The Silk Road (ess.uci.edu)
"The region separating China from Europe and Western Asia is not the most hospitable in the world."
China's Great Game: Road to a new empire (ft.com)
"The granaries in all the towns are brimming with reserves, and the coffers are full with treasures and gold, worth trillions," wrote Sima Qian, a Chinese historian living in the 1st century BC."
China's Silk Road Strategy (foreignpolicy.com)
"As Beijing hosts this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum slated to run through Nov. 11, the United States and China are locked in behind-the-scenes competition over free trade agreements."
How China's 'Belt and Road' Compares to the Marshall Plan (thediplomat.com)
"The concept of "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) continues to be at the center of Chinese President Xi Jinping's travels abroad whether to the 2015 G20 and APEC conferences or to the Middle East."