JBS Bulletin: May 2023


2023: Year One of the New World (Chinese?) Order

by William S. Hahn, Chief Executive Officer

Well, it’s happened again. There must be something in the air during the month of March that forces those advocating for a New World Order to be vocal about it. March of last year saw President Biden call for building and leading a New World Order at the Business Roundtable’s CEO Quarterly Meeting in Washington, D.C. Then nine days later, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart pledged to do the same at a press conference!

March of this year saw Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin promise to work together to build a new world order as an alternative to the West.

In a statement on the Kremlin’s website, Putin said, “We are working in solidarity on the formation of a more just and democratic multipolar world order, which should be based on the central role of the UN, its Security Council, international law, the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.”

Xi told Putin at the conclusion of their meeting, “Right now there are changes the likes of which we haven’t seen for 100 years. And we are the ones driving these changes together.” Using both hands, Putin grasped Xi’s hand and said he agreed, and that he should “take care, please dear friend.”

Let’s outline some of those changes. The Atlantic Council pointed out online, “In past months, Xi has rolled out a Global Development Initiative [GDI], a Global Security Initiative [GSI], and, most recently, a Global Civilization Initiative [GCI]. What they all share is a world view that offers to embrace all countries, irrespective of their political systems and ideologies, contrasting China’s approach to what Beijing calls US efforts to divide the world between democracies and autocracies.”

Simply stated, these initiatives are China’s way of building more, deeper, and entangling alliances with countries, just as a spider catches insects on its web, paralyzing them and then devouring them when the time is right.

Launched last June, GDI is similar to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and focuses on helping countries develop green infrastructure in order to achieve the United Nations’ sustainable development goals of Agenda 2030. So far, 100 countries have signed up for GDI. Compare that with 150 nations that signed up to the BRI.

The GSI began in February, and seeks to create a global security framework with developing countries to “work together on regional disputes and global challenges such as terrorism, climate change, cybersecurity and biosecurity.” Its related white paper announced that China would be “willing to provide other developing countries with 5,000 training opportunities in the next five years to train professionals for addressing global security issues.” So far, Serbia and the Solomon Islands have taken up the offer.

In mid-March, Xi started the GCI, saying in a video conference call, “Chinese-style modernization does not follow the old path of colonial plunder or the hegemony of strong countries.” He also said that a “better world order” would “be based on mutual respect, tolerance and equality — and China would be its natural leader,” according to The Washington Post.

Also in mid-March, China hosted officials from Saudi Arabia and Iran and helped them agree to restore full diplomatic relations, taking Western leaders by surprise. Clearly, China is walking and talking like a superpower equal to the United States, sending signals to the global community that it does not need to rely on the U.S. and that other countries should look to China for world leadership.

As reported by, a speaker at a Trilateral Commission meeting in India said, “Three decades of globalization — defined as integrated, free-market based and deflationary — has been replaced by what will be a multidecade period of globalization defined as fragmented, not-free-market-based but industrial-policy based and structurally inflationary. This year, 2023, is Year One of this new global order.”

Indeed, it may be. The New American reported that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken requested $2 billion to start an American Belt and Road Initiative to counter China’s. Isn’t it interesting that instead of worrying more about Americans, Big Government is instead more worried about losing the world leadership it unconstitutionally commanded — even if it leads to the final collapse of the dollar, something that China could take full advantage of, though not without pain.

To help precipitate the dollar’s collapse, China has inked deals with Brazil and Saudi Arabia to purchase petroleum using China’s currency instead of the American dollar, which has long stood as the global reserve currency. However, 100-plus years of neglect and abuse by the Federal Reserve, Congress, and presidential administrations have brought the dollar’s purchasing power to its lowest level since the start of the Fed in 1913. Couple that with today’s extraordinarily weak American leadership, and China sees a perfect opportunity to step up and create its own New World Order.

TNA senior editor Alex Newman made this prediction in one of his cover-story articles in 2015. As Mr. Newman pointed out, George Soros was asked in 2009 what President Obama should discuss in an upcoming meeting with China. He told the Financial Times that the United States and the U.S. dollar were on their way down, and that the Communist Party regime must step up to the plate.

“I think you really need to bring China into the creation of a new world order, financial world order,” Soros said. “I think you need a new world order, that China has to be part of the process of creating it and they have to buy in, they have to own it in the same way as the United States owns … the current order.”

Fourteen years later, China is heeding this advice. What that looks like in another 14 years will largely depend upon you. If an educated electorate does not take steps to make the dollar into sound currency, allows Congress to spend us into oblivion, and continues to aid China in its meteoric rise at America’s expense, then 2037 could appropriately be the year of the snake, perhaps solidifying China’s stranglehold on world leadership.

If the buildup of Japan prior to WWII taught us anything, it’s that an empire doesn’t take long to build, especially once the bullets start flying and countries start falling. So far, China is using political pressure tied with financial resources and illegitimate business practices to build its empire.

The Founding Fathers wisely warned us to avoid entangling alliances. It’s time America followed this advice and extracted itself from the clutches of the Chinese Communist Party, especially by manufacturing American-made products, stopping foreign aid, blocking certain foreign land ownership, and returning the federal government to the confines of the Constitution.

With the 2024 presidential election ramping up and the banana-republic type of political attacks being used on opponents, our approach must consistently be focused on agenda items. These do the most harm to the enemy.

We’re keeping an eye on other entangling developments from the World Health Organization and United Nations, and efforts by the Biden administration to build the North American Union. Also, just a reminder to use the Freedom Index, Congressional Scorecards, and state Legislative Scorecards found at to inform others in your area about legislators’ adherence to the Constitution.

Active chapters are the backbone of this organization. The more active chapters we have, the more advances we will make toward less government, more responsibility, and — with God’s help — a better world. Thank you for your activities!