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The Silk Road & the New eSilk Road

 The New eSilk Road & eRegions Research and Development

 Slovenia on the New eSilk Road

 Education Action Group on the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads

 Current Publications

 

The Silk Road & the New eSilk Road

The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East from China to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carried out along its length, beginning during the Han dynasty (207 BCE – 220 CE). The Central Asian sections of the trade routes were expanded around 114 BCE by the Han dynasty, largely through the missions and explorations of the Chinese imperial envoy, Zhang Qian. The Chinese took great interest in the safety of their trade products and extended the Great Wall of China to ensure the protection of the trade route.

Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of the civilizations of China, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance, political and economic relations between the civilizations. Though silk was certainly the major trade item from China, many other goods were traded, and religions, syncretic philosophies, and various technologies, as well as diseases, also travelled along the Silk Routes. In addition to economic trade, the Silk Road served as a means of carrying out cultural trade among the civilizations along its network. (Wikipedia)

One Belt, One Road is published at Wikipedia

A cross-border region, in which eTechnologies (Information and Communications Technologies – ICT) are extensively used, is considered as an eRegion. The borderless nature of eTechnologies allows and calls for new approaches to efficient and effective cross-border eCollaboration between the organizations within a specific macro region and between regions themselves. The interoperability of eRegions is a common challenge for all regions and is in the focus of the eRegions Think Tank .

The Think Tank Network for research and views exchange of national and local government, business, ICT providers, diplomats and the academia is an important mechanism for innovative accelerated development of the 16+1 Initiative. There are several goals on its agenda. Overall, its most important task is to investigate why and how diverse organizations in the cooperation of sixteen Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) with China could be involved, as well as how they could strengthen and further develop their relations, create synergy opportunities and identify challenges and opportunities ahead.

The New eSilk Road & eRegions Research and Development

 

In the period 2001 – 2010 numerous events focusing at eRegion research and development issues and opportunities have been organized in Slovenia. Several have been investigating revitalization of the historic trading Silk and Amber Roads in the environment of Internet and logistics eTechnologies.

For the first time, a panel New Silk Road was on a program of the Bled eConference in June 2002. It was followed by the Slovenia – Hong Kong eCommerce Study tour to China. The study group members were: Dr. Doug Vogel and Dr. Roger Harris of the City University of Hong Kong, and Mr Stanislav Plavec, Chairman of the Board, eCenter, and Dr. Jože Gričar, University of Maribor.

A component of the study tour was the Urumqi Meeting of the Xinjiang Silk Road Project (currently the city population is three million). The meeting was organized by the Information Science & Engineering College, Xinjiang University and the Urumqi Business Community, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Western China, on September 30, 2002. In the meeting, interest has been explained in goods shipments from Western China to Europe overland. The goods are shipped 4.000 kilometers East to the Port of Shanghai first, and than by a ship via Sues to Europe. Shipping the same distance overland towards the West, the goods would almost arrive to Eastern Europe.

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Slovenia – Hong Kong eCommerce Study Tour to China
Organizers of the Urumqi Meeting of the Xinjiang Silk Road Project
Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China on September 30, 2002

On October 8, the Slovenia delegation was meeting with Director General of the Department of eCommerce Administration, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, nowadays, the China International Electronic Commerce Center, Ministry of Commerce, Beijing.

After that, there were the following New Silk Road related components on the program of the Bled eConferences:
2003 The New eSilk Road in Perspective. Panel.
2003 eTransformation of the Silk Road: Rejuvenating a Historical Trade Network. Paper
2004 Supply Chain Security Systems To Protect The Amber And Silk Road. Panel.
2006 eSilk & eAmber Road Regions Meeting: Business and Government Executives & Professors’ Commitment to Making A Difference.
2007 eSilk & eAmber Roads Innovative Regions Think Tank: Business and Government Executives & Professors’ Commitment To Making A Difference.
2008 eSilk & eAmber Roads Innovative Regions Think Tank: Business and Government Executives & Professors’ Commitment To Making A Difference.

In June and September of 2010, there were two meetings in the European Parliament: European Initiative Danube Region on the eSilk & eAmber Roads.

Slovenia on the New eSilk Road

A compondent of the 6th eRegions Conference 2016: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development (Monday-Tuesday, September 19-20, 2016) is a panel eRegions on the New eSilk and New eAmber Roads:

Chair:
Dr. Jože Gričar, Professor Emeritus, University of Maribor
Program Coordinator, Inter-Municipality Initiative: Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegions
Gricar@FOV.Uni-Mb.si
Panel members:
Vojko Kuzma, Minister Plenipotentiary
Department of Strategic Planning and Analysis, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & eRegions Think Tank, Administrative Assistant
Vojko.Kuzma@gov.si
Dr. Sabina Koleša, Director General
Enterprise, Competitiveness and Technology Directorate, Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, Republic of Slovenia
Sabina.Kolesa@gov.si
Dr. Peter Kukovica, Member of the Management Board in charge of Business Support Functions
Gorenje d.d., Velenje, Slovenia
Peter.Kukovica@Gorenje.si
Darja Teržan, Marketing and R&D Manager
Mlekarna Celeia, d.o.o., Arja vas, Petrovče, Slovenia
Darja.Terzan@Mlekarna-Celeia.si
H. E. Zurab Bekaia, Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Slovenia
ZBekaia@mfa.gov.ge
Samuel Laurinkari, Senior Manager, EU Government Relations
eBay Inc, Brussels Area, Belgium
SLaurinkari@eBay.com
Nino Novinec, Public Administration Executive, SAP d.o.o. Ljubljana, Slovenia & SAP Coordinator for the Danube eRegion on the New eSilk & eAmber Roads
Nino.Novinec@SAP.com

Panel outline:
     eRegion is a cross-border region of the neighboring countries in which eTechnologies (Information and Communications Technologies – ICT) are extensively used in business processes. The borderless nature of eTechnologies allows and calls for new approaches to efficient and effective cross-border eCollaboration between the organizations within a specific macro region, and between regions themselves. Of particular interest is the interoperability of the eRegions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads (Baltic, Danube, Adriatic-Ionian, Alpine), including the cooperation of sixteen Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) with China.
     The panel will investigate how diverse organizations in the eRegions could be involved, as well as how they could strengthen and further develop their relations, create synergy opportunities and identify challenges ahead.

On September 21, 2014 one of the plenary panels of the 4th Danube eRegion Conference – DeRC 2014: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development had a title  Danube eRegion on the Crossroads of the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads.

