torsdag 10. mars 2016

China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union

Announced in 2013 on a stage at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan by Chinese President Xi Jinping, the land-based portion of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative (the Silk Road Economic Belt) traces a line through Central Asia. The Chinese are far from the first to brand cross-regional trade visions under the Silk Road banner — although, as several speakers at a recent workshop hosted by George Washington University’s Central Asia Program stressed, the Chinese are the first to put serious money behind their efforts. Read more