Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
Experts sketch benefits of building 'Digital Silk Road'
PEOPLE THINK the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is all about building physical infrastructure, such as roads and ports.
Few are aware of the importance of information technology in this ambitious plan.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:00
Reaping the benefits of China’s digital Silk Road
Many people think China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is all about building physical infrastructure, such as roads and ports. Few are aware of the importance of information technology in this ambitious plan.
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:02
Path to Silk Road success depends on private investment, says analyst
Reconnecting the ancient “Silk Route” with modern infrastructure could both extend China's economic reach and enhance its energy security. Ultimately, however, the success of the initiative will be measured by the extent to which private-sector investors participate, says an analyst.
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 14:48
Ancient silk road port found in Saudi Arabia
The prosperity of an ancient seaport on the Maritime Silk Road near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, will soon be unveiled, thanks to an upcoming China-Saudi Arabia joint archaeological excavation.
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:28
Travel: Welcome to Pakistan
For China, Pakistan’s friendship is higher than the Himalayas and deeper than the seas. But for Pakistanis, the 1,300km-long China-Pakistan Friendship Highway is a one-way thoroughfare.
Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:32
Ancient Silk Road map comes home
A huge colored map of the Silk Road from a royal court of the mid-Ming Dynasty was officially welcomed home at the Forbidden City in Beijing on Thursday.
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:00
China’s Silk Road revival hits rough patch
From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China’s push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping’s presidency.
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 01:00
Preserving traditional arts
How a non-profit organisation is working to save Afghanistan's artisans from extinction
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 18:00
Four incredible brunches at Plaza Athenee
Sundays are special at the Plaza Athenee Bangkok, a Royal Meridien hotel, with outstanding brunches taking place simultaneously at the Rain Tree Cafe, the Reflexions, Silk Road and Utage.
Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00
CHINESE LOOK FOR SILK ROAD ADVENTURES
Chinese tourists are opting for attractions off the beaten track - in addition to the big cities and hot destinations - when travelling to countries and regions related to the Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, a report by home-sharing service Airbnb shows.
Tue, 23 May 2017 01:00
Will the Belt and Road be open to all?
China deserves credit for laying out an inclusive vision for its modern Silk Road initiative, especially at a time when others, notably the United States, are looking inwards.
Tue, 16 May 2017 01:00
Reject protectionism, says China’s Xi in Silk Road push
CHINESE President Xi Jinping yesterday urged major multilateral institutions to join his new Belt and Road Initiative, stressing the importance of rejecting protectionism in seeking global economic growth.
Mon, 15 May 2017 12:31
China's Xi decries protectionism, touts Silk Road
BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping urged world leaders to reject protectionism on Monday at a summit positioning Beijing as a champion of globalisation, as some countries raised concerns over his trade ambitions.
Mon, 15 May 2017 08:37
China wins praise for Silk Road but concerns persist
BEIJING - China was basking in praise Monday for its new Silk Road even as some countries raised concerns over the project seen as boosting Beijing's global clout on trade and geopolitics.
Sun, 14 May 2017 12:28
China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of N.Korea missile
BEIJING- China opened on Sunday a summit to promote an ambitious global trade infrastructure project highlighting its growing leadership on globalisation, but a North Korean missile test threatened to overshadow the event.