Silk Road Briefing Sponsors Oxford Expedition to Discover Source of the Oxus River

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We are excited to announce that Silk Road Briefing, our subsidiary publishing platform focusing on developments surrounding China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will be sponsoring an expedition to discover the source of the Oxus River in Afghanistan.

“As an adventurous firm ourselves, we have a long history of sponsoring expeditions throughout Asia, and are pleased to be assisting with this exciting adventure. We will keep our readers updated with progress on this exciting and ambitious challenge.”

Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Chairman and Founder of Dezan Shira & Associates

Why Search for the Oxus River Source?

Over the last 200 years, at least four different sources have been proposed by a variety of well-equipped and experienced explorers.

Still open to debate, the Oxford Expedition hopes to do what no expedition group has done before, and unequivocally expose the real source of the river once and for all. Patrons of the mission are Sir Ralph Fiennes and the Marquis of Salisbury.

Silk Road Briefing and the Oxford Expedition

Last year, Silk Road Briefing took great pleasure sponsoring the New Silk Road Project which saw two Oxford undergraduates travel from London to China across key sites belonging to China’s BRI.

With emerging interest along the new Silk Road and growing opportunities for businesses looking to make the most of this immense project, we hope this expedition will bring new relevance to this historic route in today’s business environment.

Supporting Businesses Along the New Silk Road

Our team of experts are well positioned to help businesses scope out the potential of the BRI and ensure their investments come to fruition. If you would like to learn more about how we can support, please contact us here.

Additionally, please feel free to explore our Asiapedia library for investor resources relating to the BRI, or subscribe to Silk Road Briefing for originally produced articles by our local experts.

The official website for the expedition can be found here.