Trento, Munich and the New Silk Road of design


11046868_10153120560830859_5593292430638892843_nBy 2020, a Chinese-built railroad will link the Greek port of Piraeus to Budapest, as part of the “New Silk Road”, an integrated delivery chain stretching from China to Morocco.

The “Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” – the most visible expression of the emerging Chinese trading empire (China surpasses U.S. to become largest world economy, FoxNews, 6 December 2014)– will interconnect 40 countries and most of the world population.

As far as we know, this pan-Eurasian economic and logistic corridor for a stronger and faster movement of traded goods is the greatest enterprise ever undertaken by the human species (John Naisbitt says China is ‘The game-changer’, China Daily, 9 February 2015).

It suffices to say that 30% of the cost of a laptop depends on rail transport, that a European car can be delivered by train to the Chinese market…

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