China's new Silk Roads
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It’s one of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s most ambitious projects: to create new Silk Roads between Europe and China, more than 1 000 years after merchants’ caravans first brought precious Asian crafts westward. Authorities have already invested 40 billion dollars since the beginning of the year, in order to build roads, bridges, train tracks and other infrastructure. The project also has a strong geopolitical dimension. Our correspondents in China tell us more.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble
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