Articles tagged “Silk Road”

Rail

Malaysia May Revive China-Backed High-Speed Rail Project

Malaysia has been a tease. For months it has hinted that if China reduced the price tag by billions, it might once again support a high-speed rail project that is central to China's push into Southeast Asia. Hopefully, a deal will be announced soon.

Malaysia May Revive China-Backed High-Speed Rail Project

Rail

Malaysia to Kill $20 Billion Train Project in a Blow to China

The Malaysian government will likely cancel The East Coast Rail Link — which would connect Malaysia to Thailand — due to a price tag that's been spiraling upward. While new transport infrastructure is usually good, emerging economies must choose projects with care.

Malaysia to Kill $20 Billion Train Project in a Blow to China

Tourism

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential

Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan meet chicken-and-egg. An effort to revive the old Silk Road could mean huge tourism potential for those countries whose economies for so long were dependent on natural resources, especially as outbound Chinese travel grows. But how projects and the timing line up will play a huge role.

Central Asia’s New Silk Road Offers Vast Tourism Potential
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Tourism

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers

For the historically minded traveler, Azerbaijan is a melting pot of culturally diverse influences to explore and experience, many of them little known to first-time visitors.

Azerbaijan Is Tapping Into Its Cultural Heritage to Attract a New Generation of Travelers