Joins Beijing to Advance Globalism With “One Belt, One Road”
The United Nations and its top leaders have openly embraced the Communist Chinese dictatorship’s widely criticized “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative, which analysts have warned is an effort to further expand Beijing’s totalitarian influence far outside of China’s borders. Other globalist organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank praised the scheme, too. Brutal dictatorships and tyrants around the world are also lining up to join the party. And unfortunately for opponents of communism, globalism, and tyranny, even some Western governments and companies are hopping on the OBOR bandwagon. But the truth is trickling out.
At a gathering this week in Beijing, representatives from some 100 governments and dictatorships gathered to learn about the OBOR and how they might benefit from it. Officially, the Chinese scheme, formally known as the “Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road,” is a “win-win” plan to expand trade across Eurasia and into Africa by building new infrastructure such as roads, rail, and ports. “We have no intention to intervene in the affairs of other countries or to export our social system,” the mass-murdering communist dictator of mainland China, Xi Jinping, told attendees. Xi (shown above with UN boss Antonio Guterres) called the OBOR the “project of the century” during a round-table with the leaders of the UN, the World Bank, and the IMF.
But in reality, more than a few analysts have pointed out that it is a dangerous plot to export Communist Chinese influence around the world. Of course, Beijing’s “New Silk Road” and the new “Maritime Silk Road” being developed will also be used to peddle the regime’s goods, manufactured by China’s vast armies of practically slave laborers in regime-controlled “companies” using technology stolen from Western firms and taxpayers. But the real agenda is much deeper than hawking Chinese-made junk — it is exporting the deadly “ideology” of communism with “Chinese characteristics” that globalists and tyrants everywhere, from the late David Rockefeller and George Soros to Raul Castro and Vladimir Putin, are so fond of praising.
Aside from the fact that numerous important UN agencies are now led by Communist Chinese agents and their allies, it seems the UN’s affection for the regime’s Belt and Road scheme stems, at least in part, from its links to the UN Agenda 2030. That scheme, also known as the “Sustainable Development Goals,” or SDGs, represents a road-map to global totalitarianism and unlimited government powers. And as The New American and other sources have documented extensively, the totalitarian regime in Beijing boasted through its propaganda organs that it played a “crucial role” in developing the UN agenda.
Speaking at the OBOR summit in Beijing on May 14, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres showered praise on the Communist Chinese scheme and its nexus with the UN Agenda 2030. “While the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 Agenda are different in their nature and scope, both have sustainable development as the overarching objective,” explained Guterres, with “sustainable development” serving as code words for centralizing and expanding coercive controls over humanity. “Both aim to deepen connectivity across countries and regions: connectivity in infrastructure, trade, finance, policies and, perhaps most important of all, among peoples.”
The “connectivity” theme is crucial, with “connectivity” in policy, as touted by Guterres, representing the harmonization and globalization of governance. Basically, Guterres and the globalist establishment behind him hope to see policy making migrating away from local self-government and even nation states, and toward global institutions such as the UN where dictators and the establishment reign supreme. The UN Agenda 2030 and its 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” make that clear, too, demanding everything from national and international socialism to wealth redistribution and globalist indoctrination of all children masquerading as “education.”
Guterres was proud of it all. “Those 17 Goals can guide the policies and actions under the Belt and Road towards true sustainable development,” said Guterres, the former head of the Socialist International global alliance of totalitarian political parties collectively responsible for millions of murders. “The Belt and road Initiative is rooted in a shared vision for global development. Indeed, China is a central pillar of multilateralism.” Multilateralism is simply another term for globalism — the replacing of self-government and national sovereignty with rule by globalist, unaccountable institutions.
The UN boss, a proud socialist, even praised the mass-murdering Chinese dictatorship, which continues to harvest body organs from political and religious dissidents, for its role in creating the UN Agenda 2030 and pushing global governance. “China played a key role in shaping the 2030 Agenda,” he admitted, calling the scheme one of the past decade’s “signal achievements” in international diplomacy. “China has also launched several major initiatives, from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and increased support for United Nations peacekeeping, to a combination of new funds aiming at strengthening both peace and prosperity.”
