Sep 20, 2017 10:55 AM

Opinion: China’s Belt and Road Treats Trade as Driver of International Governance

By Hu Shuli

Trade has always been a driving force in boosting international relations, be it in ancient Greece, following the discovery of the New World by Columbus, or after the Industrial Revolution. Its role is even more significant in today’s age of information technology.

China’s recent “Belt and Road” initiative, which borrows from the idea of the ancient Silk Road trade routes, is set to complement and improve current international governance structures, particularly structures supporting international trade.

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