In order to discuss the issues to be addressed by the panels of the DeRC2015 conference, there was a brain-storming session Slovenia’s Involvement in the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia on June 9, 2015.

The plenary panels of the Danube eRegion Conference – DeRC2015 program on September 21, 2015 were :

eRegions on the New eSilk and New eAmber Roads
Chair:
Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Director General, Ambassador
Directorate for Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Assistant Professor of International Security Policy, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Kranj
Stanislav.Rascan@gov.si
Panel members:
Dr. Peter Kukovica, Member of the Management Board in charge of Supply Chain Management/Logistics, Quality, Organization, and IT
Gorenje d.d., Velenje, Slovenia
Peter.Kukovica@Gorenje.si
Boris Šušmak, CIO & CQO
Port of Koper, Slovenia
Boris.Susmak@Luka-Kp.si
Robert Gaber, Head
Combined Transport Services, Slovenian Railways
Robert.Gaber@Slo-Zeleznice.si
Robert Sever, Director
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Transport Association
Robert.Sever@GZS.si
Dragan Nedeljković, CEO
LECIP ITS, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dragan.Nedeljkovic@LECIP-ITS.com
Dr. Doug Vogel, Professor of Information Systems & eHealth Research Institute Director
School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, China & Association of Information Systems – AIS Past President
ISDoug@HIT.edu.cn

Cloud Based Internet of Things on the New eSilk and New eAmber Roads
Chair:
Bernd Kutz, Chief Product Expert @ Global LOB Sales Supply Chain Execution and Development
SAP SE, Germany
Bernd.Kutz@SAP.com
Presentations:
Connected Logistic on the Silk Road
Bernd Kutz, Chief Product Expert @ Global LOB Sales Supply Chain Execution and Development
SAP SE, Germany
Port of Koper Growing Value With IoT Based Logistics
Boris Šušmak, CIO & CQO
Port of Koper, Slovenia
Boris.Susmak@Luka-Kp.si
SMEs eProcurement – Prototype Development
Javor Čeh, IT Support Manager
Famm Co d.o.o., Logatec, Slovenia
Javor.Ceh@FammCommerce.si

In order to prepare a program of the 6th Danube eRegion Conference – DeRC 2016: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development in Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 19-20, 2016, cooperation with the eRegions on the New eAmber and New sSilk Roads is desired. For example, the Caucasus eRegion organizing the Tbilisi Silk Road Forum .

The undergraduate and graduate students are suggested to engage with their instructors in innovative cross-border eSolutions and eServices prototypes development in cooperation with the organizations – prototype recipients in at least two countries.  Students’ prototypes presentation sessions are a component of the conference. The experience of the DeRC2015 preconference meeting Regional SAP University Alliance Meeting with Extended Invitation to the Rectors & Deans in the Danube Region is very encouraging.

On October 10, 2015, the eRegions Think Tank  has been initiated.

On November 9-10, 2015, the Slovenian – Chinese Economic Forum Invest in Maribor has been organized by the Municipality of Maribor – University City.

On March 15, 2016 there was the eRegions Think Tank Meeting in the Castle Jable nr. Ljubljana, Slovenia. The meeting was co-organized by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Members of the eRegions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads Think Tank together with the Centre for European Perspective – CEP.

Education Action Group on the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads

The Education Action Group on the New eSilk & New eAmber Roads has been launched in the SAP University Alliance Regional Meeting with Extended Invitation to Grammar School Principals on September 19, 2016. The meeting was a component of the 6th eRegions Conference: Cross-border eSolutions & eServices Prototypes Development 2016Castle Jable, Slovenia. It was a follow-up event of the 2015 meeting Regional SAP University Alliance Meeting with Extended Invitation to the Rectors & Deans in the Danube Region.

Dr. Stanislav Raščan, Ambassador, Head, Department of Strategic Planning and Analysis, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Slovenia & Assistant Professor of International Security Policy, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Kranj & eRegions Think Tank Chairman was named the group coordinator.

Current Publications

The Balkans and Black Sea Region and China’s New Silk Road

By Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior research fellow. Clingendael Institute, 6 July 2017

China’s $900 billion New Silk Road. What you need to know 

By Anna Bruce-Lockhart, Editor. World Economic Forum, 26 Jun 2017

The New Silk Road: an expansionist project or a new worldview?

By Hervé Machenaud, President & Chief Editor, Paris Innovation Review’s Chinese Edition. Paris Innovation Review, May 31st, 2017

List of Deliverables of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation

China Daily, 2017-05-16

China’s Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building

By Tom Phillips in Beijing. The Guardian, 14 May 2017

Work Together to Build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Speech by H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China. The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Beijing, 14 May 2017

China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative: “A New Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe”

By Zhao Bingxing. Global Research, Montreal, Canada, May 10, 2017

UC Berkeley to open first university center for Silk Road study in North America

By Anne Brice. Berkeley News, May 3, 2017

Exploring business opportunities in Hong Kong

By Tonja Blatnik. The Slovenia Times, 05 Apr 2017

East-Central Europe on the New Silk Road

By Eszterhai Viktor. Pallas Athene Geopolitical Institute – PAGEO, one of the 16+1 Think Tank Network Members, Hungary, March 20, 2017

The Belt and Road – and investments from DHL in it – have been a long time in the making

By Steve Huang. DHL Logistics of Things, 10 February 2017

Georgia and China: Carry Away Small Stones to Move a Big Mountain

By Mariam Zabakhidze, Program Manager/Researcher; Giorgi Bakradze, Senior Research Advisor; Batu Kutelia, Vice-president of Atlantic Council of Georgia. Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC), Tbilisi, Georgia, Issue #6, January 2017, pp 34

Modern Silk Road Between China and Hungary

By Szilvia Fazekas. Daily News Hungary, Jan 28, 2017

Will the new ‘Silk Road’ be a success?

A freight train arrived at Barking Station in east London, UK, on Wednesday after a 12,000km journey from China. Video. Presenter: Sami Zeidan. Guests: Steve Tsang – Director of the China Institute at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, Pauline Loong – Managing Director of Asia-Analytica, Charles Parton – Former councillor with the European Union’s China delegation. Al Jazeera, 19 Jan 2017

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017: System Initiatives Programme.

Introduction by Richard Samans & Cheryl Martin, Members of the Managing Board. World Economic Forum, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 17-20 January 2017, pp 28

How Technology Can Unlock the Growth Potential along the New Silk Road

White Paper. World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2017, pp 8

2 Days From China To Europe By Rail? Russia Going For High-Speed Cargo Trains

By Wade Shepard, Founder and Editor, Vagabond Journey. Forbes, Jan 14, 2017

Silk Road route back in business as China train rolls into London.

