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The Silk Road: Connecting the ancient world through trade - Shannon Harris Castelo
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-silk-road-history-s-first-world-wide-web-shannon-harris-castelo With modern technology, a global exchange of goods and ideas can happen at the click of a button. But what about 2,000 years ago? Shannon Harris Castelo unfolds the history of the 5,000-mile Silk Road, a network of multiple routes that used the common language of commerce to connect the world's major settlements, thread by thread. Lesson by Shannon Harris Castelo, animation by Steff Lee.
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China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade
 
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It's about more than just economics. To learn more, visit https://reconnectingasia.csis.org/map/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical. To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: Crash Course World History #9
 
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The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: In which John Green teaches you about the so-called Silk Road, a network of trade routes where goods such as ivory, silver, iron, wine, and yes, silk were exchanged across the ancient world, from China to the West. Along with all these consumer goods, things like disease and ideas made the trip as well. As is his custom, John ties the Silk Road to modern life, and the ways that we get our stuff today. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Resources: Life Along the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield: http://dft.ba/-lifesilk The Silk Road: 2000 Years in the Heart of Asia: http://dft.ba/-2000years Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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Silk Road - The Ancient Trade Route
 
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Support KJ Vids on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/kjvids OR Make a one-time donation on Fund My Page https://www.fundmypage.com/kjvids The Silk Road is an ancient trade route that connects China to the West. For centuries it has played an important role as a crosspoint for civilisations.Today it plays a key role in the geopolitics between China and the U.S. We hope you enjoyed and learn't something new from our video. You can help us make more videos by supporting our crowdfunding campaign; Patreon Link - https://www.patreon.com/kjvids Fund My Page Link - https://www.fundmypage.com/kjvids All Rights Reserved. Contact [email protected] for business enquiries. If you are interested in licensing our content, advertising, require video editing services or would like to collaborate in other ways, we would love to hear from you and will respond to each email.
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China’s old Silk Road revival: hi-speed trains, massive skyscrapers and free-trade zones
 
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More films about China: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/china/ - The Ancient Silk Road was a major trade route that linked Europe and Asia between the 2nd century BC and the late 16th AD. - Modern China is a rapidly growing economy. “One Belt, One Road” is an initiative to revive the Silk Road to help the country play a bigger role in global affairs. - Ancient towns that were once key outposts on the Silk Road are undergoing rapid growth both economically and in infrastructure as they are to reprise their roles as major trading waypoints along the route - Citizens now enjoy new business opportunities and contribute further to developing their cities In its heyday, the ancient Silk Road was Eurasia’s most important trade route, connecting two rich continents to facilitate trade and cultural exchange. Modern-day China has seen near constant economic growth. It boasts of several record figures, including the highest number of skyscrapers and the longest railroads. Five years ago, the government announced a new plan, “One Belt, One Road”, an initiative to revive the Silk Road. The strategy seeks to help China play a bigger role in global affairs through developing an infrastructure that will unite the countries of the two continents under a cohesive economic area. Many ancient Chinese cities that were once outposts along the Silk Road, desert oases or transport hubs are now rapidly transforming themselves into megacities, so that they can, once again, service and profit from the trade route. New businesses are opening, facilitated by the development of a reliable transport system, which in turn brings greater tourist flow. Some cities are also grated the status of special economic area, offering attractive tax incentives to foreign investors. We visit two very different cities; Lanchjou and Urumchi, united by the Silk Road’s history. Both are experiencing rapid development. We meet businessmen who tell us how it feels to watch their home towns transform into economically and politically significant conurbations and how it inspires them to aim for international markets and seek new outlets for their businesses to grow. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 265115 RT Documentary
The New Silk Road: Ambition and Opportunity | CNBC
 
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Dr. May-yi Shaw explores the revival of the ancient Silk Road, meeting businesses and entrepreneurs looking to benefit from the trillions of dollars of spending, in this first phase of the Belt and Road Initiative. -- Subscribe to CNBC Life: http://cnb.cx/2wAkfMv Subscribe to CNBC International: http://cnb.cx/2gft82z Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cnbcinternational Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cnbcinternational/ Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cnbci
Views: 298708 CNBC Life
China's One Belt One Road Could Make Or Break This Poor European Country (HBO)
 
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China’s One Belt One Road initiative could be the most ambitious infrastructure plan in history. With more than $900 billion committed across four continents, it's already the biggest sovereign infrastructure project ever conducted. But it's also a leap of faith towards a goal of reshaping global trade by reconnecting places along the historic Silk Road trade route with new ports, highways and railroads. While most of the projects are concentrated in Asia, China has also extended the initiative beyond its natural sphere of influence. Since 2012, it has made $15 billion worth of infrastructure commitments across central and eastern Europe. For a country like Montenegro, one of Europe’s smallest and poorest, China’s business represents a massive opportunity — and a massive risk. When the Chinese government guaranteed a loan to Montenegro to finance the construction of one 25 mile stretch of its first-ever highway, one condition was that a Chinese state contractor would do 70 percent of the work. But the World Bank believes that the Chinese loan — which Montenegro will pay back between 2020 and 2040 — is a threat to Montenegro’s long-term financial stability. VICE News Tonight traveled to the highway to find out where exactly it's leading. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
Views: 533702 VICE News
Silk Route - The Ancient Trade Route
 
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SILK ROUTE The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China and India to the Mediterranean
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Economy of the Silk Road. Trade, shopping & Duty-free towns on China’s new Silk Road
 
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More films about the Silk Road: https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-silk-road/ China is developing a unique blend of socialism and capitalism. The state-owned sector dominates but there has been a sudden surge in privately owned businesses operating in a new market economy. The two systems coexist in apparent harmony despite the seemingly contradictory ideologies of capitalism and communism. Private businesses began to appear after the country’s economic reforms of the late 1970s, ushered in by then premier, Deng Xiaoping. The emergence of private entrepreneurship led to rapid economic development for China. The country is still among the world’s fastest growing economies and is often the first to tap into new markets. To further expand its regional economic influence, China has launched a programme to revive the famous old Silk Road. They are confident that the route will develop new international markets and forge new business alliances. The multifaceted programme involves improving road infrastructure and modernising key cities along the ancient Silk trading route. They are also creating more favourable conditions for business with incentives like company tax breaks and duty-free towns near the borders with neighbouring countries. The project has been dubbed the ‘One Belt, One Road initiative’, and involves cooperation with more than 60, mostly neighbouring countries, with Russia among the major partners. RTD examines examples of Sino-Russian cooperation carried out under the ‘One Belt, One Road’ umbrella, including large-scale government projects and private trade deals with Russian customers. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 29631 RT Documentary
Silk Road Summit: What is China's 'new Silk Road' project?
 
