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"The Well-Being of Humanity Is the Biggest Driving Force For Scientific Innovation"

November 7, 2018
President Donald J. Trump offers a salute as he boards Marine One Friday, N. 2, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White Houses en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)
President Donald J. Trump offers a salute as he boards Marine One Friday, N. 2, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White Houses en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Three major strategic developments are underway which are conjointly decisive for mankind's emerging future.

1) The U.S. mid-term elections have concluded, with the future of the British attempted coup d'état against the Trump administration at stake. At issue is the crucial question of U.S. relations with Russia and China, including Trump's determination to hold personal summit meetings with Presidents Putin and Xi in the immediate future. War and peace, and the economic reconstruction of the planet around the Belt and Road Initiative, hang in the balance.

2) The Schiller Institute held a seminar in Paris yesterday to present the just-published French-language version of "The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge" special report, featuring Lyndon LaRouche's scientific approach to physical economy. Before a high-level audience of over 100, including diplomats, other VIPs and media, Helga Zepp-LaRouche delivered the keynote presentation, followed by short reports from Karel Vereycken, Sebastien Perimony and Odile Mojon. Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche just recently returned from a high-profile visit to Russia on the eve of the U.S. elections, where her in-depth discussion of what is actually at stake in those elections, and the global policy solutions to the crisis provided by Lyndon LaRouche, continues to resonate deeply both in Russia and internationally.

3) The China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai continued into its second day, where business and political leaders from across the planet assembled to build the Belt and Road alternative to the collapsing trans-Atlantic financial system. China's own development, and its commitment to "a shared future for humanity," continue to inspire other nations and leaders into action. Exemplary are the words of Japan's former Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, who expressed admiration over the way that "China has helped Africa build plentiful infrastructure and improve people's livelihood. If Japan can join China in assisting Africa's development, it would greatly benefit the African people. It is beneficial not only to Africa's economy, but also to world peace and development."

The guiding approach to that ongoing CIIE meeting was provided in yesterday's keynote address by President Xi Jinping, whose economic views, as far as the dying British Empire is concerned, are sounding more and more like "Lyndon LaRouche with Chinese characteristics":

"It is important for all countries to pursue innovative growth and speed up the transformation of growth drivers," Xi stated. "Innovation is the premier engine for development. Only with bold innovation and reform can we break the bottlenecks in global growth. The world economy has just emerged from the shadow of the international financial crisis and recovery is still unstable. There is an urgent need for concerted efforts of countries in the world to promote scientific innovation and foster new growth drivers. The well-being of humanity is the biggest driving force for scientific innovation.... We need to seize the opportunities presented by the new round of technological and industrial revolution, strengthen cooperation in frontier sectors ... and work together to foster new technologies, new industries, and new forms and models of business."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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