New Silk Road

Commentaries and Op-eds January 1, 2016, Geopolitika

More than two millennia ago, two main trade routes linked ancient China with other nations in the world–the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road. Since these ancient times, the Silk Road and the Maritime Silk Road have played an important role in the economic and cultural exchanges between eastern and western Eurasia. Today, China stands as the world’s second biggest economic power, the biggest industrialized country, and the biggest export country with the highest foreign-exchange reserves. In this new context, China is reviving the dream and spirit of the ancient Silk Road by exploring new approaches to international cooperation and shaping frameworks for international and regional economic collaboration.

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