News Blaze, an alternative business and world news newspaper, has published an article entitled “The Silk Road, Back to the Future, Port of Baku” by US journalist Nurit Greenger. The article reads as follows: One of Azerbaijan’s major national projects is its new port. A country that is land-locked must find a way to undo the lock and access ports. Its first phase fully financed by the government, was completed. It is a start-up of an innovative and creative international hub of hubs port. Mr. Taleh Ziyadov, who was educated at Georgetown and Cambridge universities, is the Director General of the Port of Baku. Several times I heard him tell the story of how the port project idea was born. I recently had the opportunity sit with Mr. Ziyadov and receive a first hand lesson in the global trade routes’ history that goes back thousands of years and in which Azerbaijan played a central role. It All Started With the Silk Road The Silk Road was an ancient network of … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the Region The Silk Road, Back to the Future, Port of Baku
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Chinese delegates and analysts from France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland and Greece attended the Institute of International Affairs "China's Belt and Road Initiative, 500 Days After the 2017 Beijing Summit" seminar in Rome to discuss the projects current status and goals, Xinhua reported on Thursday. "It is an initiative nobody can ignore, and it is interesting for any single country beyond the possible historical and geographical links to the ancient Silk Road," former Italian prime minister and foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni told audiences. READ MORE: China and EU can Jointly Counter Protectionism — Former French Prime Minister Gentiloni also urged attendees to "discuss the initiative's opportunities, advantages and conditions, without any ideological hostility", adding that the Belt and Road signified the largest investment plan and opportunity … [Read more...] about Europeans Rally Around China’s Silk Road Initiative, Urge Deeper Cooperation
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Ankara hopes to expand cooperation with China in trade, energy and the fight against terrorism. The minister, who was meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, stressed that “Turkey attaches great importance to relations with China.” Wang Yi, in turn, said Beijing is ready to promote mutually-beneficial cooperation. On Thursday, deputy governor of Istanbul Ismail Gultekin said the two countries have developed commercial and cultural relations for many years through the historical Silk Road and established close ties. He also pointed to the progress made in bilateral economic cooperation under China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) during the past five years. That included more than $100 billion in bilateral trade, a growth of 120 percent in terms of China's investment in Turkey, and the establishment of branches or offices in Turkey by 1,000 Chinese companies, … [Read more...] about Turkey plans to boost trade with China, reviving ancient Silk Road
THE ancient Silk Road was a route from China to Europe dating back more than 2,000 years, through which textiles and other good were brought - silky fabric to Europe and carrots for the Chinese. Ideas were also exchanged between the Asian and Roman and Middle Ages civilisations. Where is the Silk Road? The Silk Road was a network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe. It was not a road as such, rather a collection or network of tracts and sea routes on which goods were shipped by merchants. Few travelled the entire route because goods were mostly handled by middlemen. It stretched along the Originating in China the 4,000-mile road followed the Great Wall of China to the northwest, bypassed the Takla Makan Desert, climbed the Pamirs mountains before crossing Afghanistan and then on to the Levant. From there the merchandise was shipped across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. What countries does the ancient route … [Read more...] about Where is the Silk Road, what countries does the ancient route run through and where does it begin and end?
“You want an illegitimate taxi?” asked the waiter, after my rousing meal of vodka and something delicious that may have been mutton. In truth, I’d have been more than happy with a legitimate one, that first evening but – too late! – a passing Lada was flagged down and soon I was speeding back to my hotel driven by an Uzbek with a tremendous set of gold teeth and surprisingly good grasp of English. “On average, the foreign traveller does not like our capital of Tashkent,” he observed with a tragic air, “because it is generally unlikeable.” I looked out of the window at the brutalist architecture of Uzbekistan’s Soviet era, the kitsch lamp posts, the formally laid-out parks lined with kidney-coloured kerbstones and the boutiques selling metallic bras – knocked up in the 70s, you’re tempted to think, from left-over cosmonaut fabric. Telegraph Tours: Embark on a Great Silk Road Adventure with Benedict Allen … [Read more...] about Benedict Allen explores salt lakes and the world’s most beautiful cities on the Silk Road