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seneca Post time: 2017-5-15 23:44
Nonsense. China never was "superior" to Europe technologically or otherwise. It has alwaysbeen a E ...

I suggest you do a search for early Chinese technology and seafaring. Around 1400 China led Europe in these; but mandarins blocked further progress and forced isolationism.
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This post was edited by abcfirst at 2017-5-17 13:40

THE SILK ROAD SHOULD NOT BE CONCEIVED AS A ROAD BUT AS A CHAIN MADE UP OF HUNDREDS OF LINKS.

In short, instead of asking oneself how to build a network of roads connecting Xian with say Rome or Damascus, China should ask herself what segments between major trading outposts need to be built that can generate immediate benefits to these TWO cities, with the requirement that the ends of their TWIN CITY HIGHWAYS must have a viable economic reason to be joined to the ends of other TWIN CITY HIGHWAYS.  The Silk Chain thus will consist of roads between pairs of cities, thousands of pairs of cities in fact would be needed to complete the entire Silk Road.

By focusing on what is viable and even profitable first, joining cities to one another that provide immediate commercial benefits to these cities, China can build the whole chain, not one link at a time, but ALL LINKS AT THE SAME TIME.  

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seneca Post time: 2017-5-15 09:05
OK. But Japan is a BIG player in global markets, in the arts, in culture, in everything. China is  ...

Japan is a doggie while china is a lion. the west of cause like pets

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This post was edited by Chinaman2017 at 2017-5-17 15:54

seneca, do you think south africa could do a better job?

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As to OBOR, the west has only 2 options, either follow up or be left behind. Regardless of their intention on estimating china's intention.

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