Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) at the opening of the first China International Import Expo, in Shanghai. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

International trade in ancient China and the surprisingly brief existence of the Silk Road

  • The exchange of goods and capital across international borders is not a new phenomenon
  • But it has never been without complications, whether in the ancient or modern world

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) at the opening of the first China International Import Expo, in Shanghai. Picture: Alamy
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