Guterres, who helped oversee the influx of millions of Third World Islamic migrants to the West at the UN “refugee” bureaucracy before taking on his current post, also hit on the “multi-polar” world order theme, signaling an end to U.S. dominance of global governance and the shift to more international power for Third World dictatorships. “This wide-ranging engagement is more necessary than ever today,” he said. “Our world is multipolar. But that by itself is no guarantee of prosperity and peace. A multipolar world needs multilateral cooperation to face common threats and seize shared opportunities.”
And despite the fact that the regime enslaving mainland China has murdered more human beings than any other government in all of recorded history, the UN is more than willing to help further expand Communist Chinese power across Asia, Africa, and Europe. “The United Nations system stands ready to travel this road with you in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to fulfill our promise to leave no one behind,” Guterres declared, with the reference to “leave no one behind” coming straight from the radical UN Agenda 2030 scheme for global governance.
Outside the UN, Chinese propaganda and espionage services were hard at work for weeks trumpeting global support for the regime’s Belt and Road scheme. “Breathless state-run coverage portrayed the Belt and Road Initiative as having near limitless potential to remake the world, with China — and Xi — at its center,” reported Bloomberg. “State television showed Xi and his celebrity wife, Peng Liyuan, receiving Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other heads of state, while top diplomats such as U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond paraded on stage to praise the president’s program.”
However, beyond totalitarian-minded foreign rulers, there were plenty of crony “capitalists” and “useful idiots,” as Lenin referred to them, willing to embrace the scheme as well. So desperate for finding more endorsements was the regime’s propaganda ministry that Xinhua, a state-run propaganda megaphone that doubles as an intelligence front, even touted the backing of the controversial Marxist-linked La Rouche movement. “The Belt and Road Initiative is the most important strategic initiative on the planet,” Helga Zepp-LaRouche, president of La Rouche’s Schiller Institute, told the regime’s mouthpiece. “It not only brings economic prosperity to all participating countries, but also serves as a true basis for a peace order for the 21st century.”
Leading Communist Chinese functionaries also touted the scheme in the Western media. “The plan is to lead the new globalization 2.0,” Director General Cao Wenlian with the International Cooperation Center of the National Development and Reform Commission was quoted as saying by the New York Times, which misleadingly called the center “a group dedicated to the initiative” instead of properly identifying it as an arm of the communist regime. The Times, which has a long history of shilling for communist autocrats, called OBOR a Chinese program for “creating new markets for the country’s [regime-owned] construction companies and exporting its model of state-led development.” State-led development is how globalists and socialists now refer to government control of the economy.
Aside from the New York Times, which famously touted mass-murdering communist dictator Fidel Castro as a freedom fighter before he took over, and infamously attempted to conceal the horrific Soviet genocide of millions of Ukrainians, numerous other propaganda mouthpieces for the Western globalist establishment have also been shamelessly touting OBOR. Writing in the globalist Financial Times, for example, Beijing’s ambassador to Britain was allowed to unabashedly promote the scheme as if it were just a harmless plan to help everybody succeed. “It is a public product for the good of the whole world,” he said.
In a troubling sign of things to come, the regime has even recruited Western “journalists” to make pro-OBOR propaganda, aimed at young children. Already, the dictatorship operates a comprehensive communist indoctrination program for Chinese children under the guise of providing “education.” But increasingly, even Western children and other foreigners are being targeted with Beijing’s propaganda. In a series produced by state-owned communist mouthpiece China Daily, American journalist Erik Nilsson, who works for the regime, explains to his young daughter why OBOR will be so wonderful, in a skit playfully made to seem like a bed-time story.
Despite campaigning to rein in the brutal regime and its economic scheming, not to mention globalism more broadly, even Trump sent a senior official to the OBOR festivities in Beijing over the weekend. At first, a lower-level bureaucrat from the U.S. Commerce Department was supposed to go, according to media reports. However, that was later changed, with the Trump administration sending National Security Council senior director for Asia Matthew Pottinger instead. Establishment-minded analysts said the decision was a sign that the White House was seeking warm relations with China’s brutal dictator by honoring his scheme to remake global trade.
As this magazine has documented for years, the brutal regime in China is being groomed by Western globalists to play a much more significant role on the world stage. In fact, it will hold a key role in the anticipated “New World Order” being promoted by bigwigs from Beijing and Havana to Washington, D.C., and London. Indeed, the dictatorship not only no longer conceals its globalist ambitions for world leadership, it openly proclaims them. Just recently, for example, Chinese state-run propaganda organs made a big splash about the regime’s new “School of Global Governance” in Beijing to train legions of communist agents for jobs in the UN and other globalist organs of “global governance.”
