Major Changes Can Keep Coming, Trump And Xi Can Solve Both Trade and Immigration

June 19, 2018
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit China | November 10, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit China | November 10, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

The summit just accomplished in Singapore has already changed the relations of nations in Asia for the better, showed President Donald Trump's unusual leadership capacity, and should be changing the way Europeans and Americans look at what is possible. The very real potential is now emerging for an early summit of Presidents Trump and Putin, absolutely critical to ending 15 years' continuous disasters of war in Southwest Asia and North Africa. And there can be more "game-changers" — no crisis situation is fixed at this moment, if citizens and leaders will move optimistically for peace and mutual economic development.

Above all, this is a time when many should be joining with the Schiller Institute and LaRouche Political Action Committee, who for decades since the Berlin Wall fell, have held the torch for a "new paradigm" of economic and scientific progress and peace. What is happening in Asia through the New Silk Road and the Korea summits, can "break out" in Europe and the United States if there are any forceful leaders for cooperation of major nations' cooperation — as President Trump has shown he is.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche's call for an EU summit next week which actually solves the migrant crisis there — by European nations joining China in the economic development of Africa — is now circulating internationally in many languages; now the same solution has been proposed in China's Global Times newspaper. Her call should go out far and wide, to trigger action, and action now.

The United States needs to avoid trade war with China, tariff damage to its agricultural sector, and more — it must avoid being politically polarized again over immigration from Ibero-America. It is easy for Democrats to scandalize, in order to raise funds and hope to win elections. And easy for Republicans to temporize and act upset in public. Both know that they are proposing no solution, no workable policy.

But there is a solution, breaking the static rules of party politics and geopolitics.

The President can negotiate the avoidance of trade war, by agreeing with President Xi Jinping of China that the two nations will jointly develop Ibero-America through credit for major new infrastructure projects, and agro-industrial development. In other words, join and bring in the Belt and Road. That is the only basis on which the desperation triggers for mass migration to the United States can be removed.

But more: U.S. high-technology exports to the countries of Ibero-America will take off. U.S. exports to China will rise. The insurance multinational ING has just published a study forecasting that the Belt and Road Initiative will raise global trade by 12-15%; trade of countries right on the New Silk Road transport corridors, by much more. Who needs tariffs?

The principles of Helga LaRouche's call for action are simply the principles of the Singapore summit: The past doesn't determine the future. The "boundary rules" which kept crises frozen for decades, don't apply. And since President Trump has engaged the United States in Asia, where history is being made, the solutions to crises are possible everywhere.

Needed now, as she said, are the people to make them.