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Much has been made of China's "One Belt, One Road" policy, the country's ambitious plans to re-imagine the old Silk Road trading route. It's a globalising outward looking trade plan, at a time when many of the World's other leading economies are beginning to view globalisation with suspicion and retreating from it.
So is the New Silk Road the beginning of a new era for global trade or the last stand for globalisation? Professor Stephen King is HSBC's senior economic adviser and author of the new book Grave New World:The End of Globalization, the Return of History.
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