The New Silk Road

The New Silk Road is the name for China's trillion-dollar plan to create new trading routes and expand its ambitions of global leadership. In this four-episode series, Anthony Morse journeys to Pakistan, Egypt and Iran as it tracks the huge infrastructure projects and soft-power cultural moves that are spearheading China's bold new economic diplomacy in the region.

Episodes

Air Date: October 30, 2018 - 47:46
China's investments in Egypt aim to push it towards political and social stability, with the goal of making Cairo a gateway to African markets.
Air Date: October 30, 2018 - 47:34
The New Silk Road megaproject has enormous implications for Iran, where strengthened ties to China could transform the country.
Air Date: October 23, 2018 - 47:13
Can Beijing and Islamabad overcome political and security challenges to make the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a reality?
Air Date: October 23, 2018 - 45:03
The first episode explores an enduring historical relationship and the motivations behind Beijing's astonishing new trade initiatives.