Behind the Belt and Road Initiative: “A Dialogue of Minds and Exchanges of Culture”

Students of Convitto Nazionale "Vittorio Emanuele II" di Roma holding the magazine Instituto Confucio. 2019 (Photo via

Students of Convitto Nazionale “Vittorio Emanuele II” di Roma holding the magazine Instituto Confucio. 2019 (Photo via


On the eve of his historic state visit to Italy March 21-23, Chinese President Xi Jinping answered students of Rome’s Convitto Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele II boarding school, who had previously written a letter to him in Chinese: “I highly appreciate your determination to promote dialogue of minds and cultural exchanges between the young generations of the two countries and cement the friendship between the two peoples.”

The British Empire was already panicked enough about the Xi trip and the Memorandum of Understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative that the two nations announced they will sign during the visit. But then salt was poured on the wound when Michele Geraci—Italy’s Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Economic Development and the architect of his country’s China pivot—joined Schiller Institute founder Helga Zepp-LaRouche in addressing a March 13 conference on the Belt and Road in Milan. The British Empire’s fervent prayer that Lyndon LaRouche’s ideas had been buried once he physically passed away last Feb. 12, were shattered, as forty years of in-depth organizing by Lyndon and Helga LaRouche and their associates can be seen shaping Italy’s strategic actions today.

On top of that, Xi is now engaging in extensive diplomacy building up to the Second Belt and Road Forum to be held in Beijing in late April, all premised on a concept of Man and of his social order for which they have no rejoinder—other than organized satanism.

Xi’s idea of “a community of shared future of mankind,” that Man’s Mind is creative, and that a “dialogue of minds” among the classical highpoints of the world’s major civilizations, provides a solution to the extreme crises the world faces under today’s Old Paradigm, is not new. It was the outlook of Plato, as demonstrated for example in his Timaeus dialogue. It was the revolutionary breakthrough of Cusa’s coincidentia oppositorum. It is a central tenet of Confucianism. And it is at the heart of Lyndon LaRouche’s fundamental discoveries in the science of physical economy, which today guide Mankind towards safe harbor under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Taking note of these developments, Helga Zepp-LaRouche today remarked that major new developments are to be expected from Xi’s upcoming trip to Italy, including new ideas regarding Sino-Italian cooperation for the development of Africa—which is the only competent way to address the terrible refugee crisis. Very big historical changes are underway, Zepp-LaRouche stressed, which will redefine all of the parameters of international politics as we know it. They are changes which the Trump administration must welcome and participate in.

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