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Xi Jinping`s father`s tomb attracts visitors to China`s new Silk Road hub

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 17:07

Seeking to re-emerge as the centre of ancient silk route, China`s imperial city Xian is fast becoming a new pilgrimage hub with visitors thronging the tomb of Xi Zhongxun, father of President Xi Jinping.

China invites India to join its ambitious Silk Road projects

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 16:40

China has invited India to join President Xi Jinping`s pet project that would revive the ancient trade route and benefit the region.

Pak, Lanka backs China`s new Asia security plan, MSR initiative

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 18:25

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have affirmed their close ties with China and vowed to back its new Asia security plan and President Xi Jinping`s Maritime Silk Road (MSR) initiative.

U.S. authorities probe bitcoin exchanges over illegal transactions

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 10:33

Several bitcoin exchanges including the now-defunct Mt. Gox received subpoenas from Manhattan federal prosecutors this winter as they look into possible ties between the exchanges and the online drug market Silk Road.

New `silk road`, rail link from China`s factories to Europe

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 22:41

It is one of the world`s longest railways -- an approximately 11,000-kilometre "modern-day silk road" that traverses Russia and Kazakhstan to link a megacity in the heart of China with a key commercial hub in western Germany.

Silk Road 2.0 hacked for $2.7mn in bitcoin

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 14:35

Silk Road 2.0 has been reportedly hacked by attackers who made off with nearly 2.7 million dollars in bitcoin, the site`s complete holdings.

Sri Lanka backs China`s plan to build Maritime Silk Road

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 17:16

Sri Lanka has become the first country to back China`s plan to build a Maritime Silk Road, which Chinese officials said is a novel idea to improve maritime connectivity and common development.

Federal prosecutors in NY charge 3 in drug website

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 11:56

Three more men face charges for their alleged roles in the online black market website known as the Silk Road, revealed federal prosecutors in New York City.

Putin in Seoul pushes new `Silk Road` via North Korea

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 13:28

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in South Korea Wednesday, pushing a pet project for a new trading route linking Asia and Europe by rail that requires prying open North Korea.

India has huge role to play in Silk Road`s success: Grossman

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:47

India has important role to play in success of New Silk Road, a concept being pushed by the US government to boost trade and business between South and Central Asia, a former US official has said.

India has huge role to play in Silk Road's success: US

Last Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:18

India has an important role to play in the success of the New Silk Road, a concept being pushed by the US government to boost trade and business between South and Central Asia, a former US official has said.

US keen on New Silk Road for trade, commerce

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 13:16

US expects better trade and economic ties between India and the Central and Southeast Asia by developing a New Silk Road, an American official said.