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BRI Conference in Ottawa: Chinese Ambassador Presented Its Achievements and Nature, Refuted the Slanders

17 December 2018

EIRNS—Yesterday in Ottawa, a conference on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was held, bringing together some 200 diplomats, business people, and researchers to discuss the benefits and prospects, in particular for Canada to link up in the Asia Pacific. It was sponsored by the Chinese Embassy and the Canadian Carleton University.

Chinese Ambassador Lu Shaye gave the keynote. Other speakers were Russian Ambassador Alexander N. Darchiev, President of Canada China Business Council Graham Shantz, Pakistani Acting High Commissioner Muhammad Saleem, and Belarus’ Chargé d’Affaires Dmitry Basik.

Ambassador Lu reviewed the positive impact worldwide of the BRI over the past five years. He refuted the false charges against it. Xinhua quoted him as saying, "The BRI is not only highly welcomed by Asian and European countries along the Belt and Road route, but also by many African and Latin American countries which are also eager to join it."

This event comes after several conferences in Ottawa over the past few years sponsored by the Schiller Institute, to publicize the beneficial nature of the BRI, and the originating concept of the "World Land-Bridge" approach for development, put forward by Lyndon LaRouche and Helga Zepp-LaRouche since 1989. The two editions of "New Silk Road Becomes the World Land-Bridge" book-length report are well known in Ottawa.

The last Schiller Institute event was Oct. 18, 2018, titled, "The New Silk Road and the End of Colonialism: A New Shared Future for Humanity," kenoted by Michael Billington. Many of those attending who engaged in the lively dialogue at the October event, were participants in yesterday’s BRI conference.