Our fixer Jean Paul Perret traveled with the journalist Marcello Brecciaroli of the RAI channel (Italian television) during December. They visited Morococha Mine, San Juan de Marcona and the Chancay Port for seven days as part of the records of a report on the «Belt and Road» initiative, also known as the new Silk Route.
Belt and Road initiative
It is an effort to develop an expanded, interdependent market for China, grow China’s economic and political power, and create the right conditions for China to build a high technology economy.
The term derives from the overland ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and the ’21st-Century Maritime Silk Road’, concepts introduced by PRC President Xi Jinping in 2013. These are the two major axes along which China proposes to economically link Europe to China through countries across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean.