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Xi Jinping ends landmark KSA visit by calling on Arab states to embrace multipolar world

The Cradle | December 10, 2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping left Saudi Arabia early on 10 December following a three-day visit that saw him attend three different summits with leaders from across West Asia and Africa.

On Friday night, Xi headed the first China-Arab States Summit, which saw a large majority of Arab League heads of state attend in a bid to strengthen bilateral ties with the Asian giant.

“As strategic partners, China and Arab states should … foster a closer China-Arab community with a shared future, so as to deliver greater benefits to their peoples and advance the cause of human progress,” the Chinese president said during his keynote speech.

Xi also called on Arab states to remain “independent and defend their common interests,” adding that China “supports Arab states in independently exploring development paths suited to their national conditions and holding their future firmly in their own hands.”

“China is ready to deepen strategic mutual trust with Arab states, and firmly support each other in safeguarding sovereignty, territorial integrity and national dignity,” Xi said, noting that the two sides should “jointly uphold the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, practice true multilateralism, and defend the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries.”

The Chinese leader also urged leaders from West Asia and Africa to embrace “synergy between their development strategies, and promote high-quality [cooperation in the Belt and Road Initiative].”

Launched nine years ago, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is considered the crown jewel of Xi’s long-term foreign policy agenda. The stated aim of the mega-infrastructure project is to bring capital and infrastructure to Global South countries while dramatically strengthening connectivity for commerce, finance, and culture.

The BRI also aims to secure markets for Chinese companies, stable supplies of inputs for Chinese factories, and productive outlets for China’s large foreign exchange holdings. Close to 150 nations across the globe have signed on to participate in the BRI.

For the first half of 2022, Saudi Arabia was the biggest recipient of China’s finance and investment spending in the BRI.

Ahead of the China-Arab Summit on Friday, the Chinese president met with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). During this summit, he urged the oil and gas giants to conduct energy sales in the Chinese yuan, potentially divorcing the US dollar from bilateral transactions.

He also vowed to import more oil and natural gas from Gulf Arab states while not interfering in their affairs, a departure from Washington’s long-standing policy of interference and domination.

Xi later took the opportunity to express China’s support for the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and voiced frustration over the “historical injustice” suffered by Palestinians.

“It is not possible to continue the historical injustice suffered by the Palestinians,” the Chinese president said on Friday.

He went on to call on the international community to grant Palestine “full membership in the United Nations” and said Beijing “supports the two-state solution and the establishment of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

Beijing’s emergence as a major superpower since the turn of the century has proven to be critically important for Arab states, prompting them to diversify their strategic objectives and balance themselves away from a decades-long Western dependency.

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  1. While it is clear that American domination of international commerce, based on the dollar being the reserve currency, is coming to its end, I don’t think that I trust this politician any more than any other. He urges for Arab independence and wants to see Palestinian independence from Israel, but his own people are the most spied on and controlled in the world. They are the slaves that the WEF intends for all of us to be, if we allow them to continue with their plans.

    There is a great paradox between his words and his actions, but typical of all politicians. No politician cares for the welfare of the citizens of any country including his own. All they care for, as proven by thousands of years of history is their own power, glory, and wealth. But sheeple have been, are, and forever will be dumb, cowardly, and anxious to let others do their thinking, therefore deserving of what they harvest.

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    Comment by Peter | December 10, 2022 | Reply

  2. Allow me to put some meat on the bone and explain how the Belt and Road came into existence.

    Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lyndon LaRouche proposed a program that would integrate the productive potential of the highly advanced Western European nations with the former states of the Soviet Comecon. LaRouche called it “The Productive Triangle, Paris-Berlin-Vienna. LaRouche proposed to go back to the principles of physical economy, in the tradition of Leibniz, List, Mendeleyev, and Count Sergey Witte. He presented the grand vision of a program for the “Paris-Berlin-Vienna Productive Triangle,” as the locomotive for infrastructural and economic integration of Eastern and Western Europe, and for the development of the East. This concept called for the integration of the no-longer-divided industrial centers lying within the Triangle—the size of Japan—and the most developed industrial capacities in the world represented there, through modern infrastructure, like the Transrapid [magnetic levitation railway]. Investments in frontier technologies were to enhance the productivity of labor power and productive plant facilities, as well as exports, especially in technology and capital-goods sectors.

