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China -The New Lawrence of Arabia?; By Asma Masood

CAS article no. 0029/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The first container train service between China and Iran was launched on January 28 2016. A train departed from Yiwu for Tehran carrying ‘small commodities’. The 10,399 km journey via Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan is scheduled to take 14 days, around half the journey time by sea. Not long before, on January 20, reports stated that an MOU for cooperation in… Read Article →