On this episode I interview Charles Stevens, who as part of the New Silk Road Project (www.newsilkroadproject.com) traveled over 10,000 miles on the "Silk Road Economic Belt" in a Jeep. Along the way he interviewed different local and Chinese stakeholders who are building, analyzing and using the new Chinese financed and built infrastructure. If you are looking for more on-the-ground stories of what is happening along the Belt, this episode is for you.
1) China Steps Out: Beijing's Major Power Engagement with the Developing World - edited by Joshua Eisenman and Eric Heginbotham
2) The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
Anything written by Hannah Ryder twitter: @hmryder
Specifically "My New Year's Resolution: Why I'm Banning "The West"
Follow what Charles and the New Silk Road Project are doing @onebeltproject
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