China's Belt And Road
How The 'Middle Of Nowhere' Became A Hub Of China's 'New Silk Road'Play
The town of Khorgos sits on Kazakhstan's border with China, about 90 miles from the Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility — the farthest point on Earth from an ocean.
It may be remote, but it's perfectly located for China's "Belt and Road" initiative. Khorgos is undergoing rapid development as a result of Chinese investment in a massive "dry port" there that will streamline freight transport across Asia.
As our series on China's "Belt and Road" continues, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Hicham Belmaachi, CEO of the Khorgos Eastern Gate Special Economic Zone (@KhorgosGateway).
This segment aired on February 13, 2018.