When it comes to the economy, the Chinese government thinks and acts quickly. And the same it true of exports. Currently most products are transported by sea to Europe, but Beijing is looking for alternatives and have their eyes set on new land routes. Four years ago, the Chinese … [Read more...] about China’s new ‘Silk Road’ goes straight through the Caucasus
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IT’S a $1 trillion project that could redefine global trade and mark a tipping point for a new Asian century.But despite the huge ambition and vast scale, relatively little is known about how China’s grand plan might work in practice.China is working to develop a vast … [Read more...] about How China’s new £1trillion Silk Road spanning 60 countries and four billion people is set to change global trade forever
Seeking to capitalize on the easing of international sanctions on Iran, China's railway authority has proposed a high-speed rail line for both passengers and cargo connecting the country's northwest region to West Asia via Central Asia, according to state-run newspaper China … [Read more...] about China seeking to link Iran to its New Silk Road
The Silk Road is a German invention. At least the name is, anyway. It largely goes back to German researcher Ferdinand von Richtholfen, who referred to it as a historical network of caravan routes which linked the Mediterranen by land via Central Asia to East Asia in the … [Read more...] about China’s Silk Road: a lucrative opportunity for Germany?
Four years is not a lot of time for executing one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects of this century. In the fall of 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled his gigantic "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) initiative - more commonly known as the "New Silk Road." Its goal … [Read more...] about China’s ‘New Silk Road’ – perception and reality