An 11th century temple dedicated to the sea God Zhenwu Dadi in Quanzhou. Photo: Stuart Heaver

What old Silk Road’s terminus, Quanzhou, tells us about new one, Xi Jinping’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’

The city of Quanzhou was the eastern terminus of the historical sea trade route between China, the Middle East and Europe. Looking around, it’s not hard to see that it was shaped by multicultural openness and religious tolerance

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An 11th century temple dedicated to the sea God Zhenwu Dadi in Quanzhou. Photo: Stuart Heaver
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