The New Silk Roads Are Rising
In August 2018, The New Silk Road Project team arrived from London in Yiwu (Eastern China), the global capital of small commodities and the terminus of the London-Yiwu freight service, after a journey of 10,000 miles across the emerging economic corridors of Europe and Asia.
Along the way, the team interviewed over three dozen actors and academics working on matters connected to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), visited the ports, parks and cities, bringing greater economic connectivity to the Eurasian landmass and engaged with the development banks, ministries and embassies involved in the many opportunities and challenges of the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Initial insight from the journey can be found on the Blog and Press sections of the website, via the Tracking Map as well as the dedicated YouTube channel. We are deeply grateful to the individuals and corporations who helped make this assessment possible. Moving forward, we will work to continue our interview series and build up our interactive map to connect academic perspectives globally on BRI after identifying a deficit in region to region communication on some of its surrounding questions.
Afterword - The New Silk Road Project (December 2018)