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President Xi in India:
An Alliance of the Two Asian Giants Will Benefit Mankind
by Ramtanu Maitra
Sept. 22—Chinese President Xi Jinping's Sept. 17-19 visit to India, and his close interactions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have advanced the important bilateral relations between the two giant nations, and has positive implications for the global development thrust being carried out by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) as a whole. Today, in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said that cooperation will remain the main theme of Sino-Indian relations. He pointed to President Xi's observation that harmony between the Chinese dragon and the Indian elephant will bring benefits to the whole world.
The broadening of cooperation in economic, regional, and global affairs between the two, also brought to the fore the necessity of resolving their longstanding border dispute. The good news is that both leaders are keen to resolve it. Hua stressed that the two leaders have reached a consensus on resolving the border issue through friendly mechanisms and effective communication. Prior to his arrival in India, President Xi had penned an article for the Indian news daily The Hindu, ``Towards an Asian Century of Prosperity,'' (Sept. 17), in which he set the tone for what relations should be to make the 21st Century an ``Asian century of prosperity and renewal.'' He wrote: ``As two important forces in a world that moves towards multi-polarity, we need to become global partners having strategic coordination. According to Prime Minister Modi, China and India are `two bodies, one spirit.' I appreciate this comment....
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  • We Need a New, Inclusive World Security Architecture
    by Helga Zepp-LaRouche.
    The perspective of common economic development of among the BRICS, the Union of South America (UNASUR), and ASEAN and SCO, joined by such countries as Egypt, Nicaragua, and South Korea, is contrasted to the current strategy of confrontation against Russia by the West.
  • Russia Outflanks Obama on Ukraine
    While the Obama Administration continues to press for ever more crippling sanctions against Russia, Russian leaders are working with Europeans and others to hammer out a lasting ceasefire in Ukraine, as the first step toward a settlement.
  • The Queen Keeps the Scots in Her Realm
    Despite a vigorous mobilization by pro-independence forces for the Sept. 18 Scottish independence referendum, bringing hundreds of thousands to the street, a majority of 55% of the electorate voted to stay in the United Kingdom.


  • Capitulation to Obama Will Backfire on Congress
    Last week, the House and Senate, in a maneuver designed to limit debate on Congress's war-making powers, gave initial approval to President Obama's plan to create a Syrian opposition force of 5,000 'vetted' fighters to battle both the Assad regime and the Islamic State militants in Syria.


  • Ebola Declared a 'Threat to Peace and Security'
    In the first-ever UN Security Council emergency meeting held to address a public-health crisis, the UNSC, on Sept. 18, called the West African Ebola epidemic a 'threat to peace and security.'
  • Italian Expert Says, Build These Bridges!
    Prof. Enzo Siviero, Italy's top expert in bridge construction, told EIR that the time has come to build the Messina Bridge connecting the Italian mainland to Sicily, and the Mediterranean Bridge between Tunisia and Sicily.


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