By Tracy McVeigh, Chief Reporter. The Observer, 14 January 2017

The Limits of China’s ‘Silk Road’ to Europe

By Dr. Wu Shang-su, Research Fellow, Military Studies Program of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. The Diplomat, January 13, 2017

Why the New Silk Road needs a digital revolution

By Mark Gottfredson, Partner, Bain & Company; Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum; Gerry Mattios, Expert Vice President, Bain & Company. World Economic Forum, International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, 13 January 2017

Horgos: The First New City Of The New Silk Road Emerges As A Robot Manufacturing Hub

By Wade Shepard, Founder and Editor. Vagabond Journey, January 9, 2017

China’s new Silk Road is part of its grand strategy for global influence

By Dr. Anoush Ehteshami, Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs. United Press International – UPI, Washington, DC, Jan. 5, 2017

All Aboard China’s ‘New Silk Road’ Express: China’s railway from the Pacific to London.

By Robbie Gramer. The Foreign Policy Group, January 4, 2017

Paving the New Silk Road: The Evolution of the Sino-German Strategic Partnership

Working Paper #67. By Alberto Cunha, Associate Member of Political Observatory. Observatório Político, Lisboa, Jan 3, 2017, pp 18

Cross Border Co-Operation through Tourism Promotion & Cultural Exchange: A Case Study along Nepal and China (T.A.R.) OBOR—Prospective.

By Lochan Kumar Batala, Kalpana Regmi, Giriraj Sharma, Hefei, China. Open Journal of Business and Management, 2017, 5, 105-118, Dec 28, 2016

Europe and China’s New Silk Roads

ETNC Report. Edited by: Frans-Paul van der Putten, John Seaman, Mikko Huotari, Alice Ekman, Miguel Otero-Iglesias. Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, Elcano Royal Institute, Mercator Institute for China Studies, French Institute of International Relations (Ifri), 22/12/2016, pp 78

New Silk Road Explorer Plans to Travel Seven Countries

By Kamila Zhumabayeva, The Astana Times, 2 December 2016

Digitalisation: An engine for structural change – A challenge for economic policy

By Dr. Michael Hüther, Professor. Cologne Institute for Economic Research, IW policy paper, November 25, 2016, pp 30

North and Central Asia as a Transit Hub: Potential, Challenges and Way Forward

United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) 2016 Economic Forum “Enhanced Implementation of SDGs through Cooperation”. Ganja, Azerbaijan, 22-23 November 2016, pp 29

Europe Finally Wakes Up To The New Silk Road, And This Could Be Big

By Wade Shepard, Contributor & Founder and Editor, Vagabond Journey. Forbes, PARS International Corp, New York, Nov 10, 2016

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ brings great promise to eastern Europe.

By Anastas Vangeli, Doctoral Researcher, Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw & Claussen-Simon PhD Fellow of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius. Deutsche Welle DW – international broadcaster, 05.11.2016

Afterthoughts: Riga 2016 International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries

A review of the think tanks International Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries. Dr. Māris Andžāns, Editor. Latvian Institute of International Affairs, Riga, Latvia, November 4, 2016, pp 64

China: From the physical Silk Road to a digital Silk highway

EU Reporter, Brussels Press Club, October 24, 2016

New Silk Road 2017 Expedition

By Jacek Pałkiewicz, Reporter. Poland.pl, official information portal of the Republic of Poland, 17.10.2016

The New Trade Routes: Silk Road Corridor – One belt, one road

A ribbon of road, rail and energy projects to help increase trade. By Jack Farchy, James Kynge, Chris Campbell and David Blood. Finacial Times, Special Report, September 14, 2016

China’s Belt and Road initiative: can Europe expect trade gains?

By Alicia Garcia Herrero, Senior Fellow & Jianwei Xu, Visiting Fellow. Working Paper, Issue 5. Bruegel, Brussels, September 5, 2016, pp 20

How The New Silk Road Is Stimulating Local Economies And Changing Lives From China To Europe

By Wade Shepard, Contributor. ForbesMedia, Jersey City, NJ, Aug 3, 2016

The New Trade Routes: Silk Road Corridor. Special Report

Map: Key projects on the new Silk Road. Transport and energy projects connecting Central Asia. Financial Times, July 19, 2016

EU-China relations – new directions, new priorities

Discussion Paper. Editor: Shada Islam, Director of Policy. Friends of Europe, July 7, 2016, pp 166

In visit to Poland, Xi links Silk Road with Amber Road
By Wang Fengfeng & Meng Na. Xinhua News Agency, 2016-06-21

Why Iran Plays a Key Role in China’s New Silk Road Project

Iran’s geostrategic location has made it the key link in China’s New Silk Road to Europe, while the Middle East has become one of Beijing’s geopolitical pivots. Sputnik International, Moscow, 12.07.2016

EU-Uzbekistan Relations: Paving the New Silk Road.

By Julia Ahrens. European Institute for Asian Studies – EIAS, Brussels, EIAS Briefing Seminar, 12 July 2016

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ Ambitions Boost Sino-Serbian Ties

Serbia should secure infrastructure investment by capitalising on Beijing’s planned ‘New Silk Road’ trade route from Shanghai to Berlin

By Sasa Dragojlo. BalkanInsight, 27 June 2016

China’s Vice Premier Promotes Silk Road Economic Belt on 4-Country Tour. Zhang Gaoli sought to drum up interest in the ambitious trade and infrastructure network in the Caucasus.

By Peter Bittner. The Diplomat, June 11, 2016

China, Georgia eye greater cooperation on Silk Road Economic Belt initiative

Xinhua, June 4, 2016

India watches anxiously as Chinese influence grows.

