China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Massive changes in technology, transportation, and power dynamics over the centuries, led to the eventual abandonment of the road. In 2013, President Xi Jin Ping introduced an initiative to construct a modern-day equivalent of the Silk Road as part of the country’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. If completed according to plan, it will reintroduce ancient land routes connecting China with Europe via parts of Central Asia and the Middle East.