    From this “Productive Triangle,” so-called “development corridors” were to radiate out, from Berlin to Warsaw and St. Petersburg, via Prague and Kiev to Moscow, and through the Balkans to Istanbul. Integrated infrastructure projects, with high-speed railways, highways, and waterways, and computerized railway stations, were to constitute the transportation arteries of these 100-kilometer-wide corridors, along which the most modern technologies and industries could be brought into the East.

    Instead of dealing an economic death blow to the allegedly obsolete industries of the Comecon, as the reformers of the IMF and shock therapy did, the industries of the East, though obsolete from a world-market standpoint, could, as valuable industries of the East, have been utilized, and could have played a meaningful role in the construction of the transportation arteries and networks; only then, after they had been “used up” in a certain sense, would they have been idled.

    In 1991 LaRouche proposed extending the Productive Tringle to the Eurasian Land Bridge which would run along three main corridors: “Corridor A,” the Trans-Siberian railway and the line of the ancient Silk Road; “Corridor B,” from China, via Central Asia and Eastern Europe; and “Corridor C,” from Indonesia, through India, Iran, and Turkey, into Western Europe.

    Through an entire system of auxiliary corridors, the whole Eurasian continent was to be connected. These corridors were not supposed to be just transport connections, but infrastructure arteries, around which advanced technologies could be brought in, so as to no longer merely extract raw materials, but to process them on the spot, and in this way build up modern industries. So, for the first time, these landlocked areas of the vast Eurasian continent could enjoy the same geographical advantages that were previously the privilege only of territories with access to the oceans.

    To service existing populations and the expected population growth, especially in the densely populated areas of Asia, approximately 1,000 cities were to be built along the corridors. Inherently safe nuclear reactor models, such as the High-Temperature Reactor, were to be built to supply abundant energy to industry, agriculture, and cities. Between 1992 and today, the Schiller Institute presented the conception of the Eurasian Land Bridge—including its extensions via the Bering Strait into the Americas, and via the Middle East into Africa—as a global reconstruction program for a just new world economic order, to literally thousands of conference and seminar audiences in all five continents.

    A Worldwide Land-Bridge Movement.
    After the Beijing “International Symposium on the Development of the Regions along the New Eurasian Land-Bridge”—a conference which took place [in 1996, after two years of intense preparation on the suggestion of LaRouche’s Schiller Institute, and in which Dr. Jonathan Tennenbaum and Lyndon LaRouche’s wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, co-founder of the Schiller Institute with her husband, participated as speakers. They escalated their organizing. They also, in the same time frame, organized a series of seminars with participants from the various cultures of Eurasia, to deepen the understanding of each other’s scientific, economic, philosophical, and cultural traditions…and where they are similar, to deepen the foundations for dialogue among the various cultures. Helga proudly stated “we have created a worldwide movement for the Eurasian Land Bridge! And so the WORLD LAND BRIDGE was born.

    Given the fact that Helga is a German citizen, she addressed the issue also from a specific German point of view. “On one level, it is self-evident that the development of Eurasia is in Germany’s fundamental self-interest. Because of the relative scarcity of raw materials, the German economy only functions if it concentrates on continuous progress in science and technology and their application in the productive process, and if Germany has expanding markets with ever-more-prosperous customers. Under the regime of the “free market” and “globalization,” Germany has lost many of its traditional markets, and, therefore, needs the Eurasian Land-Bridge perspective.”

    This World Land Bridge perspective became entrenched in Chinese policy shaping that followed many trips to China by Helga Zepp-LaRouche. Helga soon became known as the “New Silk Road” Lady, holding seminars in China that discussed transforming the Old Silk Routes with high-speed rail, and other modern infrastructure.

    2013 witnessed the birth of the One Belt, One Road, New Silk Road initiative, or Belt and Road for short. Xi Jinping introduced the world to the BRI at the BRICS meeting in Brazil that same year.

    Is Taiwan the new Ukraine?
    Twice Xi asked Obama to join the BRI. Twice Obama refused. The ONE instead set a new course for U.S. confrontation with China in the Pacific, popularly known as the Asia Pivot. We see the intention of that shift today, which is intended to cripple the tremendous progress China has made over the past thirty years. The issue? Taiwan.
    USA’s new “Lords of the Flies” have interfered in China’s affairs using the issue of Taiwan sovereignty. This triggered the anticipated harsh response by the Chinese to invade should Taiwan declare its independence. The mentally challenged Biden went even further, threatening to use America’s military to defend Taiwan if China invades.

    If the UK/US powers that are steering the uni-polar, rules-based New World Order continue with their madness in Ukraine and potentially in China, can World War Three be far off?

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    Comment by Thomas Simpson | December 11, 2022 | Reply


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