China’s Silk Road Ambitions Reach London as Beijing Champions Global Free Trade

January 24, 2017 11:41 AM
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The first-ever direct China to Britain freight train pulled into London last week - the latest milestone in China's ambitions to redevelop the old ‘Silk Road' trade routes from Asia to Europe. The Chinese government has spoken out strongly in favor of free trade and globalization in the days following the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president - who claims Beijing's trade policies have damaged the American economy.