Beijing is hoping to secure much of the funding for its OBOR scheme from Western taxpayers via the World Bank, the IMF, the UN, the Asian Development Bank, and other sources funded by Americans. The senior leaders of those globalist entities, which include multiple Communist Chinese agents, seem more than willing to hand over your money for the project, estimated to cost $1 trillion or more. And unfortunately, Western governments, including the Trump administration, have shown signs of being willing to embrace the scheme. The American people should insist that no U.S. tax money be spent helping the most murderous regime to ever curse the planet in its bid to export its totalitarian rule outside its borders.
Photo of UN boss Antonio Guterres with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping at the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing: AP Images
The United Nations has been serving as an enabler of North Korea’s chemical program
United Nations Continues Pattern of Irresponsible Actions and Non-Transparency
May 19, 2017 By Joseph A. Klein
The United Nations finds itself in one embarrassing situation after the other. Here are just a handful of recent examples.
The United Nations has been serving as an enabler of North Korea’s chemical program, according to a recent exclusive report by Fox News. “For more than a year,” Fox News reported, “a United Nations agency in Geneva has been helping North Korea prepare an international patent application for production of sodium cyanide—a chemical used to make the nerve gas Tabun—which has been on a list of materials banned from shipment to that country by the U.N. Security Council since 2006.”
The UN-affiliated agency involved in this fiasco is the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which apparently neglected to mention the patent application to the appropriate UN bodies involved in monitoring North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs and compliance with UN Security Council sanctions resolutions.
WIPO, like so many other UN agencies, operates in a silo environment. It focuses solely on its own narrow mission, oblivious to the full implications of what it is doing. References to Pyongyang and sodium cyanide in the same patent application should have set off alarm bells. But instead it was business as usual at WIPO. North Korea was just another UN member state client of WIPO, which needed technical assistance. Never mind what North Korea would do with the chemical it intended to produce, which is a precursor to a sanctioned nerve agent.
The international patent application was filed on November 1, 2015 and published on December 15, 2016. The UN’s Panel of Experts on North Korea has claimed ignorance of the patent application, but will investigate.
The U.S. Mission to the UN has just issued a stinging criticism, quoting Ambassador Nikki Haley:
“The thought of placing cyanide in the hands of the North Koreans, considering their record on human rights, political prisoners, and assassinations is not only dangerous but defies common sense. We urge all UN agencies to be transparent and apply the utmost scrutiny when dealing with these types of requests from North Korea and other rogue nations. .. All parts of the UN system need to support the Security Council in its efforts to respond to the grave threat of North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs.”
This is not the first time that WIPO has assisted North Korea. Fox News, for example, alluded to its 2012 report “that WIPO had shipped U.S.-made computers and sophisticated computer servers to North Korea, and also to Iran, without informing sanctions committee officials.” WIPO commissioned an independent investigation into what had happened, which concluded that WIPO had acted improperly. However, WIPO’s leadership has evidently not cleaned up its act, even reportedly claiming that UN Security Council sanctions that the member states are supposed to comply with do not apply to international organizations such as WIPO.
The UN’s reflexive response has been to turn on the whistle blowers and to decry whistle blower leaks to the press, rather than to confront and resolve the underlying substantive problems exposed in the UN’s operations. UN staffers, who put their lives on the line, are reportedly kept in the dark about the true circumstances leading to serious security breaches and what remedial actions, if any, will be taken to provide the staffers with assurance that their safety is the UN’s number one concern.
WIPO’s leadership has sought to retaliate against whistle blowers, including one who exposed the dual use technology transfers to North Korea, and to threaten journalists with legal action for critically reporting on the agency.
The UN is no stranger to scandal and lack of transparency. Consider, for example, the oil-for-food scandal, allegations of procurement corruption, lack of accountability for failing to immediately address the cholera epidemic in Haiti caused by UN peacekeepers, and the expanding list of sexual abuse cases involving UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic whom have not been called to account.
In his remarks to the UN General Assembly upon taking the oath of office for the position of Secretary General, António Guterres declared, “A culture of accountability also requires strong performance management and effective protection for whistle-blowers.” He promised more transparency and greater care of the UN’s staff, “whose voice needs to be heard.” It is time to deliver on those promises, beginning with seriously addressing such unresolved problems that have been mentioned as examples of UN failings in this article.