Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Reviving the 'Silk Road' - Inside Story

Chinese President Xi Jinping is hosting a two-day summit to win support for an ambitious economic project designed to transform world trade. The "One Belt, One Road" initiative is a modern take on the old 'silk road'. Marco Polo pioneered the route from Europe to Asia around 750 years ago. The latest project aims to create a vast network of new trade routes in central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. So, how will it change global trade, who will benefit and can it succeed? | Presenter: Sami Zeidan | Guests: Pauline Loong - Asia-Analytica; Jabin T Jacob - Institute of Chinese Studies; Bruno Macaes - Portugal's former junior minister for Europe

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