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What an ancient horse breed tells us about the ‘Chinese dream’ [Copy link] 中文

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“Han children should have been tougher and more manly. What harm would I do if buying these horses raises awareness and makes our nationality more courageous and tough?”

Chen said his father was a soldier who marched into Xinjiang in 1949 under general Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, to bring about the area’s incorporation into the People’s Republic of China in the last days of the Chinese civil war.




Chen, who later worked as a miner in the mountains of Altai, said he developed his interest in horses while growing up on the Xinjiang prairie. Horses also were part of his life while he was living in a part of Xinjiang where there were many members of the Kazakh ethnic minority.

He worked as an art editor for a local newspaper before founding the Yema Trading Group in the 1990s. “Yema” means wild horse in Mandarin.


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Chen said Akhal-teke horses played a major role in connecting the countries along the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Xi Jinping’s major infrastructure plan that revives the original Silk Road.

“There would be no Silk Road, an ancient trading route from China to the Mediterranean Sea, without Zhang Qian, the first diplomat envoy sent by emperor Wu of the Han dynasty to central Asia,” Chen said.

“We don’t have the emperor Wu nor Zhang Qian, but the Silk Road is still there.

“Akhal-teke horses are the ancient element that connects the countries on the [belt and road map].”








This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Billionaire dreams of returning horse breed to greatness



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seneca Post time: 2018-1-29 11:43
Mr Chen is wrong. The so-called "Silk Road" existed long before China did It wasn't a road, it was ...

A path with more people step on would certainly become a road!
Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

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seneca Post time: 2018-1-28 19:43
Mr Chen is wrong. The so-called "Silk Road" existed long before China did It wasn't a road, it was ...

Nobody was there to say one way or the other.
There were paths through North America made by the indigenous people 13,000 years ago.
Why quibble about who made a path first? Nobody knows in the case of the Silk Road.
I'll believe laespanora before I believe what you dug up in your western text books.

It's not surprising you went totally off topic to trumpet your dreams of western superiority.
That's what racists do.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Secretariot was the greatest horse of all time.
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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