From the second century to the eighteenth-century CE the Silk Road was a network of trade routes connecting the East & West from central Asia, China, to the cultural, political, religious economic, & interactions/ communications between these areas. The Silk Road was a route for cultural, economic trade among the civilizations.
The Silk Road, to sea routes that connect Southeast Asia & East Asia with South Asia, Persia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East, East Africa & Southern Europe. The Silk Road trade played an important role in the development of the civilizations of Korea, Japan, China, Indian subcontinent, Iran, Africa, Arabian &Europe. Opening long-distance economic relations & politics between those civilizations or areas.
There are many projects directly below the name of “New Silk Road” to expand the transport infrastructure, rail, roads in the area of the historic trade routes. The best known is the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
The Belt and Road Initiative BRI or One Belt One Road OBOR, invests in more than 170 countries & international organizations, developing supply chains through road, rail, &ports, supporting infrastructure, operating systems on a global basis.
Chinese President Xi Jinping introduced a plan for a New Silk Road from China to Europe “Belt and Road Initiative ” (BRI), including a land-based Silk Road Economic Belt & a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Silk Road Economic Belt Transportation Through overland routes for rail and road landlocked Central Asia along the famed historical trade routes of the Western Regions, “road” is short for the “21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, referring to the Indo-Pacific Sea routes through Southeast Asia to South Asia, the Middle East &Africa.
BRI invests in infrastructure railroads, skyscrapers, ports, roads, airports, dams, & railroad tunnels. The initiative for the World enhances regional connectivity & embraces a brighter future and uplift common people’s life.
The BRI has one of the largest infrastructure investment projects in history, covering more than 140 countries, including more than 65% of the world’s population ,40% of which plus the world gross domestic product is improving the physical infrastructure through land corridors.
The land corridors include, The New Eurasian Land Bridge, is important as an overland rail link between Europe & China, with transit via Central Asia and Russia. from Western China to Western Russia through Kazakhstan. Includes the Silk Road Railway through China’s Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland &Germany.
Another corridor will be from Northern China through Mongolia to the Russian Far East. Russian far east s maritime boundaries with Japan to its southeast with the United States.
The China-Central Asia-West Asia Corridor, which runs from Western China to Turkey. Included the countries of Central Asia, the Caucasus, Middle East, Balkans & Turkey as part of the corridor, long list of countries as part of the corridor: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Romania, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan &Turkey, is an economic & transportation corridor of the BRI.
The China-Indochina Peninsula Corridor, which runs from Southern China to Singapore.
The China-Indochina Peninsula economic corridor, Part of the BRI. It was known before as the Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor. The corridor is
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The writer is ‘Special Correspondent’ of ‘The Financial Daily’ in Abbottabad and is available at Twitter: @shahsabg