Du Huan’s Remarkable Travel Records
The “Belt and Road Initiative” is China’s national strategy. The historic Silk Road is not only an ancient commercial trade route connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, but also a road between the East and the West for economic, political and cultural exchan
In 752, the Abbasid Dynasty (750–1258), a new empire in the Arab world, sent diplomatic envoys to China. This visit marked the start of friendly exchanges between the Abbasid Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty (618–907). In the ensuing years, the ruler of the Abbasid Dynasty sent a largescale diplomatic corps to China each year.
Composed of selected private merchants, doctors, religious figures, scholars and outstanding talents from other walks of life, in addition to special envoys and officials, the