Special Report. The New Trade Routes: Silk Road Corridor. By Amy Kazmin in New Delhi. Financial Times Limited, May 9, 2016

New Silk Road will transport laptops and frozen chicken

By Jack Farchy, Financial Times, May 9, 2016

“New Silk Road” opportunities await multinationals in new ground route between Europe, China

By John D. Schulz, Contributing Editor. Logistics Management, Peerless Media, Morganville, NJ, May 02, 2016

The Political Economics of the New Silk Road

By Balázs Sárvári & Anna Szeidovitz, Corvinus University of Budapest. Baltic Journal of European Studies, Tallinn University of Technology, Vol. 6, No. 1 (20), April 27, 2016

China’s New Silk Road: Railway to Europe

By Tim Maverick, Senior Correspondent. Wall Street Daily, Baltimore, MD, Apr 21, 2016

Tomorrow’s Silk Road: Assessing an EU-China Free Trade Agreement

By CEPS  Team: Prof. Jacques Pelkmans – Overall Study Leader, Dr. Weinian Hu, Federica Mustilli, Mattia Di Salvo, Wti Team, Prof. Joseph Francois – Wti Team Leader, Dr. Eddy Bekkers, Dr. Miriam Manchin, Dr. Patrick Tomberger. Centre for European Policy Studies – CEPS, Brussels April 17, 2016, pp 308.

New Silk Road: will revival of an old trade route bring new investment opportunities?

By Jacopo Dettoni, Global Markets Reporter. fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times Ltd, 17/04/2016

Polish Ambassador to Kazakhstan Strongly Supports Silk Road Project

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov. Eurasia & World, 12 April 2016

China’s One Belt One Road: Has the European Union Missed the Train? Policy Report

By Dr. Alessandro Arduino, Co-director, Security & Crisis Management Program & Shanghai Academy of Social Science (SASS). Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 2016, pp 16

One Belt, One Road, One Heritage: Cultural Diplomacy and the Silk Road
The cultural aspects of the Belt and Road could forever reshape regional politics and security.

By Dr. Tim Winter, Research Professor & Research Chair of Cultural Heritage. Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne. The Diplomat, March 29, 2016

Connecting Cargo Along the New Silk Road

By Michael C. Dempsey, Vice President, Container and Port Solutions. ORBCOMM Inc., Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication solutions, New Jersey, United States, March 16, 2016

eRegions Think Tank Meeting

Co-organized by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, eRegions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads Think Tank, Center for European Perspective. Castle Jable, Mengeš, Slovenia, March 15, 2016

China, Russia and the EU’s intermarium bloc

By Emanuele Scimia, independent journalist and foreign policy analyst. EUobserver, Brussels, March 14 2016

China’s Silk Road Belt Outpaces Russia’s Economic Union

Beijing’s economic endeavors in Central Asia are off to a better start than Russia’s. Don’t expect that to damage ties
By Catherine Putz, Special Projects Editor. The Diplomat, Tokyo, Japan, March, March 10, 2016

Why China Is Interested in Ukraine

While many countries would like to be part of the Silk Road route, China has a strategic interest in Ukraine.
By Dr. Olena Mykal. The Diplomat, Tokyo, Japan, March 10, 2016

The Changing State of Knowledge Exchange between Academics and the Business, Public and Third Sectors. UK Academic Interactions with External Organisations 2005 -2015.

By Alan Hughes, Cornelia Lawson, Michael Kitson and Ammon Salter with Anna Bullock and Robert B. Hughes. National Centre for Universities and Business – NCUB, pp 97, February 2016

Security and Stability along the Silk Road

By Sarah Lain, Research Fellow and Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies. Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies – RUSI. Workshop Report, February 2016

Challenges and Opportunities for the New Silk Road: How to enhance cooperation and integration in      developing the initiative

By Dr. Ernst Stetter, Secretary-General, Foundation for European Progressive  Studies. The 1st Annual Conference  of the Silk Road Think Tank Association, Shenzhen, China, 23 February 2016

China’s Silk Road revival steams ahead as cargo train arrives in Iran. Goods travel 6,462 miles in 14 days as part of efforts to resurrect ancient trade route connecting east with Europe.

By Saeed Kamali Dehghan. TheGuardian, 15 February 2016

Georgia to Build New Silk Road Port

By MarEx. The Maritime Executive, Fort Lauderdale, FL USA, 2016-02-08

One Belt One Road: Insights for Finland. Team Finland Future Watch Report

By Enright, Scott & Associates. Prepared for Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Helsinki, January 2016

The New Silk Road: Assessing Prospects for “Win-Win” Cooperation in Central Asia

By Siyao Li, Asian Economies Research Intern at American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC. Cornell International Affairs Review, 2016, Vol. 9 No. 1

Is China’s Silk Road Coming to Europe? Not So Fast

China’s attempts to extend the New Silk Road westward have encountered problems.
By Andrew Witthoeft, EU affairs advisor. The Diplomat, Tokyo, Japan, January 29, 2016

U.S. Policy Toward Central Asia 3.0

By Dr. Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Associate; Richard Sokolsky, Senior Associate; Paul Stronski, Senior Associate. Carnegie Endovment for International Piece, Russia and Eurasia Program, paper, January 25, 2016

China’s new Silk Road: Risks and challenges

By LIU Mingkang, MBA, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Global Economics and Finance, Chinese University of Hong Kong & Wenzhi LU, Research Assistant, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Himalayan Times, Kathmandu, Nepal, January 19, 2016

The Belt and Road Initiative

HKTDC SME Centre, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Jan 2016

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Dr. Klaus Schwab, Professor, Founder and Executive Chairman. World Economic Forum, January 14, 2016.
Slovene language translation (Četrta industrijska revolucija) by Igor Pauletič, published by ProdX, d. o. o. Šenčur, February 2017, pp 201

Co-Driving the New Silk Road

By Dr. Michael Schaefer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, BMW Foundation. Berlin Policy Journal January/February 2016, January 12, 2016

Riding the New Silk Highway: New Road Connects Europe and Asia

By Wade Shepard, Founder and Editor. Vagabond Journey, January 5, 2016

DHL lays tracks for new Silk Road with China-Turkey rail corridor

Deutsche Post – DHL, Shanghai, 12/18/2015

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The New Silk Road: A Path to Regional Security?

Posted by the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs – A Forum for Discussion of Central Asia’s Relationship with the European Union, paper (pp21), 18.12.2015

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The New Silk Road Increases the Strategic Importance of Karelia

By Sakari Linden. Saker Analytics, LLC, December 17, 2015

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The Third High Level Think Tanks Symposium of China and Central & Eastern European Countries in Beijing on 16 December 2015

By The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Beijing, China, December 21 2015

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Is China’s ‘Belt and Road’ a Strategy? When is a strategy not a strategy?

By Dr. Xie Tao, Professor of Political Science, School of English and International Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University. The Diplomat, December 16, 2015

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Will China Promote Autocracy along its New Silk Road?

