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.