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China's Infrastructure Play

By: Gal Luft
Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
Length: 21 mins
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Over the past three millennia, China has made three attempts to project its economic pow-er westward. The first began in the second century BC, during the Han dynasty, when China’s imperial rulers developed the ancient Silk Road to trade with the far-off residents of Central Asia and the Mediterranean basin; the fall of the Mongol empire and the rise of European maritime trading eventually rendered that route obsolete. In the fifteenth century AD, the maritime expeditions of Admiral Zheng He connected Ming-dynasty China to the littoral states of the Indian Ocean. But China’s rulers recalled Zheng’s fleet less than three decades after it set out, and for the rest of imperial history, they devoted most of their at-tention to China’s neighbors to the east and south.

"China's Infrastructure Play" is from the September/October 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs.

©2016 Foreign Affairs (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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