New Silk Road Prof. Antonio wildi speaks

by Mundi Live

by Margherita Chiara Immordino Tedesco


In recent decades, we have been amazed at the proliferation of textile industries, china shops, shops and boutiques, which seemed to spring up like mushrooms in a sort of silent invasion. This happened while, in Italy, one was forced to support the change, trudging between a whiplash of an economic maneuver and an ever greater gap between wealth and poverty.

In a communist economy, such as China, distrust of banks was and is widespread. While companies have always had a financial and speculative approach involving banks, the Chinese were buying cash, investing large sums, between licenses and bonuses.

In China it is now typical and usual, that the relatives entrust to the expatriates their savings, to make them make and grow in an open activity in the Bel Paese. Suffice it to say that a Chinese worker earns 100, 150 euros a month, in China, while we earn about 1,000. The money he does not spend, living with little within one of the many Chinese communities, sends them home so that relatives can reinvest them in new businesses.

This happened and happens, and China still tracks its Belt and Road in Eurasia.

With the signature of the Memorandum of understanding happened 23rd March, old agreements are confirmed and new roads are opened for the Country of the Dragon, not limiting itself exclusively to plans in the field of the transports, logistics and infrastructure, which are specific sectors regarding the New Silk Road project, but including agreements with a wider operating range.

“China is rapidly evolving from“world”factory to undisputed global protagonist. The country ruled by the powerful Xi jinping, and today after the last ever stronger Congress, uses the project of the New Silk Road“” entirely supported by public funds, to extend its sphere of influence and to control at a global level strategic nodes for the control of sea and land routes and the construction of military bases”.

These are the words of the university professor, journalist and essayist Antonio selvatici, who spoke at the Master in Intelligence of the University of Calabria, directed by Mario caligiuri.

“China intends to play a role in the Mediterranean, to easily reach Central Eastern Europe, considered the place where manufacturing will be concentrated. The New Silk Road and Made in China 2025 are the ambitious projects that best express the new policy of the Dragon Country”- the expert continues.

The Belt and Road Initiative, to which Italy has adhered between fears and controversies, hides several pitfalls, some of which are decidedly neglected. For many months, information from reliable sources has been rare, thus lacking the cultural basis on which to develop appropriate debates and reflections. The lack of in-depth analysis and confrontation, has therefore allowed us to have fun with the vast publicity recently developed after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with’Italia.  In this way, the whole affair has been spread and interpreted with superficiality.

It is well known that China imports large quantities of oil mainly by sea and, again by sea, exports goods destined for the rich market of the West. Transport safety is therefore fundamental to the economic and social survival of the Dragon Nation.

The wild Prof. has specified that the New way of the Silk is a total plan understood also like military alternative to the West, where, for example, with regard to Italy, through the ports of the High Adriatic, intends to move closer to the heart of Europe, where labour costs are low.

The Chinese project, supported by public funds, aims to expand its sphere of influence and control at global level strategic nodes for the control of sea and land routes as well as the construction of military bases.

Chinese companies protagonists of the project“global conquest”, said the Professor, are mainly public companies, controlled by the Communist Party (this has led to increasing complaints about an imbalance of competitiveness in favour of Chinese companies and a poor opening of the People’s Republic market to Western companies). There are obvious errors of reading regarding Xi jinping’s visit to our country. Investments have been advertised in the logic of capitalist profit, while many of them respond to a logic of political and strategic expansion.

For example, the decisive role of the State Ownes supervision and Administration Commission on The Council, which controls the investments of 96 state-owned financial, industrial and banking holdings: “Admitted– wild– that the Chinese authoritarian public-led system is the true competitive advantage.  This causes asymmetries globally, on the one hand, democratic states and on the other, authoritarian states.

In his speech, Professor Wild noted a number of differences between the West and China: on the one hand the market is regarded as regulator and on the other the government insists on the fact that the There are elective media and bureaucratic elites, while on the other there are dirigiste and co-opted political classes, based on the merit of a cursus honorum. Particularly in Italy, some companies live in spite of politics, while others live through politics.

In the “Great game” of the global economy– said– you participate in the same game, but with different rules.

The authoritarian Chinese governance model allows long-term economic planning and consistent public spending capacities, which the most fragile democratic states in the West, I cannot program and afford.

It is clear that the clear will of the Chinese to quickly become the new global player, is underestimated by both Europe and Italy, which seem not yet able to understand and find their role in the future world order.

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