An Afghan man rides a horse past Band-e-Amir lake, in the Bamiyan valley, a key node in the Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. China’s belt and road can take its inspiration from not only the old Silk Road, but also a successor closer to our time. Photo: AFP

China’s belt and road can take its cues from the world’s first model of globalisation

Juan José Morales and Peter Gordon go back in history to find thriving trade of global scope that is radically different from today’s, apart from the fabled Silk Road

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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An Afghan man rides a horse past Band-e-Amir lake, in the Bamiyan valley, a key node in the Silk Road that once linked China with Central Asia and beyond. China’s belt and road can take its inspiration from not only the old Silk Road, but also a successor closer to our time. Photo: AFP
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