The Heat: China-Iran relations

The Heat

A freight train to Tehran is the first step in linking China to the West via the new Silk Road. What is the regional and global impact of Sino-Iran relations?

China’s first freight train on the new Silk Road rolled into Tehran in February – bringing sanction-weary Iran China-manufactured products and economic hope.

CCTV’s Wang Tongxuan reports from Beijing.

To discuss China’s relationship with Iran:

    • Mohammad Marandi is an Iranian academic and professor at the University of Tehran.
    • He Wenping is a Professor and Director of African Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
    • F. William Engdahl is an author, lecturer and political risk analyst.