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China says it wants to revive ancient trade routes from Asia to Europe and Africa. But some countries see it as an attempt to promote Chinese influence. TRT World's Azhar Sukri explains. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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The people, history and culture of Uzbekistan - Traveling the Silk Road | DW Documentary
 
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With its magical buildings, fascinating landscapes and friendly people, Uzbekistan has a lot to offer. It is a country caught between rich traditions and modernity. Wild equestrian games, fairytale palaces and hospitable people proud of their magnificent culture - all this will be encountered by those traveling through Uzbekistan on the Silk Road. The central Asian country borders Kazakhstan to the north and Afghanistan to the south. The journey begins in Samarkand, one of central Asia’s oldest cities. For centuries cities like Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva provided the necessary infrastructure for the caravans on the Silk Road, allowing merchants to trade their goods and providing accommodation for them and their animals. Many buildings still survive to underline the splendor and wealth that trade once generated. In Samarkand, one of the world’s oldest cities, three outstanding Koran schools, known as madrasas, on Registan Square have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the Boysun region in the Hissar Mountains the ancient, and none-too-gentle riding game known as Kopkari is held at Nowruz, the New Year festival. More than a hundred horsemen try to pick up the body of a dead goat from the ground and to escape with this from all the others. In 1380 the Uzbek folk hero Amir Timur (Tamerlane) had the gigantic Ak Sarav, the White Palace, built in Shahrisabz, the town of his birth. It had a thousand rooms adorned with gemstones. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more information visit: https://www.dw.com/documentaries Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories
Views: 622568 DW Documentary
Dr Peter Frankopan - The Silk Roads: Questioning the Eurocentric view of history
 
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LJMU's National Identity Lecture Series in association with the Centre for Port and Maritime History and the Centre for the Study of International Slavery presents Dr Peter Frankopan - The Silk Roads: Questioning the Eurocentric view of history. Dr Peter Frankopan is a historian at Oxford University, where he is a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College, Oxford and Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. During this lecture he will talk about his best selling book 'The Silk Roads'. Peter works on the history of the Mediterranean, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia and on relations between Christianity and Islam. He also specialises in medieval Greek literature, and translated The Alexiad for Penguin Classics (2009). Peter often writes for the international press, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, MoneyWeek and has contributed to many TV and Radio documentaries. He was recently profiled in China Daily, China's largest English language newspaper, about his new book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World. In December 2015, Silk Roads was named The Daily Telegraph's History Book of the Year 2015.
China's New "Silk Road": Future MEGAPROJECTS
 
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China's $1 trillion One Belt One Road (New Silk Road) initiative is unprecedented in size and scope. President Xi Jinping has sealed megaproject deals with 65 countries to construct ports, power stations, rail lines, roads, and all the tunnels and bridges needed to connect them back to mainland China. Get your free audiobook: http://www.audibletrial.com/TheDailyConversation Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: "Electro Sketch" by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=electro+sketch&Search=Search "Abstract Electronic" & "Dark Noir VHS Score" by MotionArray.com "City of Industry" & "Dark Night" by Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans Information sources: https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/05/13/i-spent-two-years-on-chinas-belt-and-road-and-this-is-what-i-found-part-1/#7d48bf724b68 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_and_Road_Initiative https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/china-railway-one-belt-one-road-1-trillion-plan.html?_r=2 https://qz.com/983581/chinas-new-silk-road-one-belt-one-road-project-has-one-major-pitfall-for-african-countries/ https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/24/business/china-downgrade-explained.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Me5E0eUTM https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2017/05/17/whats-driving-chinas-new-silk-road-and-how-should-the-west-respond/ ...and the Internet. Script: Having recently completed both the world’s most extensive system of expressways and the planet’s longest high speed rail network, China is now looking beyond its borders for opportunities to keep building. President Xi Jinping announced at a recent summit that Beijing has sealed megaproject deals with 65 countries throughout Eurasia and Africa to construct ports, power stations, rail lines, roads, and all the tunnels and bridges needed to connect them back to mainland China. At a total cost of over $1 trillion, the One Belt, One Road initiative is unprecedented in size and scope. So is the bold funding mechanism: China will use its large, state-run banks to provide most of the financing, a risky move, when you consider how few of the nations in the O.B.O.R. could afford something like this on their own. “Oh,” say the leaders of economically-challenged, underdeveloped Laos, Yemen, or Ethiopia — or the blood-soaked regime of Bashar al-Assad in war-ravaged Syria — “you want to loan us billions of dollars to build some cool stuff in our countries? Of course, why not!?” China is hard-selling the project as a way to boost its westward connections, an update of the silk road trade route that played a significant role in developing China and the rest of the region 1,000 years ago. But many analysts see this comparison as little more than a marketing pitch. Al Jazeera clip: “Is the real point of this, East-West service then simply to boost China’s westward connections? [Pauline Loong] “Well I wouldn’t say simply to boost China’s westward connections, but I totally agree with Charles that it’s more a PR stunt. To call it the “Silk Road,” that’s really brilliant—evocative of romantic camel travels in the past. When, you know, you have these lovely silks and trade and so forth. And it’s good, because look at all the headlines it has been getting, but in practical terms, it’s early days yet.” [Bryce] Aside from the lessons China learned from its own recent infrastructure boom, Beijing is also drawing inspiration from the American Marshall Plan which financed the rebuilding of Western Europe after it was decimated during the second world war. That program was worth the equivalent of $130 billion in today’s dollars and ensured the US had reliable export markets for the manufactured goods and machinery its growing economy had become dependent on producing. China’s modern version — first announced in 2013 — is the signature initiative of President Xi Jinping. Several projects have already been completed. Earlier this year London became the 15th European city connected directly to China through an ever-expanding global rail system, meaning freight trains loaded with goods can now arrive after a 12,000km journey all the way from the east coast of the landmass. And, at a cost of $4 billion, China also just completed Africa’s first transnational electric railway, which runs 466 miles from Djibouti to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Chinese companies designed the system, built the line, and supplied the train cars...
Views: 914241 The Daily Conversation
When The Chinese Own Your Port | The New Silk Road | CNA Insider
 
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New Chinese ownership has turned around the fortunes of Greece's national port. But... workers have complained of working for up to 14 hours without break, "not for cigarette, not for coffee, not for lunch". For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road About the series: It was a legendary trading route that for thousands of years connected Europe with Asia, and ancient Rome with Ancient China. Known as the Silk Road, it stretched through some of the most rugged terrain in the world 2000 years ago. Now modern China is building a new Silk Road. The New Silk Road, also known as the One Belt One Road plan, is a hugely ambitious initiative launched by Presdent Xi Jinping in 2013. It will link up over 65 countries and 4.4 billion people. That is about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Channel NewsAsia’s documentary team has travelled across the globe to 7 regions to investigate what the Silk Road means for individuals, companies and countries. The epic journey takes viewers from the future ports of China to naval bases in the Philippines, to safaris in Africa, wushu schools in Iran and ghettos in Greece. The programme received an Award for Best Documentary (International Affairs) at the New York Festivals.
Views: 3200 CNA Insider
Could Alaska Be The New Center For Global Trade?
 
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Check out the all-new Seeker.com! http://bit.ly/20hkdyq » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With melting ice caps, the Bering Strait may become a new passage for global trade routes. So how will this new trade route impact Alaska? Learn More: Encyclopedia Britannica: Bering Strait http://www.britannica.com/place/Bering-Strait Der Spiegel: Northeast Passage: Russia Moves to Boost Arctic Shipping http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russia-moves-to-promote-northeast-passage-through-arctic-ocean-a-917824.html Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: New Trans-Arctic shipping routes navigable by midcentury http://www.pnas.org/content/110/13/E1191/1 Kawerak Planning Department: 2008 Bering Strait Region: Data and Statistics Report http://www.kawerak.org/forms/admin/Data%20and%20Statistics%20Report%201.pdf Music Track Courtesy of APM Music _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Language of the Silk Road. Open for business: modern etiquette in China.
 
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More about china https://rtd.rt.com/tags/china/ From the 2nd century BC onwards, the great Silk Road was a vital trade route that provided a link between Eurasian countries. It began during China’s Han dynasty and eventually stretched all the way to Rome. Throughout its 17 centuries of existence, it played a crucial role in enabling cultural interaction between nations and peoples all over the continents. As well as establishing economic ties, it also facilitated the exchange between countries of knowledge, religious practice, architectural styles, art, philosophy and traditions. Modern Chinese culture has been heavily influenced by centuries of trade with neighbouring countries. Today, there are still sites in China that preserve the history of the Silk Road and the country’s role in it. Tang West Market Museum in the city of Xi'an marks the ancient starting point of the Silk Road and displays relics unearthed from what used to be a major centre for international trade. The Silk Route Museum in the city of Jiuquan celebrates the first ever customs checkpoint in history. This city served as an outpost on China’s border with unforgiving and perilous nomadic lands. Meanwhile, a network of grottos called the Mogao Caves bears witness to Buddhism arriving and thriving in China. Today, China remains true to the well-established tradition of cultural exchange with its neighbours. 2016-2017 are dedicated to furthering Russo-Chinese relations and bilateral media ties. The history of collaboration between the two countries dates back as far as 400 years, when religious missionaries crossed the borders to introduce the other side to their homeland’s rich cultural practices. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
Views: 17426 RT Documentary
Tianjin European Trade Centre - The 21st Century Silk Road!
 
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Sell European Products in Mainland China? With the Tianjin European Trace Centre, you can: - Sell your products directly to ETC - Establish a cooperation / joint-venture with ETC - Set up a wholesale / retail operation at ETC More information here: http://deltabridges.com/macau/business/events/european-trade-centre-macau-seminar
Views: 1254 JJ Verdun
New Silk Road: China, Russia strengthen trade ties amid Western sanctions
 
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With US calling for tougher sanctions on Russia, Moscow is turning to China for future business deals. RT's business presenter Katie Pilbeam explains more. Russian President Putin will pay a visit to China next month to seal a gas deal. China expert Andrew Leung believes the doors are opening on a long partnership. This could shift international economic landscape. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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Int'l Commerce, Snorkeling Camels, and The Indian Ocean Trade: Crash Course World History #18
 
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In which John Green teaches you the history of the Indian Ocean Trade. John weaves a tale of swashbuckling adventure, replete with trade in books, ivory, and timber. Along the way, John manages to cover advances in seafaring technology, just how the monsoons work, and there's even a disembowelment for you Fangoria fans. Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! ‪http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ‪http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
Views: 2116204 CrashCourse
One Village, Two Countries, No Border | The New Silk Road | CNA Insider
 
