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A Silk Road Marriage

Are cross-cultural marriages the key to integrating a region?

Five Things You Cannot Miss in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tashkent is a fascinating city in the heart of Asia. It was the fourth most populous city in the Soviet Union and a hub of research and learning. But the ancient Silk Road city has an oddly modern look. You’ll also notice that Tashkent seems very well planned out. Show More Summary

Past masters: Saving Afghanistan's artisans from extinction

Ceramics, carpentry, calligraphy and gem cutting: centuries of Afghan craftmanship honed on the ancient Silk Road are being preserved in Kabul, a rare success story for an aid project in the war-torn country that organisers are now hoping to replicate with refugees from Syria. Show More Summary

China moves to curb overseas debt-fueled acquisitions (+ENCOURAGE "NEW SILK ROAD" INVESTMENTS)

The curbs were announced in a document released on Friday by the state council, China's cabinet, in the latest move to halt a string of foreign acquisitions. This week the International Monetary Fund described China's credit-fuelledShow More Summary

Travel to Uzbekistan – Episode 571

Hear about travel to Uzbekistan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Latish Sharma about his travels on the Silk Road to ancient cities including Samarkand. Of his travels to Uzbekistan, Latish says, […] The post Travel to Uzbekistan – Episode...Show More Summary

Geneticists trace humble apple's exotic lineage all the way to the Silk Road

The fruit’s evolutionary history has been unpicked for the first time by studying a range of wild and cultivated apples from China to North America It is a lunchbox staple so ubiquitous as to have become mundane. But the apple we know today is the fruit of an extraordinary journey, researchers have revealed. Show More Summary

Director-General leads WHO delegation to the Belt and Road Forum for Health Cooperation

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will lead WHO’s delegation to the Belt and Road High Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: Towards a Health Silk Road to be held in Beijing, 18–19 August 2017, as part of his first official...Show More Summary

New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk Road

(Boyce Thompson Institute) New research out of Boyce Thompson Institute reveals surprising insights into the genetic exchange along the Silk Road that brought us the modern apple.

New genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the Silk Road

Centuries ago, the ancient networks of the Silk Road facilitated a political and economic openness between the nations of Eurasia. But this network also opened pathways for genetic exchange that shaped one of the world's most popular fruits: the apple. Show More Summary

DunHuang Tea

2 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The recent heat wave could have brought back memories of a few indelible summers, but it evoked most vividly the visit to last year’s Cave Temples of DunHuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road exhibition at the Getty Center. The first MoGao Cave Temple, located in Gansu Province’s DunHuang City, … Continue reading ? The post DunHuang Tea appeared first on T Ching.

Silk Roadblock

Max Whittaker/Silk Road Silk Road musicians like Kinan Azmeh, performing here with Cristina Pato, have had their ability to travel freely impeded by American and British immigration authroities.  This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Show More Summary

Luscious eco-resort design in China inspired by the Silk Road

An existing native village in China is being transformed into a modern eco-resort that offers a variety of activities and spaces. Architects Jean Pierre HEIM and Carolyn HEIM of HEIMdesign approached the redesign of Sasseur eco-tourist village using "One Belt, One Road" development strategy that focuses on connectivity and cooperation among China and the rest of the world.[...]

Paw power: China plans 100 panda-shaped solar plants on new Silk Road

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - In a country where you can find everything from chopsticks to slippers designed to look like pandas, one Chinese energy company is going a step further by building 100 solar farms shaped like the bears along the route of the ambitious Belt and Road initiative.

The last big dark market left online may already be compromised

The Silk Road, Silk Road 2.0, AlphaBay, and Hansa: These are the dark-web marketplaces shuttered by law enforcement, leaving online buyers and sellers of drugs, weapons, and who knows what else scrambling to find the next online bazaar...Show More Summary

Feds Shut Down AlphaBay; Sessions Warns Criminals "You Cannot Hide" On Dark Web

More than three years after the FBI shut down the Silk Road, the pioneering dark-web marketplace for drugs and illegal goods, the FBI and DEA – working with international law-enforcement agencies - have busted two more dark-web marketplaces...Show More Summary

The FBI just took down AlphaBay, an online black market for drugs that was 10 times bigger than Silk Road

The biggest black market on the so-called "dark net," AlphaBay, has been taken down by authorities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.  AlphaBay connected drug vendors with people seeking drugs like fentanyl and heroin,...Show More Summary

Reporter’s Notebook: Dodging Chinese Police in Kashgar, a Silk Road Oasis Town

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

On a final reporting trip, The Times’s Beijing bureau chief returned to a city on China’s western edge, home to a mostly Sunni Muslim population.

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