Restore the Silk Road
Last September when he delivered a speech at a university in Kazakhstan, Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the suggestion that China and Central Asian countries should work together to build the Silk Road Economic Belt. The proposal was met with immediate resonance among neighboring countries and received a warm reception.
In the Footsteps of History

The very mention of Silk Road evokes memories of the good old times for the western region of China. Now, plans are afoot to bring back the glory days as China proposes a modern version of the world-famous trade route.

The economic belt will greatly benefit China's underdeveloped western region, which boasts abundant energy and mineral resources. Another reason for the initiative is to consolidate China's trade ties with central Asian countries.

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Ancient Silk Road
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to economic and cultural interaction throughout regions of the Asian continent. It connected the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks and soldiers from China to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods of time.

Extending 7,000 km, the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative trade of Chinese silk which was carried out along its length, and began during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220).
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