When The United States Offered The ‘Belt And Road’ To China
By David Shavin – Economic Intelligence Review
Seventy-five years ago, in the summer of 1944, the United States offered a “Belt and Road” policy for the massive economic development of China. The British elite’s immediate response was to attempt a regime-change operation in the United States. Hence, a story for our time.
The U.S.’s “Belt and Road” proposal, written by Wallace, was entitled Our Job in the Pacific. It was published in tandem with Wallace’s mission to China in June, 1944. However, in June, 1943, British Secret Intelligence had purloined a draft copy of Wallace’s paper, and were horrified by what they saw—the end of their Empire…..
Then, as now, the British Empire—centered in the City of London financial enclave—faced an existential crisis, and proceeded to risk everything, gambling that they could force a regime change in the United States. In direct response to Wallace’s draft, in the summer of 1943, Prime Minister Winston Churchill—along with the head of MI6, Stewart Menzies, the head of MI6’s outpost in the United States, William Stephenson, and the British ambassador in Washington, Lord Halifax—all demanded of Roosevelt that Vice-President Henry Wallace be removed. Their demand was explicitly and specifically based upon their complete opposition to the United States’ plan to industrialize and develop China.
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