Tag Archives: Silk Road

Shooting an Own Goal: China’s Belt and Road Funding Terms Spark Criticism

The recipients of Beijing’s supposed largess regularly find themselves trapped in debt leading to rising anti-Chinese sentiment.

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From the American Challenge to the Chinese Challenge?

The unfolding Western effort to paint a picture of a benign America and a malign China is a distortion of the historical truth.

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The Ancient Silk Road: What and Where It Was

A network that once carried gems, spices and silk now carries electronics.

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The Middle East or the Middle World?

From the Persian highlands, isn’t the Middle East viewed as the Middle West?

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Spain and China in the Age of Globalization (Part I)

What led to China and Spain becoming pioneering ocean explorers in ancient times?

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The Dawn of Global Trade — Part II

In what ways did Asia dominate the world 1,000 years ago?

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The Dawn of Global Trade — Part I

How did Asia shape international trade more than a millennium ago?

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China Returns to Its Global Roots

Can China’s future actions as a world power be predicted by a close look at its previous Golden Age?

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Twenty Centuries of Friendly Cooperation: The Sino-Iranian Relationship

How has the Sino-Iranian friendship been shaped by both countries’ troubled relations with the West?

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The New Silk Road

How has the tradition of the ancient Silk Road been revived by capital flow?

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