By Dr. Mark Chou, Associate Professor of Politics & Octavia Bryant, Teaching Assistant in Politics, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York, December 14, 2015

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The EU and Central Asia: Developing Transport and Trade

By Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Research Professor & Chairman; Dr. Svante E. Cornell, Associate Research Professor & Director. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute – CACI & Silk Road Studies Program. The CACI Analyst, December 10, 2015

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The China/Central and Eastern Europe summit: a new vision of cooperation, old instruments

By Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski, Assistant Professor; Jakub Jakóbowski, Joanna Hyndle-Hussein, Senior Fellow. Centre for Eastern Studies – OSW, Warsaw, Poland, 2015-12-02

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State of the Digital Region 2015 – Leveraging a Digital Baltic Sea Region

By Joakim Lundblad, PhD student in Economic Geography and Innovation Studies & Dr. Martin Andersson, Professor of Innovation Studies, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy – CIRCLE, Lund University, pp 48, November 2015

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The Economics of the Silk Road Economic Belt.
Proceedings of a 20 October 2015 workshop on the Silk Road Economic Belt, its logic and impact

By Sarah Lain, Research Fellow and Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies. Conference Reports, Central and South Asia, China, International Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute – RUSI, 27 November 2015

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China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Reaches Europe
China will build railways and ports in Central and Eastern Europe as part of its “Silk Road Economic Belt.”

By Shannon Tiezzi, Managing Editor. The Diplomat, international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region, Tokyo, Japan, November 26, 2015

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The Suzhou Guidelines for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, 2015/11/24

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Is There a Place for the West Along China’s New Silk Road?

By Pepe Escobar, correspondent for Asia Times and analyst for the Real News. The Nation, New York, November 23, 2015

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Central, Eastern Europe’s road to benefits

By the contributions of:
Dr. Liu Minru, Associate Researcher in Central Compilation & Translation Bureau, Communist Party of China and  Visiting Scholar, Institute for Security & Development Policy, Sweden;
Katrina Iljinsk, Head of International Relations, The Baltic Forum & Consultant to the SDP “Concord” Parliamentary Group, Parliament of Latvia;
Dr. Katarzyna Anna Nawrot, Assistant Professor, Poznan University of Economics & Member, Commitee of Future Studies, Polish Academy of Social Sciences;
Dr. Iulia Monica Oehler-Sincai, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for World Economy, Romanian Academy
China Daily USA, 15-11-25

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Why Europe can’t afford to ignore China’s New Silk Road

By André Loesekrug-Pietri, Chairman, Paulina Foundation, Founder of A CAPITAL and a Young Global Leader; Dr. Michael Schaefer, Chairman of the Board, BMW Foundation; Dr. Wei SHEN, Professor of International Business & Director, Confucius Institute, Lancaster University. World Economic Forum, Nov 16 2015

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Apparently the EU Digital Single Market passes necessarily from China’s Digital Silk Road

China-Europe Investment & Connectivity Cooperation Forum. Committee of Regions, Brussels on 09 November, By China-EU relations, November 12, 2015

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5 things to know about the New Silk Road

By Andrew Chakhoyan, Director, Government Relations, VimpelCom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. World Economic Forum, Nov 10 2015

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Meeting with European Commission DG GROW Deputy Director General Antti Peltomaki on Eu-China Regulatory Dialogue, Beijing

European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, 2015-11-10

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A new Silk Road – China’s soft power

By Dr. Sven Grimm, Senior Researcher. German Development Institute – GDI, Bonn & Extraordinary Associate Professor, Centre for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The Current Column (2015), 9 November 2015

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Repaving the Silk Road: China hopes reviving Eurasian trade will do the same for its economy

By Graham Norris, Senior Director of Communications. AmCham China, 06 November, 2015

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All Aboard the China-Europe Express

The future of Chinese cooperation with Central Europe is being shaped by the Silk Road Economic Belt

By Liu Zuokui, Director, Department of Central and Eastern European Studies, Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & Visiting Scholar, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Peking University. Visegrad Insight, Visegrad Group, November 6th, 2015

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PM Abe’s new thrust to Japan’s Central Asian strategy

By Dr. K.V. Kesavan, Professor & Distinguished Fellow. Observer Research Foundation, Delhi, India, 02 November 2015

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One Belt One Road aims Win-win and Development; “Five Silk Road Projects” Urges Innovation and Cooperation

By Lu Jiangzhong, Chairman, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce & Vice Chairman, China Chamber of International Commerce & Chairman, Tang West Market Group, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. 29th Confederation Conference, Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry – CACCI, November 2, 2015

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Western Europe Is Missing the Boat on China’s Silk Road. The opportunity is there, but will Western Europe seize it?

By Sarah Lain, Research Fellow of Russian Studies. Royal United Services Institute – RUSI, London. The Diplomat, October 26, 2015

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The Silk Road – Old and New
China seeks to break out geo-strategically through its ambitious new Silk Road project, redolent of historic trade and romance

By Dr. Nayan Chanda, Director of Publications, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization & Editor, YaleGlobal Online, 26 October 2015

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China’s new Silk Road to the West is an opportunity Britain must grasp

By Sir John Peace, Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank. The Telegraph, 25 Oct 2015

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Danube: Future White Paper on Integrated Sustainable Development of the Danube River Basin

A research community-based White Paper on research and capacity building needs, challenges and opportunities for the development of the sustainability-oriented knowledge society of the Danube River Basin. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Wien Graz & University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, 2015 (disseminated on October 22, 2015)
Coordinating lead authors:
Dr. Verena Winiwarter, Professor & Dean, Faculty for Interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Wien Graz, Institute of Social Ecology, Project Coordinator of the Danube:Future project
Dr. Gertrud Haidvogl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, Deputy-Coordinator of the Danube:Future project

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Conference Call: Time to give up on the New Silk Road?

