Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The Silk Road, renamed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is developing infrastructure along land and sea trade routes. However, little is known about China’s initiative...Show More Summary
From a stalled Indonesian rail project to an insurgency-threatened economic corridor in Pakistan, China's push to revive Silk Road trade routes is running into problems that risk tarnishing the economic crown jewel of Xi Jinping's presidency. Show More Summary
The Brooklyn-based ensemble the Knights bombed when it was in residence at the Ojai Music Festival in 2014. Although the chamber orchestra has friends in high places through its association with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble, there was noticeable annoyance among sophisticated patrons who...
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University ) The Silk Road International School of Engineering (SRISE) jointly set up by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is to launch its first university-industry collaboration project. Show More Summary
Shaun Bridges is the disgraced ex-Secret Service Agent who pleaded guilty to stealing bitcoin from online drug dealers while he was investigating the Silk Road; he's serving a 71-month sentence and has just had two years added to it after he pleaded guilty to stealing more bitcoin after his guilty plea, while he was out on bail (more…)
Shaun Bridges, the 35-year-old Secret Service agent from Baltimore who was sentenced to 71 months in prison in 2016 for stealing over $US800,000 ($1,042,101) in Bitcoin during a US government investigation into notorious deep-web market Silk Road, has been sentenced to an additional two years in gaol for money-laundering charges, Reuters reported. More »
Life wasn't always glamorous on the historic trade routes that joined East and West.
The first phase of The IBF Silk Road Championship Tournament started in Macau, China at the Wynn Palace on Friday, October 27 and will continue on October 28. The organization… Read More » The post IBF Kicks off B&R Tournament in Macau appeared first on fightnews.com.
Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, China's Belt and Road Initiative - the New Silk Road - will spark the country's development and turn the dream into reality... It all starts with Hong Kong as a major BRI financing hub. Now...Show More Summary
CNBC's Robert Frank and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera speak exclusively with Silk Road Group’s Giorgi Rtskhiladze and George Ramishvili about President Trump's complicated real estate deal in Georgia that has been under scrutiny since he became president.
This is the second part of this week's five-part blog series on the Evolution of the Textile Industry series. The textile industry has been shaping international business and cultural trends for thousands of years. In fact, ancient Chinese silk was one of the catalysts for the formation of the world’s first international commercial highway. Show More Summary
For one thing, "the evidence, she added, supported the theory that the Viking settlements in the Malar Valley of Sweden were, in fact, a western outpost of the Silk Road that stretched through Russia to silk-producing centers east of the Caspian Sea." But was there a deeper cultural and religious exchange as well?
The Atlantic Council has released a new report on a key Chinese effort to develop infrastructure in Asia and beyond which deserves the attention of policymakers in Washington. Entitled “Silk Road 2.0: US Strategy toward China’s BeltShow More Summary
Where to eat in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, and beyond The Midwest is our center, an enduring hub of transportation and trade, the nation’s Silk Road lined with tracks of steel. Immigrant cultures, both longstanding and recent, nourish...Show More Summary
Manhattan federal prosecutors have seized $48 million from Robert Ulbricht, Silk Road creator.
DURBAN - Products from KwaZulu-Natal will be shown at the Maritime Silk Road International Expo 2017 in Dongguan, China. The expo that starts today and ends on the 24th will showcase various products from the province such as choiceShow More Summary
Federal courthouse in Fresno is set to see a lot of action in coming months.
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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
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