Tuesday, May 08, 2018

China to London by Train

The South China Morning Post has published an impressive data visualization which take you on a journey along each of China's five biggest Belt and Road infrastructure projects. China's ambitious One Belt, One Road strategy plans to connect China to the rest of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa with a huge transport and oil & gas pipeline network.

In The five main projects of the Belt and Road Initiative the South China Morning Post explores a rail route from China to London, Gwadar Port, a rail route to Iran, the Asian gas pipeline and the Khorgas Gateway.  For each of these projects the newspaper has created an animated route story map. As you scroll through each story the map follows the route of the selected infrastructure project. The accompanying text and images explain the nature of the project and introduce the many locations that the route passes through.

Also See

Fortune's China Belt & Road - a map showing some of the rail, oil & gas pipelines and maritime connections that China has already constructed or plans to build
One Belt, One Road - a Financial Times story map exploring some of the Belt and Road projects
Riding the New Silk Road - a New York Times story map traveling along one of the new rail lines
The World According to China - a series of maps from the NYT showing where and how much China has invested in other countries

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