By Clare Nuttall, Southeast Europe Editor. bne IntelliNews Magazine, Beverly, Massachusetts, October 19, 2015

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Austria, China have massive potential for cooperation on new Silk Road: official

Xinhua, 2015-10-17

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The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads

By Dr. Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and former President of the European Union Commission & Dr. David Gosset, Professor and Director, Academia Sinica Europaea at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), founder of the Euro-China Forum and of the New Silk Road Initiative. The WorldPost 10/16/2015

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Bucharest Forum 2015: Facing a Perfect Storm – Perspectives for Europe’s Neighbourhood Vision

Aspen Institute, Bucharest, Romania, October 15-16, 2015

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Tbilisi Silk Road Forum

A joint effort by the Government of Georgia, the Government of People’s Republic of China and the Asian Development Bank. Tbilisi, Georgia, October 15-16, 2015

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China’s New Silk Road Initiative

By Zhao Minghao, Research Fellow, China Center for Contemporary World Studies. Instituto Affari Internazionali – IAI, Rome, Italy, 10 October 2015

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Kazakhstan’s revival of the Silk Road Initiative: the challenges ahead

By Dr. Rafis Abazov, Visiting Professor, Al Farabi Kazakh National University & Director,  MDP/Global Classroom Program. The CACI Analyst, October 8th, 2015

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The New Baku International Seaport: A Nexus for the New Silk Road

By Dr. Vusal Gasimli, Chief of the Department of Economic Analysis and Global Affairs, Center for Strategic Studies (SAM), Baku, Azerbaijan. Eurasia Daily Monitor, Volume: 12 Issue: 178, Jamestown Foundation, Washington, DC, October 2, 2015

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Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative Opportunities and Risks

By Ariella Viehe, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C; Aarthi Gunasekaran, Research Assistant; Hanna Downing. Center for American Progress, September 22, 2015

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Bridging the Sino-U.S. ‘Digital Divide’.
Overcoming bilateral tensions for an agreement on new U.S.-China Cyber Silk Road would provide staggering commercial and technological opportunities

By Dr. Donald J. Lewis, Research Fellow at Stanford Law School & Dr. Robert Rogowsky, Professor and Chair of the International Trade and Economy Diplomacy Program, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. CaixinOnline, Caixin Media Company Limited, Beijing, China, 09.22.2015

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European Perspectives on China’s New Silk Road

International Workshop. Brussels, 14-15 September 2015, Location: European Economic and Social Committee

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Huawei and Deutsche Telekom work on “Digital Silk Road”

By Deutsche Telekom AG Bonn, Germany, Sep 14, 2015

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The new Silk Road. China’s latest wave of globalisers will enrich their country—and the world

Special report: Business in China. The Economist, September 12th 2015

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Is the Czech Republic China’s New ‘Bridge to Europe’?

By Richard Q. Turcsányi, Deputy Director, Institute of Asian Studies/CENAA, Slovakia & Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels. The Diplomat, September 12, 2015

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Cooperation between China and Russia in the frames of “Economic course of Silk Road” was discussed in NSUEM

By Tatyana Elistratova. NSUEM Press Office, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (NSUEM), 09.09.2015

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Soft diplomacy along the New Silk Road

By Dr. Eugene Sebastian, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Business International at RMIT,  University of Melbourne & Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Chief Knowledge Officer, Senior Director of Strategic Development, World Education Services, New York, USA. University World News, 21 August 2015

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China’s New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across Eurasia

By Fu Ying, Chairperson of Foreign Affairs Committee, National People’s Congress. The WorldPost 07/31/2015

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The New Silk Road, A Chinese-style “New Deal”. The Economic and Geopolitical Consequences

Global Research, July 31, 2015

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Why China goes to Europe

By Dr. Jonathan D. Pollack, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies & Philippe Le Corre, Visiting Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe. The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, July 29, 2015

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China’s Silk Road goes global: from dream to reality

By Augusto Soto.  Strategic Culture Foundation, Online Journal, 22.07.2015

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Advantage Analysis of Industrial Space of the Silk Road Economic Belt

By Jinhuang Mao. Northwest University for Nationalities, China. Global Journal of Management and Business Research: B Economics and Commerce. Global Journals Inc., Wakefield, Massachusetts. Volume 15 Issue 1 Version 1.0 Year 2015

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New Silk Road: Pros and Cons for Russia

By Sofia Pale, Ph.D. Candidate of Historical Sciences, Researcher. Center for South-East Asia, Australia and Oceania, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. Journal New Eastern Outlook, Moscow, 10.7.2015

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Mackinder Reincarnates–Now Hungary Joins Silk Road

By F William Engdahl, strategic risk consultant & lecturer. New Eastern Outlook, July 9, 2015

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Silk Road initiative connects countries on path of prosperity

By Joseph Catanzaro, Ren Qi, Chen Jia and Bu Han. The Indian Express, Telegraph Media Group, 03 July 2015

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EU-China: Shaping a shared future

Editors: Shada Islam, Director of Policy & Sophia Kabir, M.Sc., Programme Manager. Friends of Europe, Brussels. The Europe-China Forum 2015, 30 June

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Hungary: the flagship of China in Europe?

By Gatien Du Bois, Secretary General & Magdi Birtha. Nouvelle Europe, 29 June 2015

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Bridging ties with the New Silk Road

By Srinivasan Ramani. The Hindu, June 29, 2015

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The EU and China: A solid partnership

Speech by President Juncker at the EU-China Business Summit, Brussels, 29 June 2015

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The way forward after forty years of EU-China cooperation

EU-China Summit joint statement, Brussels, 29 June, 2015

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7th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism and 1st Tourism Ministerial Meeting on the Silk Road Economic Belt

Xi’an, China, 8 – 20 June 2015. Silk Road Programme, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Madrid, Spain

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Joint Statement of the Heads of Government of the Visegrad Group Countries.

Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group meeting in Bratislava on June 19, 2015

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Will others join Hungary on China’s New Silk Road?

By Janne Suokas, Senior Editor. GBTimes Oy Ltd., Tampere, Finland, 2015/06/15

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University collaboration takes the Silk Road route

By Yojana Sharma, Editor for Asia. University World News – UWN, Higher Education Web Publishing Ltd, London, 12 June 2015

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The New Silk Road – China’s Answer for Europe’s Needs

By Adam Minter. Bloomberg View, gCaptain, June 12, 2015

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China’s Silk Road in Europe: Not Just Hungary

By Shannon Tiezzi, Associate Editor. The Diplomat, international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region, June 09, 2015

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China, Israel, and the New Silk Road

By Dr. Jean-Michel Valantin, Lead Senior Analyst. The Red (Team) Analysis Society, June 8, 2015

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The Maritime Silk Road Initiative and the Mediterranean: Strategies, tactics and challenges

By Sotiris Theofanis, port and logistics expert & Dr. Maria Boile, Research Director, Hellenic Institute of Transport Athens Branch, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. PortNet, 28 May 2015

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China’s New Roads to Russia

By F. William Engdahl, strategic risk consultant and lecturer. New Eastern Outlook, 28.05.2015

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China’s New Silk Road: Implications for the US

By Dr. Shuaihua Wallace Cheng, Founder and Managing Director. ICTSD China, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Fudan University & Yale World Fellow in 2015. YaleGlobal, 28 May 2015

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The New Silk Road: A Visionary Dream For The 21st Century

By Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Contributor. Forbes, 5/27/2015

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Iron Silk Road: Dream or Reality?

