April 2015

From the Editor

Cover Story

  • The new Silk Road

    The Silk Road blazed by Chinese imperial envoy Zhang Qian 2,000 years ago carried caravans of Chinese silk, Indian spices and Persian brocade on a 6,400 km journey between the Middle Kingdom and Europe. As a conduit of cultural and political exchange it also played a formative role in the development of the civilizations as diverse as China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe and Arabia. This ancient trade route has risen again offering shippers a new option for moving cargo between Asia and Europe. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More

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