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At the China-Myanmar border, there is village that is half-Chinese and half-Myanmar. The side on Chinese territory is called Yinjing, and the side on the Myanmar territory is called Mangxiu. Villagers in the two countries speak the same language and share the same customs. As part of its Belt and Road Initiative, China is building cross-border economic zones like this with Myanmar, Vietnam, Russia and works are also underway for one with North Korea. What is life like for foreign workers and residents living in these special zones? For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road About the series: It was a legendary trading route that for thousands of years connected Europe with Asia, and ancient Rome with Ancient China. Known as the Silk Road, it stretched through some of the most rugged terrain in the world 2000 years ago. Now modern China is building a new Silk Road. The New Silk Road, also known as the One Belt One Road plan, is a hugely ambitious initiative launched by Presdent Xi Jinping in 2013. It will link up over 65 countries and 4.4 billion people. That is about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Channel NewsAsia’s documentary team has travelled across the globe to 7 regions to investigate what the Silk Road means for individuals, companies and countries. The epic journey takes viewers from the future ports of China to naval bases in the Philippines, to safaris in Africa, wushu schools in Iran and ghettos in Greece. The programme received an Award for Best Documentary (International Affairs) at the New York Festivals.
Views: 28969 CNA Insider
China's New Silk Road By Train | A 4K China Icons Video
 
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Welcome to China Icons' first ever 4K video! China and the UK have now launched one of the most innovative rail links in the world, a revival of the 2,000 year-old Silk Road, an ancient link between the east and west. As economic powerhouses China and the UK embark on a ‘Golden Era of Relations’, a 12,000km rail link has been established to connect the opposite ends of the earth. From electronic equipment to toys and games, discover the future prospects of this enormous trading deal and how imports and exports between China and the UK are ever-increasing. Hear from some of the brilliant minds who have made this project a reality, connecting the UK to the rest of the world, merging with 38 other routes across Europe and China. Interested in China? Visit our blog: https://chinaicons.com/ Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE by clicking on the China Icons logo Join in the conversation on our Facebook site www.facebook.com/ChinaIcons Get the latest news from China as it happens from our Twitter page https://twitter.com/chinaicons We're also on Instagram! Follow us for exclusive behind-the-scenes photography and more. www.instagram.com/china_icons
Views: 68265 China Icons
Blood Jades: The Dark Side Of Myanmar's Jade Trade With China | The New Silk Road | CNA Insider
 
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The jade trade between Myanmar and China is worth an estimated US$30 billion a year - about half of Myanmar’s GDP. But jade mining is a bloodstained business built on drug addiction, slave labour and massive environmental destruction. Who should be responsible for the dark side of jade? For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road About the series: It was a legendary trading route that for thousands of years connected Europe with Asia, and ancient Rome with Ancient China. Known as the Silk Road, it stretched through some of the most rugged terrain in the world 2000 years ago. Now modern China is building a new Silk Road. The New Silk Road, also known as the One Belt One Road plan, is a hugely ambitious initiative launched by Presdent Xi Jinping in 2013. It will link up over 65 countries and 4.4 billion people. That is about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Channel NewsAsia’s documentary team has travelled across the globe to 7 regions to investigate what the Silk Road means for individuals, companies and countries. The epic journey takes viewers from the future ports of China to naval bases in the Philippines, to safaris in Africa, wushu schools in Iran and ghettos in Greece. The programme received an Award for Best Documentary (International Affairs) at the New York Festivals.
Views: 16078 CNA Insider
Will the new 'Silk Road' be a success? 🚂  | Inside Story
 
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On Wednesday, a freight train arrived in Britain after an 18 day, 12,000 kilometre journey from China's Zhejiang province. Its backers hope it will be the first of many, heralding a modern-day revival of the fabled Silk Road trade route linking Europe and Asia. The "East Wind" train line carried products worth nearly five million dollars on its maiden journey to Europe, including clothes, suitcases, purses and wallets - all loaded onto 34 wagons. On the return journey it will haul British machinery, Spanish hams and cheeses, and German beer. The term 'silk road' evokes ancient images - of merchants travelling in dusty caravans on journeys taking months. The modern rail version offers companies the chance to move goods between the continents for about half the cost of air transportation, and in two weeks less travel time than that offered by the quickest sea route. But there are logistical complications. The containers have to be unloaded and placed on different wagons at various points along the trip, because of different track gauges in some of the countries the train crosses. So, how effective will this new route be for trade? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: Steve Tsang - Director of the China Institute at London's School of Oriental and African Studies. Pauline Loong - Managing Director of Asia-Analytica. Charles Parton - Former Councillor with the European Union's China Delegation. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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The Game-changing Oil & Gas Pipelines in Kyaukphyu, Myanmar | The New Silk Road | CNA Insider
 
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A huge petrochemical facility is up in Kyaukphyu, in Rakhine State in Myanmar. Built by China National Petroleum Corporation as part of the Belt and Road Initiative, it poses threat to the logistical flows of oil and gas supplies to China, and affects petrochemical industries across the Straits of Malacca, including Singapore. For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road About the series: It was a legendary trading route that for thousands of years connected Europe with Asia, and ancient Rome with Ancient China. Known as the Silk Road, it stretched through some of the most rugged terrain in the world 2000 years ago. Now modern China is building a new Silk Road. The New Silk Road, also known as the One Belt One Road plan, is a hugely ambitious initiative launched by Presdent Xi Jinping in 2013. It will link up over 65 countries and 4.4 billion people. That is about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Channel NewsAsia’s documentary team has travelled across the globe to 7 regions to investigate what the Silk Road means for individuals, companies and countries. The epic journey takes viewers from the future ports of China to naval bases in the Philippines, to safaris in Africa, wushu schools in Iran and ghettos in Greece. The programme received an Award for Best Documentary (International Affairs) at the New York Festivals.
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Chengdu: A trade hub on the silk railroad
 
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The two-episode series The Silk Railroad is the first-ever co-production by CGTN and National Geographic Channel (NGC). It is co-presented by British historian Sam Willis and CGTN reporter Li Qiuyuan. They investigate how the China Railway Express is benefitting the countries and people along the route of the Belt and Road. In the second episode, the reporters visit another key stop on this network, Chengdu, in Sichuan Province. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Infrastructure of the Silk Road. China’s old trade route revival (Trailer) 23/6
 
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More films about the Silk Road: https://rtd.rt.com/films/the-silk-road/ A group of journalists travel across China, following the famous and ancient old Silk Road to witness the trading link’s revival. The route that originated in this country once connected Europe to Asia. Now, under the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, the Chinese government is seeking to recreate a modern-day “New Silk Road”. Key industrial centres are undergoing an economic boom and major megacities, and their residents are seizing the opportunity to develop new business and contribute to the cause. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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China’s New Silk Road - The Biggest Infrastructure Project in History?
 
