China Daily Publishes Helga Zepp-LaRouche Op-Ed: ‘The Other Side of Prejudice’
June 25, 2021 (EIRNS)—China Daily yesterday published an op-ed by Schiller Institute founder and President Helga Zepp-LaRouche, titled “The Other Side of Prejudice,” in which she reviews China’s successes and its emphasis on innovation for its advancement. And she writes:
“A widespread prejudice against China in the United States and Europe is the idea that creativity necessarily requires the introduction of Western democracy and liberal values. Obviously, those who profess such an opinion have not bothered to study the most essential elements that went into the rise of China.
“The one aspect of China’s success is the targeted manner in which extreme poverty throughout the country was eradicated by the end of 2020. Under the CPC’s leadership, a hands-on method was used to ensure that no one was left behind, to understand the specific reasons for their poverty and to offer possible solutions. It is the most conclusive proof that the Confucian ideal of putting the common good first is at the center of politics in China today. An important indicator of the determination to ensure the program’s success is the fact that economic performance was not only measured in terms of GDP, but also by using the progress in overcoming poverty as a benchmark.
“Unlike the proponents of Western geopolitics, who view the rise of China and the Belt and Road Initiative as a threat to their neoliberal system, many people regard cooperation with China as the opportunity to create a decent and worthy future....”