By traveling the length of China’s 4,300 km border with Russia, Ankur Shah aims to understand what China’s Belt and Road Initiative means for daily life along on the border.
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New Plans to Tap Mineral Wealth Face Old Problems
Three Americans walk the historic silk road from Xi’an to Istanbul to examine globalization and the dissemination of people, products, and ideas along the largest network of trading routes in the ancient world.
What is the reality of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, on the ground? As widespread questions emerge about the true scale and scope of President Xi Jinping’s most prominent foreign policy venture, we followed its route for 23,000km from Italy to China to evaluate its progress.
Follow three young explorers from Venice to Beijing as they study how ancient trading routes are being reshaped by China’s Rise.