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Is China’s new silk road the biggest infrastructure project in history? Watch as Jay Roberge (Tehama Ventures Inc.) outlines what the One Belt One Road Initiative means for investors. For more check out: http://www.cambridgehouse.com and download a free copy of the Summer 2018 Investment Forecast here: http://cambridgehouse.com/ebook/7936/summer-2018-investment-forecast Stay Connected! http://www.cambridgehouse.com/ https://twitter.com/cambridge https://www.facebook.com/cambridgehouseconferences Copyright © 2018 Cambridge House International Inc. All rights reserved.
Silk Road Virtual Tour
 
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A virtual tour of the Silk Road, from Rome to China, with visits to significant sites along the way.
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Ethiopian Airlines Soaring High in China | The New Silk Road | CNA Insider
 
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Trade between Africa and China is expanding exponentially as part of China's ambitious Maritime Silk Road project, and Ethiopian Airlines is taking advantage of the growth to soar high in China. For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road About the series: It was a legendary trading route that for thousands of years connected Europe with Asia, and ancient Rome with Ancient China. Known as the Silk Road, it stretched through some of the most rugged terrain in the world 2000 years ago. Now modern China is building a new Silk Road. The New Silk Road, also known as the One Belt One Road plan, is a hugely ambitious initiative launched by Presdent Xi Jinping in 2013. It will link up over 65 countries and 4.4 billion people. That is about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Channel NewsAsia’s documentary team has travelled across the globe to 7 regions to investigate what the Silk Road means for individuals, companies and countries. The epic journey takes viewers from the future ports of China to naval bases in the Philippines, to safaris in Africa, wushu schools in Iran and ghettos in Greece. The programme received an Award for Best Documentary (International Affairs) at the New York Festivals.
Views: 1476 CNA Insider
Turkey 2008 - Building the New Silk Road
 
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http://www.weforum.org/ 31.10.2008 Reaching South: Building the New Silk Road New alliances, pioneered by business, are reshaping trade routes and investment flows throughout the region. 1) What is driving business integration in the Middle East and Central Asia? 2) What are the limitations and impediments to the emergence of continent-wide trade and investments, and can they be removed? 3) How will this reshape worldwide financial and trade flows? Khalid Abdulla-Janahi, Chairman, Ithmaar Bank, Bahrain Bulent Bulgurlu, Chief Executive Officer, Koç Holding, Turkey Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan Manouchehr Mottaki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Kürsat Tüzmen, Minister of State for Foreign Trade of Turkey Chaired by Nik Gowing, Main Presenter, BBC World News, United Kingdom
Views: 4933 World Economic Forum
How China Is Reviving The Silk Road
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Considered by the UN as a human right, food, like water, can be a powerful bargaining tool for people and governments alike. So, just how powerful is food? Learn More: Agricultural trade in 2013: EU gains in commodity exports http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/trade-analysis/map/2014-1_en.pdf "With agri-food exports reaching €120 billion in 2013, the EU28 became the world's number one exporter of agricultural and food products." The World of Corn http://www.ncga.com/upload/files/documents/pdf/WOC%202013.pdf "When it comes to making an impression, no other crop tells a story as compelling as corn." Russian food embargo leaves Europe with glut of fruit, pork and mackerel http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/15/ukraine-europe-news "A glut of French pears, warehouses full of German sausage, rotting Polish peppers and unwanted Scottish mackerel: Russia's move to ban European food imports in retaliation for EU sanctions is having a telling effect across a continent already slouching towards another recession." Lessons of the Grain Embargo http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/34274/robert-l-paarlberg/lessons-of-the-grain-embargo "The urge to teach someone a lesson seldom inspires sound policy. " Watch More: Could Climate Change Cause A Chocolate Apocalypse? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ55QwfZPYs _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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Silk Roads and Indian Ocean Trade Antient and Classical Cultures Project :)
 
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Explanation of significant features and importance of the silk roads and the Indian Ocean trade route to history
Peter Frankopan - The silk roads - VPRO documentary - 2017
 
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British historian Peter Frankopan, author of the bestseller "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World" paints an unexpected portrait of our Western civilization and the way we perceive our position in the world: old Europe is convinced to be the best, most prosperous and safest region. Europeans think that they have a good position in the actual world, absolutely denying the new world order that is currently happening. Original title: De nieuwe zijderoute The power is shifting from West to East. Until today, the world history was a western-centered enterprise - based on the belief that everyone should be like us, or at least should want to be. According to Frankopan, the West has completely alienated itself from the rest of the world. Old Europe is on the decline and the economic prosperity in Asia, Africa and South America is over. We have no friends left east of Venice, says Frankopan. The power center shifts along the lines of the new silk roads, from West to Wast. How should we adapt to this new world order? We live in confusing times, we are using apps as if our lives depended on it, our boundaries are shifting, and we become increasingly nationalist. We are convinced that we live in the best, most prosperous and safest region in the world. In short, we think high of ourselves and that we hold the world in our grip, but we would be surprised by the new developments and dangers that we have refused to see so far. It is quite logical, says Frankopan, because we are the product of our own self-estimation, our deep-rooted arrogance, our historical unreliability and our intrinsic lack of self-reflection. Thus, we refuse to believe that there is a new world order beyond the boundaries of our prosperity that has great political, economic and cultural influence on the world as we think it is. According to Frankopan, it is high time for a reassessment of our reality. Before we can understand where it is going with the world and before we can react to it, we have to learn to look at ourselves differently. Looking back, looking far back, he gives us a mirror, which ultimately shows us that we need to adjust - whether we want to or not. Originally broadcasted by VPRO in 2017. © VPRO Backlight February 2017 On VPRO broadcast you will find nonfiction videos with English subtitles, French subtitles and Spanish subtitles, such as documentaries, short interviews and documentary series. VPRO Documentary publishes one new subtitled documentary about current affairs, finance, sustainability, climate change or politics every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments. Subscribe to our channel for great, subtitled, recent documentaries. Visit additional youtube channels bij VPRO broadcast: VPRO Broadcast, all international VPRO programs: https://www.youtube.com/VPRObroadcast VPRO DOK, German only documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBi0VEPANmiT5zOoGvCi8Sg VPRO Metropolis, remarkable stories from all over the world: https://www.youtube.com/user/VPROmetropolis VPRO World Stories, the travel series of VPRO: https://www.youtube.com/VPROworldstories VPRO Extra, additional footage and one off's: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLrhK07g6LP-JtT0VVE56A www.VPRObroadcast.com Credits: Director: Floris-Jan van Luyn English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson. French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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China's mission to reinvent the Silk Road 🇨🇳 | Counting the Cost
 
