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Helga Zepp-LaRouche a Significant Participant in International Conference on the New Silk Road at Lanzhou University in China

Aug. 27, 2014 (EIRNS)—According to Chinese press accounts, a major international conference on the New Silk Road was held Aug. 25 and 26 at Lanzhou University in Gansu province in northwest China, with the participation of 100 officials and experts from 21 countries, including China, India, Russia, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. Under the title “One Belt and One Road,” the event was co-sponsored by Lanzhou University and the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, and included a major plenary session and three sub-forums, on cultural exchange, regional cooperation, and cooperation among universities. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, head of the Schiller Institute from Germany, spoke during the cultural exchange forum, on the topic of “The Silk Road in the 21st Century is the cornerstone of peace and order.”

The conference was also addressed by China’s deputy Education Minister, Du Yubo; the vice governor of Gansu Province, Xian Hui; the vice chairman of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Qi Mingqiu; the president of Lanzhou University, Wang Cheng; a representatives of the Department of International Economy of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Diao Junshu; the president of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin; Russian Academy of Sciences bureau member Gennady Matishove; and many others.

According to China Daily, the focus of the “One Belt and One Road” conference was “the principle of ‘mutual negotiation, joint development and sharing’ ... to further deepen the cooperation between China and other countries along the Silk Road.” It also focused on “the great significance of promoting education exchange among countries along the Silk Road,” and to “drive the ‘One Belt and One Road’ construction through frequent education resource sharing, science and technology cooperation, and personnel communication at a higher level,” China Daily reported.