State-run China Daily promotes Eurasian Land-Bridge and a Bering Strait rail tunnel to Canada and the United States
8 May 2014
(CRC)—China’s state-run China Daily reported today on plans for a maglev rail connection linking China-Russia-Canada and the United States. The China Daily cites Wang Mengshu, a railway expert and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. “Right now, were already in discussions. Russia has been thinking about this for many years”, Wang said.
Today Jonathan Kaiman reporting from Beijing for theguardian.com posts an article Chinese experts in discussions on building high-speed Beijing-US railway ending his article by describing the four main projected rail lines, which are identical to those listed in the EIR’s 1997 Special Report: The Eurasian Land-Bridge, The ‘New Silk Road’ –locomotive for worldwide economic development”, which report was a follow up to the Schiller Institute President Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s historic presentation on the Eurasian Land_Bridge at the Chinese government sponsored Beijing international Symposium of May 7-9, 1996: “International Symposium on Economic Development of the Regions Along the Euro-Asia Continental Bridge”.
Kaiman reports that «The Beijing Times listed the China-US line as one of four international high-speed rail projects currently in the works. The first is a line that would run from London via Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Kiev and Moscow, where it would split into two routes, one of which would run to China through Kazakhstan and the other through eastern Siberia. The second line would begin in the far-western Chinese city of Urumqi and then run through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey to Germany. The third would begin in the south-western city of Kunming and end in Singapore. The routes are under various stages of planning and development», the paper said.
The China Daily presents the project as “a viable alternative to planes. With average speed of 350 km per hour, passengers will complete 13,000km journey and reach the US in less than two days”.
The “New Silk Road Lady” Helga Zepp-LaRouche was interviewed on CCTV, China’s English-language television during her most recent April 2014 trip to China promoting her Eurasian Land-Bridge project. Also President Putin is expected to discuss the New Silk Road with his Chinese host during an upcoming state visit to Beijing.
The rail tunnel under the Bering Strait has been a Russian project for over a hundred years, and as a recent video produced by Russia’s Council for the Study of Productive Forces attests, it is very much still an active project. In 2013, the LaRouche-linked 21st Century Science & Technology magazine published a Special Report on Nuclear NAWAPA XXI which featured an article by Ben Deniston entitled Maglev Through the Bering Strait.
In Canada, Lyndon LaRouche was the keynote speaker at a Committee for the Republic of Canada conference held in Ottawa in December 2007 “Canada and the Coming Eurasian World” [GG]