China's role in global trade is as pivotal now as it was 2000 years ago.
Pictured above are Bactrian camels transporting goods on the Silk Road from China to Central Asia. The term 'Silk Road' was coined in the 19th century and refers to a network of ancient trade routes linking China with Europe via Central Asia and the Middle East.

  • Dunhuang Buddhist cave temples - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Kashgar's Sunday bazaar - bargain for a Bactrian camel    
  • Verdant oases of the Taklamakan Desert
  • Snow-capped peaks of the Tianshan and Pamir Mountains
  • Beyond China's mega cities 
  • Into China's past to better understand China today


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