The new Silk Road
TV documentary July 2017, BBC World News and BBC News Channel
China calls it the project of the century. A trillion pounds to build infrastructure in more than 60 countries. As the US steps back from stewarding the world economy, China is stepping forward. But critics warn of a bid for strategic influence which may enslave China’s partners to debt. We followed the 7000 mile rail route from China to the UK to meet the people of the new Silk Road.