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Foreign Policy Bemoans China’s Problems Are Explained by Its Friendship with Helga Zepp-LaRouche

June 21, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—In a truly disgusting article in the June 20 issue of the war party’s Foreign Policy journal (owned by the Washington Post), titled “Why China’s Economy Hasn’t Bounced Back,” Deputy Editor James Palmer retails many common lies about China in an effort to portray the Chinese economy as being in free fall, ultimately blaming the dictatorial policies of President Xi Jinping—and on China’s friendship with Helga Zepp-LaRouche!

As Zepp-LaRouche noted today, the timing of the publication of this insanity is no coincidence. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was just in Beijing, and Chinese Premier Li Qiang is in Germany, and in both cases the Anglo-American “de-risking” campaign to subvert the Chinese economy was front and center on the agenda. It was at that moment that Global Times on June 19 posted an interview with Mrs. Zepp-LaRouche, titled: “ ‘De-risking’ with China Is Manipulative, Illustrating West’s Geopolitical Move To Contain China: Schiller Institute Founder.”

Palmer first blames China’s economic slowdown on Xi’s policies, labeling him the “Chairman of everything” in China. His crackdown on the massive “private education business” and on video games has driven hundreds of companies out of business (almost as bad as Afghanistan shutting down the opium business!), whines Palmer. The video game crackdown was due (says Palmer) to President Xi’s concern that they were “weakening teens’ masculinity!”

Particularly concerning is the Li Qiang visit to Germany, where (says Palmer) he “hopes to turn Germany’s business sector against U.S. efforts to contain China (or ‘de-risking,’ as Blinken now puts it), which shouldn’t be that hard. But as ever, China’s grasp of Western politics may not be that strong, as shown by the Global Times trotting out Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the widow of conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche and head of the fringe LaRouche movement today, as an expert on Germany.”

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