|An aerial view of the train station in Chongqing, in southwest China. It takes freight about two weeks to travel by rail from Chongqing to Duisburg, Germany—half the time it takes by sea.|
The Silk Road was established during the Han dynasty, beginning around 130 B.C. Markets and trading posts were strung along a loose skein of thoroughfares that ran from the Greco-Roman metropolis of Antioch, across the Syrian desert, through modern-day Iraq and Iran, to the former Chinese capital of Xian, streamlining the transport of livestock and grain, medicine and science. In 2013, President Xi Jinping announced that the Silk Road would be reborn as the Belt and Road Initiative, the most ambitious infrastructure project the world has ever known—and the most expensive. Its expected cost is more than a trillion dollars. When complete, the Belt and Road will connect, by China’s accounting, sixty-five per cent of the world’s population and thirty per cent of global G.D.P. So far, sixty-eight countries have signed on … for more, go to
Expand BRI business opportunities to Europe!
KUALA LUMPUR (January 2018): The business potential for investors and followers of Belt Road Initiative (BRI) (formerly One Belt One Road or OBOR) is certainly not limited to South-east Asia (SEA) and Asia.
China is also investing billions to construct roads and rail links to Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East - accounting for some 65% of the world’s population and 30% of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
To date, 68 countries have signed up with China to participate in the New Silk Road.
View the above link to THE NEW YORKER and see for yourself China’s multi-billion-dollar initiative to revive The Silk Road.
I Love Malaysia-China Silk Road opines that investors and BRI followers should widen or expand their business and economic outlook potential to beyond SEA and Asia.
Those who seize the business opportunities fast by riding on the road and rail links are almost certain to reap rewards from a huge marketplace.
20 photos that show how insanely crowded China has become
October 8, 2015 … for more, go to http://www.businessinsider.my/china-crazy-crowded-2015-10/?r=US&IR=T