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19 Jan 2019 4:41 p.m. PST
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Tango01 In the TMP Dawghouse19 Jan 2019 4:17 p.m. PST

… Silk Road

"In promoting its "Belt and Road Initiative" an ambitious plan to open new markets for China by building logistics and trade infrastructure from Asia to Europe and Africa Beijing has drawn parallels with the fabled Silk Road, which operated between the three continents from roughly 200BC to 1400.

But, as a matter of history, the Belt and Road is completely different to the Silk Road. In fact, there was no actual Silk Road, which is a label in widespread use only since the late 20th century that refers variously and imprecisely to long-distance trade and interactions across Afro-Eurasia…."
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