By Dr. Selçuk Çolakoğlu, Professor & Vice President of International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) & Emre Tunç Sakaoğlu. The Journal of Turkish Weekly, May 26, 2015

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Asia-Europe dedicated block trains could offer new options for global shippers

By Ken Mark , Canadian Shipper, May 25, 2015

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Building the New Silk Road

By James McBride. Online Writer/Editor, Economics, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), New York, NY, May 25, 2015

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Port Hinterland Connectivity

By Olaf Merk, Administrator, Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum, OECD, Paris, France & Dr. Theo Notteboom, Professor, Transportation Management College, Dalian Maritime University, China. International Transport Forum, OECD. Discussion Paper No. 2015-13, May 23, 2015

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How useful is the new Silk Road for freight?

By Peter Ollier. Bulk Distributor Magazine, May 18, 2015

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Chinese Provinces Aim to Find Their Place Along New Silk Road

By Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga. refWorld, Jamestown Foundation, 15 May 2015

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Can China’s New Silk Road End Greece’s Economic Tragedy?

By Dr. Zhang Lihua, Resident Scholar, Professor, Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University & Vasilis Trigkas.  Carnegie-Tsinghua Center For Global Policy, May 11, 2015

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China’s Growing Presence in Georgia

China looks set to become a genuine player in Georgia and the South Caucasus. By Michael Cecire, Black Sea regional analyst and an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The Dioplomat, May 06, 2015

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China’s New Silk Road and EU-China Relations

Editors: Jing MEN, Professor & Chairholder of the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations and Director; Dr. Anna Katharina STAHL, Research Fellow; Annika LINCK, Research Assistant. InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations & EU-China Research Centre, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe, Bruges, May 5, 2015

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The European Union’s China Policy: Priorities and Strategies for the New Commission

By Guy de Jonquières, Senior Fellow. European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels, April 2015

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Taking the new Silk Road to a better class of healthcare

By Cui Jia. China Daily, 2015-04-30

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What are the prospects for the new Chinese-led Silk Road and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

By Dr. Mario Esteban, Senior Analyst for Asia-Pacific & Dr. Miguel Otero-Iglesias, Senior Analyst for the International Political Economy. Elcano Royal Institute, April 17, 2015

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China on Central-Eastern Europe: ‘16+1’ as seen from Beijing

By Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski, Senior Fellow. Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich – OSW, Warsaw, 2015-04-14

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Asia blues: AIIB and the New Silk Road

By Steen Jakobsen, Chief Economist and CIO, Saxo Bank A/S. Trend, Baku, Azerbaijan, 3 April 2015

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A Fiber-Optic Silk Road. China’s Silk Road initiative has profound implications for cyberspace, as well as for physical infrastructure

By Nadège Rolland, Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). The Diplomat, April 02, 2015

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China, Europe and the Maritime Silk Road

By Dr. Frans-Paul van der Putten, Senior Research Fellow & Minke Meijnders, Project Assistant. Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, AB The Hague, March 2015

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Asia’s New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny

Boao Forum for Asia – BFA, Annual Conference Report. Deloitte, March 2015, pp 70

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Chinese Economic Diplomacy: New Initiatives. Policy Report

By Dr. Zha Daojiong, Professor of International Political Economy, School of International Studies, Peking University. S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 2015

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Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road

National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, March 28, 2015

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China’s Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road

By David Gosset, Senior Research Associate and Deputy Director for European Relations & Director, Academia Sinica Europaea, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, Beijing & Accra & Founder, Euro-China Forum
The World Post, a Partnership of the Huffinton Post and Berggruen Institute, USA, March 28, 2015

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China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

By Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz. The World Financial Review, March 26, 2015

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Mapping the New Silk Road

By Douglas Bulloch. CKGSB Knowledge, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Beijing, China, March 24, 2015

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China Going West: The Silk Road to Bring Beijing out of the Shadows

By Igor Denisov, Senior Research Fellow, Center for East Asian and Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies, Institute for International Studies at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s MGIMO University
Russia in Global Affairs, published by Foreign policy research foundation, 19 March 2015

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Rhetoric and Reality — Xi Jinping’s Australia Policy

By Neil Thomas, Project Officer. Australian Centre on China in the World, , ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University, 15 March 2015

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U.S. New Silk Road Initiative Needs Urgent Renewal

By Dr. Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director, Hudson Institute Center for Political-Military Analysis. The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Transatlantic Research and Policy Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington DC, March 6, 2015

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Carriage of Trade – Railway from Chongqing opens new Silk Road to Europe

Macauhub news service, March 6, 2015

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Tourism Visa Openness Report for the Silk Road Countries

Report prepared for the 4th UNWTO Silk Road Ministers’ Meeting, ITB Berlin, 5 March 2014

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China’s Silk Road dream falls into place with US$40 billion fund

By Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Teddy Ng. South China Morning Post, 17 February, 2015

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China’s Silk Road dream falls into place with US$40 billion fund

By Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Teddy Ng. South China Morning Post, 17 February, 2015

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China’s New Silk Road

By Nadège Rolland, Senior Project Director for Political and Security Affairs. National Bureau of Asian Research, Seattle, February 12, 2015

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The New Silk Road: a versatile instrument in China’s policy

By Dr. Marcin Kaczmarski, Senior Fellow Analyst, Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), Warsaw & University of Warsaw, Institute of International Relations Department, February 10, 2015

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China’s Silk Road dream falls into place with US$40 billion fund

By Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Teddy Ng. South China Morning Post, 17 February, 2015

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China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

By Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing. The World Financial Review, January 25, 2015

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Collaborative Innovation Center of Silk Road Economic Belt Research started by XJTU

Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2015-01-23

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The New Silk Road Post-2014: Challenges and Opportunities

By Nisha Desai Biswal, Assistant Secretary. Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, The Woodrow Wilson Center. Washington, DC, U.S. Department of State, Diplomacy in Action, January 22, 2015

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Economic Zones and Infrastructure on China’s Silk Road

By Sara Hsu. The Diplomat, January 21, 2015

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Silk Roads old and new – China’s soft power

By Graeme Mackay. International Business Times, January 16, 2015

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How China’s Balkan Silk Road Can Resurrect South Stream

By Andrew Korybko (USA) ), political analyst and journalist. Oriental Review, January 14, 2015

