This report is the blueprint for the peaceful future of our planet.
Civilization has reached a cross-road, where the threat of war has returned in a manner unforeseen just months ago, but where the prospects for a new paradigm of global cooperation towards genuine development have also reached a potential breakthrough.
With the initiatives coming out of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) and allied nations like Egypt, mankind is on the threshold of a new form of cooperation among nation-states working towards the common aims of mankind. At the Fortaleza, Brazil BRICS heads of state summit in July 2014, the member nations, along with the nations of South America and the Caribbean, agreed to create a New Development Bank, one of a network of new credit institutions to finance major infrastructure projects in the areas of transportation, energy, agriculture and scientific research and development. Chinese President Xi Jinping has placed the highest priority on the New Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road, linking the Asia-Pacific region to Western Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Executive Intelligence Review, which has pioneered the proposal for the European Land-Bridge for the past two decades, has produced a new Special Report, The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge. The 370 page report, available in hardcopy and electronic format, is a blueprint for global development for the twenty-first century and beyond.
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the crucial challenges to be overcome for genuine global development on a scale unknown in human history, including water management and future energy resources. The report details twenty of the most pressing international development projects on the agenda for the next several decades, including the New Suez Canal, the Nicaraguan Canal, the Trans-aqua project for central Africa, and the Bering Strait Tunnel linking Eurasia with the Western Hemisphere.
Chinese Language Edition of World Land-Bridge Report Now Available!
The Chinese edition of the “The New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge” was officially presented by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institutes, at a symposium sponsored by the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies on Sept. 29, 2015 at Renmin University . The Chongyang Institute is also a co-sponsor of the Chinese-language report.
Ding Yifan, the former deputy director of the World Development Institute of the Development Research Center of the State Council of the PRC, underlined the importance of the economic concepts of Lyndon LaRouche, lying at the basis of the report.
“I have known the Schiller Institute for a long time,” he said, “and I have learned much from them. They have very specific ideas about the world economy. The concept underlying LaRouche’s view of the economy is that of the physical economy. LaRouche used the term negentropy to characterize the underlying laws of a healthy functioning economy,” Ding Yifan said.
“Helga Zepp-LaRouche put forward the concept of the Eurasian Landbridge as a war avoidance concept,” Ding added. “The new concept of the Belt and Road has received great attention from the whole world. . . . We cannot allow capital to control everything. Instead, we must control capital.”
The Chongyang Institute was recently established by graduates of Renmin University, and fashions itself as the new type of think-tank called for recently by President Xi Jinping, who is concerned about receiving the best analysis of the present world situation and some key recommendations for policy as China and the world enter into a new era of international relations. Wang Wen, the Executive Dean of the Chongyang Institute, as well as Mr. Fu Jianming, the Vice President of the Pheonix Publishing & Media Group which published the Chinese version of the report, made introductory comments at the press conference, which drew 70 people, including at least 15 journalists. Read the full report of the press conference here.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction · The New Silk Road Leads to the Future of Mankind! The Coming Fusion Power Economy on the Basis of Helium-3
- The Metrics of Progress · Energy-Flux Density: Global Measure of Economic Progress, The Principle of the Development Corridor, Financing the Global Land-Bridge 2064
Expand Nuclear Power for the World’s Survival, Solve the World Water Crisis
- China: Silk Road to Development and Peace · China Becomes a Model Among Nations: A Science-Driver Approach to Lift Up Mankind, China’s New Silk Road: Changing the Paradigm Toward Global Development
- Russia’s Mission in North Central Eurasia and the Arctic · Russia, Eurasia’s Keystone Economy, Looks East, Tumen River Initiative: A Step for Peace in Northeast Asia
- South and Central Asia: From Arc of Crisis to Corridors of Development · India Is Ready to Fulfill Its Legacy of Leadership, Bringing High-Technology Development to South Asia, Central Asia: Ending Geopolitics
- Southwest Asia: Crossroads of the Continents · Southwest Asia and the Eurasian Land-Bridge
- The Crucial Contributions of East and Southeast Asia · Japan Must Return to Leadership in Nuclear Energy The Mekong Development Project: A TVA for Southeast Asia, Thailand’s Kra Canal: Keystone for South Asian Development, Connecting Indonesia to the Eurasian Mainland
- Australia: Driver for Pacific Development · A Vision To Bring Australia into the Land-Bridge Process
- Europe: Western Pole of the New Silk Road · Germany: The Key to European Integration into the New Silk Road, Greece and a Marshall Plan for the Mediterranean, Italy: Build the Mezzogiorno, and a New Renaissance, Spain: The World Land-Bridge’s Bridge to African Development
- Africa: Test for Global Progress · A Nuclear-Based Infrastructure Platform Is Necessary for Africa’s Future, Appendices: The Transaqua Project, Africa Pass
- Bringing the Western Hemisphere on Board · Rediscovering the Americas, North America: Restoring the American System
- Fighting for International Development · LaRouche’s 40-Year Record — Fighting for International Development, Development Models, Tennessee Valley Authority: Great Projects Make Great Nations, Deng Xiaoping’s China Miracle, The South Korea Model: How to Transform an Impoverished Nation into a Modern Economy
- Epilogue · Dump Geopolitics, and Create a Future for Humanity
“This report is about predicting the future rather than just explaining the past.”
