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What History Teaches us about China’s ‘New Silk Road’

China's One Belt One Road initiative takes a page out of history – maritime history.

Few images are more enduring in the historical imagination than the train of two-humped Bactrian camels plodding across desert sands from west to east, or vice-versa, across the vast open spaces of Eurasia. Now that China is edging toward a modern incarnation of the “silk road” it is worth remembering how this emblem of the ancient world […]