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Silk Road Rail: A Look At The World’s Longest Rail Route That Links China With Spain

By Henry Ridgwell. EMerging Equity,  January 11, 2015

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China’s New Silk Road Takes Shape in Central and Eastern Europe

By: Dr. Dragan Pavlicevic. China Brief Volume: 15 Issue: 1 January 9, 2015

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The Chinese are Coming: Beijing in the Balkans and Eastern Europe

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark. Global Research, January 04, 2015

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The new China-Europe connection: how China’s new Silk Road strategy will change the face of the world

By Pepe Escobar, Energy Post, December 23, 2014

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Belgrade Meeting. The Third Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European Countries

Branka Djukic, CEO. Tanjug News Agency, Belgrade, Serbia, December 16-17, 2014

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Written Interview with Media from Central and Eastern European Countries by Premier Li Keqiang

By Li Keqiang. Embassy of the Peoples Republic China in the Republic of Slovenia, 2014-12-16

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Silk Road gets closer to reality: China, Kazakhstan to strengthen cargo capacity at two railway ports

By Zhang Yunbi. China Daily, 2014-12-15

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Silk Roads initiatives enters new phase: think tank

Editor Xiang Bo. XinhuaNet, 2014-12-15

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China and the CEE Look for New Development Opportunities

By Justyna Szczudlik-Tatar, The Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs, December 12, 2014

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New Silk Road, from Kazakhstan to UAE

By Kairat Lama-Sharif, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the UAE. Opinions, Astana Times, 3 December 2014

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Aid for eTrade: Accelerating the Global eCommerce Revolution

By Dr. Kati Suominen, Adjunct Fellow, Europe Program. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, United States, November 2014

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New Silk Road Will Spread Benefits to Everyone

By Zhou Li, China Daily, November 19, 2014

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Silk Road as a Tool to Facilitate Europe-China and Intra-Europe Ties

By Justyna Szczudlik-Tatar, Friends of Europe, November 13, 2014

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Narrowing US-China Perception Gap on “Silk Road” Proposals

By Zhai Kun, China-US Focus, November 13, 2014

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Regional Development Cooperation Strategy 2015 – 2019

USAID/Central Asia, October 2014

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China’s Railway Diplomacy in the Balkans

By Dragan Pavlicevic. Ph.D., Jamestown Foundation, China Brief Volume: 14 Issue: 20, October 23, 2014

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Shared Destiny: New Silk Road between China and Europe

By Gudrun Wacker, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Research Division Asia, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, 4 October 2014,

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Silk Road Economic Belt: A Dynamic New Concept for Geopolitics in Central Asia

By Pan Zhiping, China Institute of International Studies – CIIS, September 18, 2014

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The Role of Central and Eastern Europe in the Building of Silk Road Economic Belt

By Liu Zuokui. China Institute of International Studies – CIIS, September 18, 2014

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Reflections on Maritime Partnership: Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

By Liu Cigui, China Institute of International Studies, September 15, 2014

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Report on the 2nd High Level Symposium of Think Tanks of the People’s Republic of China and Central and Eastern European Countries

Bled, Slovenia. Department for Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreighn Affairs, Republic of Slovenia, 2 and 3 September 2014, pp 29

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Joining the new Silk Road

By Wong Joon San, Sunday Daily Asia, Friday, July 11, 2014,

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Reviving the ancient Silk Road: China’s new economic diplomacy

China seeks to mollify the concerns of its neighbours with a different approach. By John Wong, July 9, 2014

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Godehardt, Nadine: Chinas »neue« Seidenstraßeninitiative Regionale Nachbarschaft als Kern der chinesischen Außenpolitik unter Xi Jinping

SWP-Studie – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. Berlin, Juni 2014

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China’s way: the new Silk Road

By Camille Brugier, Junior Analyst. European Union Institute for Security Studies – EUISS, May 2014

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China’s way: the New Silk Road

By Camille Brugier. European Union Institute for Security Studies, May 16, 2014

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China’s ‘New Silk Road’ Vision Revealed: A new series in Xinhua offers the clearest vision yet of China’s ambitious “New Silk Road

”By Shannon Tiezzi. The Diplomat, May 09, 2014

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U.S. Support for the New Silk Road

U.S. Department of State, 2014

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The Modern Silk Road: One Way or Another?

By Ussal Sahbaz. GMD – The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, January 2014

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New Rail Links to Boost China’s Western Access: This new Silk Road is to be made of steel, with overland connections energizing Central Asia

By Rashad Karimov. The Diplomat, December 27, 2013

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China’s New Silk Road Diplomacy

By Justyna Szczudlik – Tatar, Analyst, International Economic Relations and Global Issues Programme, Polish Institute of International Affairs, PISM Policy Paper no. 34, December 11, 2013

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China ‘Marches West’ — To Europe

China’s outreach to Eastern Europe adds a new leg to the “New Silk Road”. By Shannon Tiezzi. The Diplomat, November 27, 2013

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The United States and the New Silk Road

Remarks by Lynne M. Tracy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Department of State, Washington, DC, October 25, 2013

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The United States and the New Silk Road

U.S. Department of State. Diplomacy in Action, 2013-10-25

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The New Silk Road Initiatives in Central Asia

By Vladimir Fedorenko. Rethink Institute, Washington DC, Rethink Paper 10, August 2013, pp 36

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The New Silk Road Strategy: Implications for Economic Development in Central Asia

Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe: U.S. Helsinki Commission, Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Modern-Day Silk Road Optimizes HP’s Supply Chain

By HP Next Team, July 22, 2013

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Think Nordic & Baltic – Business Opportunities on your Doorstep, 2013-2014

Prepared and issued in conjunction with the UK Trade and Investment & Allurentis Ltd, Surry, United Kingdom, 01-07-2013

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The New Silk Road and Regional Economic Integration

Remarks by Robert O. Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Department of State, Washington, DC, March 13, 2013

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Global Value Chains: Investment and Trade for Development

The 2013 World Investment Report. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). James Zhan (coordinator). Division on Investment and Enterprise, Geneva, Switzerland, pp 264

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Eurasian Cities: New Realities along the Silk Road

Authors: Souleymane Coulibaly, Uwe Deichmann, William R. Dillinger, Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Ioannis N. Kessides, Charles Kunaka, Daniel Saslavsky. Europe and Central Asia Reports. The Worldbank, Washington DC, 2012, pp 296

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March Westwards and a New Look on China’s Grand Strategy

By Minghao Zhao, PhD candidate. Center for International and Strategic Studies, Peking University, October 17. 2012

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