Liu Ying · September 2015, Director of the Department of Cooperative Research at Chongyang Institute
“Today we have to proceed from a regional perspective, one which involves economics, politics, and culture. China is learning from other countries. And this book is very important in that respect.”
Wang Xiangsui · September 2015, Director for the Center for Strategic Studies at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
“This book reflects the views of U.S. experts and I really respect them. We should rethink the world on the basis of the new relationship between nations.”
Tao Qingmei · September 2015, Beijing Long Way Foundation
“Geopolitics has led to the dangerous situation we have today. The aim of the report is to develop a concept to replace geopolitics. And I found such a concept in this book. On the other hand, is the economic aspect of the report, which places the stress on creating infrastructure. We have to look at the infrastructure needs of the other countries. I am confident about the development of the Land-Bridge and I believe Mrs. LaRouche has made great progress in her idea.”
Shi Ze · September 2015, China Institute of International Studies
“I have known the Schiller Institute for a long time, and I have learned much from them. They have very specific ideas about the world economy. The concept underlying LaRouche’s view of the economy is that of the physical economy. LaRouche used the term negentropy to characterize the underlying laws of a healthy functioning economy,”
“Helga Zepp-LaRouche put forward the concept of the Eurasian Land-Bridge as a war avoidance concept. The new concept of the Belt and Road has received great attention from the whole world. … We cannot allow capital to control everything. Instead, we must control capital.”
Ding Yifan · September 2015, former deputy director of the World Development Institute of the Development Research Center of the State Council of the P.R.C.
Professor Bao Shixiu, formerly a Professor of Military Strategy at the PLA Academy of Military Sciences, said that bringing together the countries of the region around the New Silk Road initiative in a process of regional development was the task of the day.
Jacob Zenn · March 21, 2015, African and Eurasian Analyst, Jamestown Foundation
“As an active player in the financial crisis in late the 1990s in Japan, I see the ongoing financial crisis, centered in London and New York, as a clear déjà-vu of what happened in Japan 15 years ago. The measures recently taken by supervisory authorities in London and New York, as well as the ECB, demonstrate that Western officials have learned nothing from our experience of 15 years ago. They have made serious mistakes which will prolong the economic slump in the trans-Atlantic region. Among other mistakes being repeated today, the so-called ‘quantitative easing’ does nothing to help stimulate the real economy at all. Instead it helps investment banks conceal their financial failure, by supplying liquidity and resources for their gambling in derivatives.
“Without New Deal-type, large-scale public spending aimed at creation and/or improvement of economic infrastructure, which would form the basis for the next step of economic development for all of mankind, the real economy of the world will not be stimulated.
“From this point of view, the World Land-Bridge Report contains essential elements, for the world to get out of the current situation, and avoid frictions among countries. It is of this view that I strongly endorse the report.”
Daisuke Kotegawa · February 12, 2015, Research Director, CANON Institute for Global Studies (Former Executive Director for Japan at the IMF)