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China's New Silk Road

Global trade isn't dead after all. US firms assist China's multi-billion dollar project. Also, what will Putin make of Trump, and we reveal this year's best business book.

We'll be gazing down the Silk Road - a name to conjure with across the centuries. Now China is investing tens of billions of dollars to build a new trade route across central Asia. With global trade stalling, is now the time to do this? And how come American companies, like Caterpillar, are so involved? Also in the programme, we hear from the Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar, author of a recent book, "All the Kremlin's Men". Does he think Donald Trump's presidential election win will really make a difference in US ties with Moscow? And we speak to Andrew Hill, management editor at the Financial Times, who runs the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. What makes a great business book, we ask? And he reveals the winner of this year's prize.

(Photo: A container ship berths at the port of Qingdao, in northeast China, Credit: Getty Images)

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Wed 23 Nov 2016 13:32GMT


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