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So far China's pledged $900bn to build ports, highways and power grids in about 60 different countries. It's been described as the largest overseas investment drive ever launched by a single country. When it's finished, this ultra-modern trade route will give China much easier access to markets all over the world. China's One Belt, One Road project has been described as the largest overseas investment drive ever launched by a single country. So far China has pledged $900bn to build ports, highways and power grids in about 60 different countries. When it's finished, this ultra-modern trade route will give China much easier access to markets all over the world. But the project has been criticised for a number of reasons. One of the main problems surrounds who really benefits. Infrastructure projects don't always end in growth. So what happens when the countries involved are unable to pay back their Chinese creditors? Since the project was first announced in 2013, China's growth has slowed, but Bejing is pressing ahead, leading some to question China's expanding political influence via economics. India, the US, and Australia have declined so far to be part of it although Pakistan and New Zealand have embraced the mega project. While Pakistan is a key part of the plan to connect three billion people in Asia, Africa and Europe via trade routes, what happens to the local economy when all roads lead to Beijing? More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube - http://aje.io/countingthecostYT Website - http://aljazeera.com/countingthecost/
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Booming trade eyed over Maritime Silk Road
 
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Fast growing trade and investment among China and ASEAN countries along the Belt and Road route are expected to follow the 14th China-ASEAN Expo in the Chinese city of Nanning. Relations between China and ASEAN members have been deepening as they lock in economic cooperation and build on already strong diplomatic ties. Although, they agree that there is still much to be discussed in working out a sound regional integration. Zhao Tong from the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and Rick Dunham from the Global Business Journalism program at Tsinghua University talk about this issue. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
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Language of the Silk Road. Open for business: modern etiquette in China. (Trailer)
 
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From the 2nd century BC onwards, the great Silk Road was a vital trade route that provided a link between Eurasian countries. It began during China’s Han dynasty and eventually stretched all the way to Rome. Throughout its 17 centuries of existence, it played a crucial role in enabling cultural interaction between nations and peoples all over the continents. As well as establishing economic ties, it also facilitated the exchange between countries of knowledge, religious practice, architectural styles, art, philosophy and traditions. Modern Chinese culture has been heavily influenced by centuries of trade with neighbouring countries. Today, there are still sites in China that preserve the history of the Silk Road and the country’s role in it. Tang West Market Museum in the city of Xi'an marks the ancient starting point of the Silk Road and displays relics unearthed from what used to be a major centre for international trade. The Silk Route Museum in the city of Jiuquan celebrates the first ever customs checkpoint in history. This city served as an outpost on China’s border with unforgiving and perilous nomadic lands. Meanwhile, a network of grottos called the Mogao Caves bears witness to Buddhism arriving and thriving in China. Today, China remains true to the well-established tradition of cultural exchange with its neighbours. 2016-2017 are dedicated to furthering Russo-Chinese relations and bilateral media ties. The history of collaboration between the two countries dates back as far as 400 years, when religious missionaries crossed the borders to introduce the other side to their homeland’s rich cultural practices. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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China Pushes Its New Silk Road In Post Trump Asia
 
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This week on China Watch: China pushes its New Silk Roads through Asia, Trump steps back, and Indian opposition intensifies.  Prepare for a confrontation that will endure for decades, cost trillions, and perhaps end in war. Show Notes http://bit.ly/2oBXy7I Join the Newsbud Community http://bit.ly/2gbO5ii Visit our website http://bit.ly/2gl9jbd Follow Newsbud on Twitter http://bit.ly/29d5XFD Follow Newsbud on Facebook bit.ly/2kEdiRY
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The New Silk Road: Khorgos reemerges as the transit hub between the east and west
 
