At The Washington Post, Center for Strategic and International Studies fellow Jonathan E. Hillman...
by compco | Aug 9, 2011
Following deadly riots in Xinjiang in 2009, the central government announced a plan to develop a “new Silk Road” to link the isolated, impoverished region to surrounding economies in Central Asia and boost the...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 7, 2011
Author Ma Jian tells The Wall Street Journal which five writers he’d most like to meet: Franz Kafka “To me, Kafka is the most alive of dead writers, no doubt because of his acute understanding of the modern...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 17, 2010
After demolishing much of the historic part of the city, Beijing authorities are now aiming to turn Kashgar into the Shenzhen of the west by making it a Special Economic Zone. From the Los Angeles Times: Chinese officials hope...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2010
Sam Crane travels the Silk Road in a piece for Kyoto Journal: Today, Dunhuang is a major tourist destination, especially popular with Japanese, Koreans and Southeast Asians. It is a highlight of any contemporary Silk Road...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 3, 2009
The Times interviews cellist Yo-Yo Ma about his Silk Road Project prior to a concert in London: But in Ma’s mind there’s a much deeper raison d’être for the Silk Road. He is acutely conscious of having personal roots in three...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 12, 2008
In the International Herald Tribune, Howard French travels to Xinjiang to explore the history of China’s western regions: Xinjiang alone comprises one-sixth of the land of the People’s Republic of China, and Tibet, such as...
by Kate Zhao | Dec 15, 2007
Pakistan’s The News reports from Kazakhstan: In the past few years, Chinese fruit, vegetables, TV sets, T-shirts and tires have flooded markets along the old Silk Road in former Soviet Central Asia. Each day, all along the Chinese border, hundreds of tractor-trailers rattle west. These goods are the most visible sign of Beijing’s growing power […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods