July 10, 2006

July 10, 2006: UN Dev. Project: Silk Road Investment Forum

The Silk Road Initiative (SRI) is a UNDP initiative in cooperation with State Governments, private sectors and civil society. -- or -- Inspired by the tradition of the old trade route, the programme seeks to enhance regional cooperation between P.R. China and the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Three inter-related focus areas; trade, investment and tourism, are all components of the overarching goal of helping the region meet the Millennium Development Goals of reducing poverty and promoting growth and equality. [more here -- www.silkroad.undp.org.cn/Introduction/index.php]

[....] The Silk Road Investment Forum is scheduled for 7-9 June 2006 in Xi'an. Choose the link in the menu for more information or: Click here ...

What came out of that investment forum? Held just in time to see the train to Lhasa (Bombardier & Nortel) ... and to think of all the money to be made ... if you play ball with China. Uh, forget the harvesting of human organs ... and Falun Gong.


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