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신 실크로드의 중심 카자흐스탄을 가다 Kazakhstan. The largest country in Central Asia boasts abundant oil and natural gas reserves. It also enjoys a geographical advantage. Being located between China and Europe... enabled it to serve as a gateway connecting the East and West along the Silk Road. Kim Hyesung has more on the significant role Kazakhstan can still play as a key trading hub for the world. Deserts and a sea of endless peaks... of the snow-topped Tianshan mountains. It's the silk road, an ancient trade route connecting the East and West. And now, a revival. One of the last sections of the Western Europe-Western China Highway linking China, Kazakhstan and Russia has been completed this September. (Standup) "With the new road open, now it takes about four hours by car from Almaty to Khorgos, Kazakhstan's border with China." The highway is part of the One Belt One Road Initiative, proposed by China in 2013 to recreate the silk road by connecting land and sea ports, covering more than 60 countries that account for a third of the world GDP. The 130-hectare Khorgos Gateway, lying at the heart of Euraisa, is the second largest dry port in the world. (standup) "Here at the Khorgos Gateway, four to five trains from China arrive everyday, shipping all kinds of goods, from food to the latest in consumer electronics." While the highway is awaiting completion in Russia to officially begin operation, trains have already started shuttling goods between China and Germany, along the 11,000-kilometer long rail route. Shipping them via sea lanes takes up to 50 days, but using the railway requires only around 15 days,... increasing transport efficiency. Once the highway connecting China and Russia is open, road travel between the continents is expected to take around 10 days. Having processed 2 million tons of cargo last year, the Khorgos dry port is working to handle more. (English) "Our main goal is to become a regional logistic hub. By 2020, we will reach the project capcity which is 540,000 TEUs per year." Khorgos is also becoming a thriving commercial market of its own. At the shared free trade zone, Kazakh and Chinese people can cross the border with out a visa, buy goods at thousands of stores, including food, clothes and even Korean cosmetics tax-free. (Chinese) "I come here from China every day. It's visited by more than 10 thousand people a day. Over the last three years, sales have doubled almost every year." Free flow of goods and people. For Kazakhstan, the ninth largest largest country in the world, the One Belt One Road Initiative is an opportunity to diversify its economy. (English) "landlocked country, before... it was very difficult, Because of the decrease of logistical costs, other sectors of economy like manufacturing became very attractive for the foreign direct investment." And companies, like Dongsung, are hitching a ride on the boom. (Korean) "We commissioned a third of the road connecting Almaty and Khorgos. Kazakhstan's developing rapidly, and with more infrastructure projects underway, there are more opportunities for Korean companies to do business here." (Korean) "Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, countries in Eurasia that used to be isolated are slowly reconnecting with the world. At a time when the global economy is slowing down, the new silk road won't just make transportation more efficient, and increase exchanges of goods and energy resources, it will also drive the global economy and mark an important chapter of modern history." The one-trillion dollar One Belt One Road project is still in its initial stages, but a glimpse of that future is already beeing seen in Khorgos, once again connecting the east and west as a vibrant transit hub. Kim Hyesung, Arirang News, Khorgos. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews ------------------------------------------------------------ [Subscribe Arirang Official YouTube] ARIRANG TV: http://www.youtube.com/arirang ARIRANG RADIO: http://www.youtube.com/Music180Arirang ARIRANG NEWS: http://www.youtube.com/arirangnews ARIRANG K-POP: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld ARIRANG ISSUE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangtoday ARIRANG CULTURE: http://www.youtube.com/arirangkorean ARIRANG FOOD & TRAVEL : http://www.youtube.com/ArirangFoodTravel ------------------------------------------------------------ [Visit Arirang TV Official Pages] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld Homepage: http://www.arirang.com ------------------------------------------------------------ [Arirang K-Pop] YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/arirangworld Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangkpop Google+: http://plus.google.com/+arirangworld
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California Festival Celebrates Silk Road in Music, Dance
 
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The music and dance of Afghanistan, China, Iran, and other stops along the ancient trade route known as the Silk Road were recently on display at a cultural festival in California. As Mike O'Sullivan reports from San Jose, the Festival of the Silk Road brought together immigrants and others to celebrate the cultures of the Eurasian trade route.
Views: 1437 VOA News
Russia and China: Through the Ages. China breathes modern life into the ancient Silk Road
 
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China first revealed itself to the world in the 2nd century BC with the Great Silk Road. The legendary trade route ran from the heart of the Celestial Empire all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. However, it suddenly vanished in the Middle Ages and seemed to be gone forever… until recently. The Chinese government has decided to reach back into history with a grand initiative dubbed ‘One Belt, One Road’. The objective is to breathe new life into the ancient trading corridor to develop and enhance both economic and cultural partnerships with the other countries along the route. Because Russia holds a special place among the many countries involved, a media-forum was organized to give Russian journalists a taste of modern China. Among those invited was radio and TV presenter, Anna Alabert, who is our guide as she travels the Chinese section of the modern-day Silk Road. The first stop is Xi’an, famous for its awe-inspiring terracotta army. The 3,100 year-old city has now become a high-tech hub and home to a joint Russian-Chinese techno park symbolically named ‘The Silk Road.’ Next, we head to Lanzhou. Though the city was once considered the crown of jewel of the old Silk Road, as recently as 50 years ago it was just a humble town with little infrastructure. Today, Lanzhou has regained its status as a major transport hub and looks like a giant construction site as it evolves into a futuristic city. On to Dunhuang, the city Marco Polo visited in the late 13th century. Travellers on the old Silk Road used to flock here to see the famous Mogao caves, which contain thousands of stunning sculptures and frescos dating from the 4th century AD. Also nearby is Yangguan, which marked China’s frontier in ancient times and served as a customs point for merchant caravans. Last stop is the seemingly nondescript Qorghas, which has become a commercial Mecca thanks to the Silk Road revival. Dubbed a ‘duty-free town’, its wide selection of goods and remarkably low prices now attract millions of visitors from around the world. More films about China: https://rtd.rt.com/tags/china/ SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The New Silk Road: China's Route to Europe? | DW English
 
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China is investing 900 billion dollars in the New Silk Road – possibly the biggest infrastructure project in history. Is the goal to foster trade and development? Or does China have a neo-colonial agenda? Guests: Andreas Kluth (Handelsblatt Global), Bernhard Bartsch (Bertelsmann Foundation), Ruth Kirchner (freelance journalist and China expert). For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/english ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMIgOXM2JEQ2Pv2d0_PVfcg
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The 'Freedom Voyagers' | The New Silk Road | CNA Insider
 
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These young Filipinos are defying China in the disputed waters of the Scarborough Shoal. "This is ours. We should not be afraid to sail in our own waters," says one. More on China's Belt and Road initiative: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new-silk-road About the series: It was a legendary trading route that for thousands of years connected Europe with Asia, and ancient Rome with Ancient China. Known as the Silk Road, it stretched through some of the most rugged terrain in the world 2000 years ago. Now modern China is building a new Silk Road. The New Silk Road, also known as the One Belt One Road plan, is a hugely ambitious initiative launched by Presdent Xi Jinping in 2013. It will link up over 65 countries and 4.4 billion people. That is about 60 per cent of the world’s population. Channel NewsAsia’s documentary team has travelled across the globe to 7 regions to investigate what the Silk Road means for individuals, companies and countries. The epic journey takes viewers from the future ports of China to naval bases in the Philippines, to safaris in Africa, wushu schools in Iran and ghettos in Greece. The programme received an Award for Best Documentary (International Affairs) at the New York Festivals.
Views: 786 CNA Insider
India to build a Trade competitor against good old Silk Route | Polimer News
 
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Watch Polimer News for Latest Tamil News live and updates In Tamil. Tamil news, Movie News in tamil , Sports News in Tamil, Business News in Tamil & Kollywood Cinema News in Tamil, Tamil videos, art culture and much more only on Polimer News #TamilNews | #TamilLatest News | #LiveTamilNews | #CurrentAffairTamilNadu | #PolimerNews India to build a Trade competitor against good old Silk Route... to know more watch the full video & Stay tuned here for latest news updates.. http://goo.gl/e2Iwg Website: https://www.polimernews.com Like us on: https://www.facebook.com/polimernews Follow us on: https://twitter.com/polimernews Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/polimernews
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The New Silk Road: Has Ukraine's bid to become a global trade hub proved successful?
 
