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I’m On A BBC World Service Radio Documentary About The New Silk Road Today

On the BBC talking about Lanzhou New Area.

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The BBC World Service radio documentary about the New Silk Road that I was recently interviewed for is currently airing on BBC stations around the world. You can listen to it online here or embedded below:

I come in near the middle, if you want to skip ahead. But you may want to listen to the entire episode, as it’s about a place that’s absolutely absurd undergoing a rapid transition right now.


Filed under: In Other Media, New Silk Road

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 90 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3691 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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  • Trevor June 26, 2019, 8:39 pm

    man,this is awesome. very interesting..

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    • Wade Shepard June 27, 2019, 8:40 am

      Thank you!

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