By K.N. Pandita
The historic Silk Road, once the most fabulous trade, commerce and cultural conduit between China and the world westward, is, in all probability, taking a new skin in next one decade and half. It is going to be replaced by China’s Pan-Asian Railway Plan, which, when made fully functional, is likely to transform traditional history, geography, politics, culture, life and trade of the vast Eurasian region.
Contemplating an ambitious plan of high speed Pan-Asian railway reflects in practical terms China’s innovation of addressing chronic global economic and political issues in paradigm different from those found in the desk-book rules of capitalist powers. China has discovered equitable and just bilateral and multi-lateral trade relations among nations as potential instrument of defusing acrimony among them. This is to usher in a new world order different from the one forged in the economic workshop of the US and her western allies. Continue Reading…