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Silk Road (Kashgar via Xi'an to Beijing), so we start from Xinjiang province (borders 8 countries eg. Kazakstan) and is an autonomous Chinese state with Islamic influences and roots

from The Huffington Post

China's New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across Eurasia

from Reuters

China to establish $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund

Stratfor report outlines how China uses big data analytics and surveillance to spy on its citizens.


Sogdian Dancer, Sogdian traders of Central Asia had direct contact with China. Their dancing was well known and performed at court. Tang Dynasty, 618-906 CE. Cast Bronze. Height: 13.7 cm. Shandan Municipal Museum Gansu Province, China. Shandan lies between Dunhuang and Lanzhou, along the Silk Road.


Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor, China, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Inscription in 2014. Criteria: (ii)(iii)(v)(vi)