Re­viv­ing the An­cient Silk Road Kash­gar as a key point in China’s am­bi­tious plan

Asian Geographic - - Front Page - BY ZIGOR ALDAMA

Once a cul­tural pil­lar of Cen­tral Asia and a key point in the leg­endary Silk Road, Kash­gar is to­day un­der­go­ing a so­cio-po­lit­i­cal and eco­nom­i­cal facelift, even as the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment is look­ing to re­vive the an­cient com­mer­cial artery as a way of ex­pand­ing its in­flu­ence across the re­gion.

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