China’s Historic Silk Road is Resurrected from the Rubble
FEBRUARY 21, 2018
Despite this neglect, the Silk Road has not been forgotten — nor has its inherent geographical logic escaped modern-day governments. 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. What prompted China’s government to undertake this behemoth task? Sustainability and Interconnected Economic Growth.