Containers are loaded onto a China-Europe goods train in Zhengzhou, Henan province. The Belt and Road Initiative has made the inland province an emerging frontier of international trade. Photo: Xinhua

Globalisation, the ‘heartland’ and China’s New Silk Roads – an accessible primer by British historian

  • Author of acclaimed history of the Silk Roads returns to the topic in guide to China’s economic advance into the ‘heartland’ of Eurasia and further afield
  • The word ‘empire’ barely appears in Peter Frankopan’s book, but the concept is pervasive; so what will the rules of a China-led global order look like?
Topic |   Books and Literature

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Containers are loaded onto a China-Europe goods train in Zhengzhou, Henan province. The Belt and Road Initiative has made the inland province an emerging frontier of international trade. Photo: Xinhua
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Panamanian chef Charlie Collins, in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong

President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan’s ‘plates came back empty’: chef on cooking for China’s power couple

  • Panamanian Charlie Collins is on a mission to introduce his country’s cuisine to the world
  • Panama’s food features influences from Spain, France, the Caribbean and even China
Topic |   Food and Drinks

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Panamanian chef Charlie Collins, in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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