Forum in Beijing: New Political Agenda

17.05.2017

The leaders of 30 countries adopted the final communiqué of the forum "One Belt - One Road" in Beijing. The signing took place - the Chinese project of a new infrastructure is becoming not a Chinese one, but a world one.

New Globalization

The document defines five key principles for further cooperation of the participants of this project: equal consultation, mutual benefit, harmony and tolerance, market mechanisms, balance and stability. In addition, countries will respect the principles and resolutions of the UN Security Council, act in accordance with the norms of domestic law, respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of partner countries, and plan and implement cooperation projects exclusively through consultation and negotiation.

It's no secret that the large-scale project "One belt - one way" is aimed at creating an international transport network and the corresponding infrastructure in the interests of, first of all, the Chinese commodity turnover. But at the same time, without the appropriate support from the states, for which it is planned to conduct new ways, nothing will happen to China.

Thus, China remains one thing - to make its project international and mutually beneficial. So, those seemingly declarative items in the communiqué are in fact a political guarantee formula for such an order of things. Up to respect for such non-economic categories as the mentality and customs of different countries. And in this sense the forum in Beijing has ended with something more than a framework agreement on the basic principles of the implementation of the transport and economic project. In a political sense, it formulated the basic principles of a new globalization - not a banker's with the United States as a world club for recalcitrant, but infrastructural, with the rapprochement of real, material economies through threading them into one transport line.