, Putin continued: “Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon… But people who order such fakes which are now used against the elected president of the United States, fabricate information and use it in the political struggle, they are worse than prostitutes, they have no moral limits.”

Putin then commented on Trump and Obama: “I don’t know Mr. Trump; I have never met him, I don’t know what he will do in the international arena, so I have no reason either to attack him, criticize him, or defend him.” Sputnik continues: “Putin noted that there is a category of people who leave without saying goodbye, ‘out of respect for the present situation,’ while others say goodbye all the time, but do not go away. “The outgoing administration, in my opinion, belongs to the second category,” he concluded.”

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Xi at Davos: Do Not Be Afraid of Exploring a New World

Russian President Vladimir Putin with President of China Xi Jinping in a July 2015 meeting. [en.kremlin.ru]

 

With the eyes of the world on him, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered the keynote address to the Davos World Economic Forum on Jan. 17, laying out what his Foreign Ministry described as “a blueprint for the future progress of human society.”

Xi said that the world financial crisis has been caused by “finance capital taking out excessive profits and by the failure of financial regulation to deal with it,” and that there are growing international calls for fundamental reform. He presented China’s Belt and Road Initiative as an open offer to all nations, because “development is of the people, by the people and for the people,” and is based on increasing productivity based on the development of science and technology. And he emphasized that the history of man “tells us that problems should not be feared, but have to be faced… If one is afraid of the storm and exploring a new world, they will get drowned in the ocean sooner or later.”

The utter intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the dying old paradigm was well reflected by one befuddled Establishment participant in Davos, Moises Naim of the Carnegie Institute, who could only sputter: “There is a consensus that something huge is going on, global and in many respects unprecedented, But we don’t know what the causes are, nor how to deal with it.”

But Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin do, as do Lyndon LaRouche and those Americans wise enough to be guided by his scientific and strategic thinking. Will that include the next President of the United States, Donald Trump?

As Putin told a press conference in Moscow, even as Xi was speaking in Davos: “I don’t know Mr. Trump… I don’t know what he will do in the international arena, so I have no reason either to attack him, criticize him, or defend him.” What is clear, he continued, is that there is “a ‘Maidan’ in Washington not to let Trump assume office… [and] to tie the hands and legs of the newly-elected president related to the implementation of his pre-election campaign’s promises to the American people and the international community.” As for those who leaked the lying dossier, “they are worse than prostitutes, they have no moral limits,” Putin stated with precision.

The stakes are epochal, as Helga Zepp-LaRouche emphasized in a strategic evaluation to be published in the upcoming issue of EIR:

“The unprecedented hysteria of the mainstream media and the neocons on both sides of the Atlantic over the election of Donald Trump is material for a first-class object lesson on the real dynamic now unfolding on the global strategic stage. It makes crystal clear, even for the most naive adherent of political correctness, that what is happening has nothing to do with the interests of one party, or one state, against another. It has to do with the methods used by a collapsing empire against the emergence of a new paradigm, the precise content of which has not yet been clearly defined, but which nonetheless represents the rejection of the system of globalization…

“And now we have in Trump someone who has won the U.S. election and who, as Obama said of Putin, does not belong to ‘the team’; agrees with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and an array of conservative military figures that these regime-change wars must be stopped; and even, as the ultimate desecration of taboos, wants to re-establish normal relations with Russia!…

“This empire is something other than the nations of the United States and Great Britain. It is the oligarchical forces exerting their power through the trans-Atlantic neoliberal financial system and the military defense of the unipolar world order, and they don’t care a whit about the general welfare of the populations in whose nations they happen to live. A global revolution is underway against this empire, which found expression in the Brexit, just as it did in Trump’s victory and the ‘no’ to Renzi’s referendum in Italy…

“Meanwhile, the new paradigm is developing in the form of a new world economic order, in which the BRICS countries and China’s New Silk Road policy are offering win-win cooperation to all of the world’s nations, in which all can only gain through the benefit of all–each through ‘the advantage of the other.’ If Trump succeeds in working with this new combination–which will only become clear after he is in office–it could mean a new era for mankind, in which sovereign nations work together for the future of mankind as a community of common destiny, and the era of empires is finally buried.”

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China Wealth Fund Wants To Turn Treasuries to U.S. Infrastructure

In a speech to the Asia Financial Forum in Hong Kong Monday, China Investment Corporation chairman Ding Xuedong said that CIC wants to change its holdings of U.S. Treasury debt, into an investment in building of new infrastructure in the United States. Ding’s speech was reported in the South China Morning Post, Reuters, and other media.

Ding’s estimate of the investment needed to build a new and modern economic infrastructure in America was a very large $8 trillion, which, he said, would not be invested by the U.S. government and private investors alone. “According to our estimate, the United States needs at least $8 trillion in infrastructure investment; there’s not sufficient capital from the U.S. government or private sector. It has to rely on foreign investments.”

Ding said CIC also wants to invest in American manufacturing capacity.

The vehicle CIC is seeking, in fact, does not yet exist; it would be a “Hamiltonian” national credit institution for infrastructure and manufacturing investments, as specified in EIR Founding Editor Lyndon LaRouche’s “Four Laws to save the United States economy” in 2014.

CIC now holds $50 billion in U.S. Treasuries, a part of $1.14 trillion in Treasuries held by Chinese institutions. Ding called the return on those Treasuries too low, and said “the returns in public markets are falling.” CIC wants alternatives, and wants to convert those holdings into investments in new U.S. infrastructure projects. Ding is also chairman of the China International Capital Corporation, which has substantial U.S. Treasury holdings as well.

Ding called the Chinese and U.S. economies “complementary” in this respect.

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