Silk Road Economic Cooperation to Bring Benefits

Global Business

It’s an update to an ancient trade route. Last fall, Chinese President, Xi Jinping announced the “Silk Road Economic Belt” to connect economies along well-known and historic Silk Road. It stretches from Beijing through Central Europe, Iran and ending up in Turkey.
President Xi also announced a maritime version of the Silk Road. It begins in Quanzhou, runs through the Straits of Malacca, around India and winds up in the Persian Gulf.
China had signed trade agreements with 24 cities from eight countries by last November. Xi’an was the original starting point of the route, once considered one of the greatest capitals in the ancient world.
Han Peng takes us around the city, to find out how modern-day Xi’an compares to its illustrious past.

Silk Road Economic Cooperation to Bring Benefits

Silk Road Economic Cooperation to Bring Benefits

It's an update to an ancient trade route. Last fall, Chinese President, Xi Jinping announced the "Silk Road Economic Belt" to connect economies along well-known and historic Silk Road. It stretches from Beijing through Central Europe, Iran and ending up in Turkey. President Xi also announced a maritime version of the Silk Road. It begins in Quanzhou, runs through the Straits of Malacca, around India and winds up in the Persian Gulf. China had signed trade agreements with 24 cities from eight countries by last November. Xi'an was the original starting point of the route, once considered one of the greatest capitals in the ancient world. Han Peng takes us around the city, to find out how modern-day Xi'an compares to its illustrious past.

Ancient Shanghai also has a rich past linked to the history of the Silk Road. Our reporter Zhang Jun takes us around a museum exhibit dedicated to the ancient trade route.

Museum Exhibit Dedicated to Ancient Silk Road

Museum Exhibit Dedicated to Ancient Silk Road

Ancient Shanghai also has a rich past linked to the history of the Silk Road. Our reporter Zhang Jun takes us around a museum exhibit dedicated to the ancient trade route.

Steve LeVine is a writer, journalist and blogger. He is currently the Washington Correspondent for Quartz. That’s a digital business news outfit started up by the Atlantic Company. He addressed just what China is hoping to accomplish with the Silk Road plan.

China's Hope for the Slik Road

China's Hope for the Slik Road

Steve LeVine is a writer, journalist and blogger. He is currently the Washington Correspondent for Quartz. That's a digital business news outfit started up by the Atlantic Company. He addressed just what China is hoping to accomplish with the Silk Road plan.