Former Foreign Secretary, India
The 21st Century Silk Road
The Roman Empire was built around roads, the foundations of which still exist today. The British Empire was based on a mastery of the sea lanes, railways and the telegraph. The Chinese project of the 21st century Silk Road, also known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) comprises rail, road and maritime links. It is the possibility of a Chinese empire that causes concern. I want to pose four questions;
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