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'Maritime Silk Road' of old headed for revival

Updated: 2014-03-12 07:30
By Xu Jingxi ( China Daily)

More than 2,000 years ago, the ancient Maritime Silk Road started at Sandun Port in Xuwen county in Zhanjiang.

Now the harbor city in South China's Guangdong is striving to build a modern equivalent of the ancient route.

On his maiden Southeast Asian trip in October, President Xi Jinping proposed that countries in the region join hands in building a new "Maritime Silk Road".

'Maritime Silk Road' of old headed for revival

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