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The Ukrainian government is upbeat about its new ‘Silk Road' transport route. It takes goods to China whilst bypassing Russia. A first test shipment took 15 days to reach its destination rather than the planned 11. But officials say all issues will quickly be resolved. Ukraine is in the process of promoting the route among European Union member states. Other countries could yet join. Negotiations with Poland and Austria are underway. Latvia, meanwhile, has already signed a memorandum of cooperation. So can the new route be hailed as an unqualified success? Helping us answer that question in the Viewpoint studio was Vladyslava Rutytska, Ukraine's Deputy Minister on European Integration at the Ministry of Agriculture. Check out our website: http://uatoday.tv Facebook: https://facebook.com/uatodaytv Twitter: https://twitter.com/uatodaytv
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Max Keiser on Bitcoin, the Silk Road and Sex, Drugs & Rock'n'Roll | London Real
 
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Treasure trade: The Maritime Silk Road (20.11.2016)
 
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The Maritime Silk Road was a major conduit for foreign trade in ancient China. Not only did it promote trade, it also enhanced the exchange of art, religion and technology. An exhibition entitled “Across the Oceans: the Local Connections & Global Dimensions of China’s Maritime Silk Road” is being held at the Museum of History. It showcases precious relics from major Chinese port cities, reflecting the impact and contribution of the Maritime Silk Road to the development of the world’s civilisations. The Maritime Silk Road was comprised of two major shipping routes: the East China Sea route linking China with the Korean Peninsula and Japanese archipelago; and the South China Sea route reaching from China westwards to Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. Eight Maritime Silk Road cities - Penglai, Yangzhou, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, Guangzhou and Beihai - played important roles in the development of maritime transportation and trade. Through these cities, Chinese silk, pottery, tea, and other goods were sent to the Middle East and other Asian and African locations via the South China Sea, Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Spices, woollen textiles, ivory, and other commodities flowed into China from overseas. The exhibition displays 170 sets of cultural relics from the eight cities and 30 sets of artefacts from Hong Kong. Most are pottery pieces from different dynasties. Precious porcelain Museum of History Curator Terence Cheung said the well-preserved Ming dynasty blue and white porcelain from Zhangzhou kiln is the most precious exhibit. The blue and white porcelain fired at Zhangzhou kiln in Fujian during the Ming dynasty was the signature product of the porcelain export trade. The product was sold in bulk to Japan and Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia. Zhangzhou kiln porcelain is decorated with a rich variety of thematic designs, including flora, fauna, mythical creatures and auspicious Chinese characters. Among the kiln's products are five-coloured porcelain plates with cartouches. The finer products were regarded as symbols of social status and wealth, and were used at weddings or other festivities. Hong Kong connection Located at the periphery of the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong has long been an outer port of Guangzhou. As the economic centre shifted south during the Song and Ming period, Guangzhou gradually became a major port of national importance. Foreign vessels heading to China usually replenished their supplies in Hong Kong before continuing up the Pearl River to Guangzhou. Simultaneously, commercial vessels exporting goods to foreign locations also sailed through Hong Kong. Among the show's Hong Kong artefacts are blue and white porcelain bowls made by civilian kilns in Jingdezhen during the Ming dynasty. They were discovered in Penny’s Bay on Lantau Island. They were broken when unearthed and have been restored. "Why were no complete porcelain items found at the site? We believe when vessels passed through Hong Kong, some broken ceramics were discarded to make space. This proved Hong Kong was a stop along the Maritime Silk Road," Mr Cheung said. Exotic riches The Maritime Silk Road brought foreign valuables to China like glassware, agate and amber from Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean region, and as far away as the Mediterranean. They were redistributed from Hepu, Guangxi, to different locations in China. Mr Cheung said: "Some agate accessories were discovered in the Han tombs in Hepu. The gemstone agate was primarily a product of Daqin, the ancient Roman Empire. The discovery of these materials proves Hepu’s position as a foreign trade hub for the Central Plains." The show is a timely resource for the public to learn about the historic evolution and significance of this cultural heritage, as China vies for the nomination of the Maritime Silk Road for inclusion in UNESCO's World Heritage List. The exhibition runs until December 27. (http://bit.ly/2g5wI0Z)
China seeks to revive ‘Silk Road’ project
 
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China is looking to revive the ancient “Silk Road” trading route that would connect Asia to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The “One Belt, One Road” initiative is the pet project of President Xi Jinping. The plan will be discussed at a major international summit in Beijing this weekend. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Beijing. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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The Silk Road in Late Antiquity: Politics, Trade, and Culture Contact
 
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Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History and Director of the Program in Hellenic Studies at Princeton University gives the talk "The Silk Road in Late Antiquity: Politics, Trade and Culture Contact between Rome and China, 300 - 800 CE" at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's symposium "Reconfiguring the Silk Road: New Research on East-West Exchange in Antiquity."
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Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts - BBC Stories
 
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You could buy any drug imaginable, wherever you were in the world, on the Silk Road website. Hidden on the dark web, it made millions of dollars every week. The US government had been trying to shut it down for more than two years when tax agent Gary Alford was brought in to try to trace the money which passed through the site. In his spare time, Gary started searching Google to try to find the mysterious mastermind behind the site: Dread Pirate Roberts.
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