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The Silk Road
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China is the first producer of silk in the world. The Silk Road is the collective name given to a number of trade routes linking the Chinese and Roman Empire.   

The Silk Road opened up during the reign of Emperor Han Wudi, who in 138 BC dispatched Zhang Qian on a mission to seek an alliance with peoples west of China against the northern tribes.

Today, centers of silk production are stringed along river in south China, in Suzhou and Hangzhou, but silk production remained a mystery outside China.   

Silk is one of the best materials for clothing that has hardly any match in the world. Reputed to be the queen of fabrics, it is light, lustrous, durable, soft, resistant to heat, and breathes very well.

丝绸之路

中国是世界上第一个生产丝绸的国家。"丝绸之路"实际上是很多中国通往古罗马的道路总称。   

"丝绸之路"始于汉武帝时期,他在公元前138年派遣张骞出使西域,目的是寻求与西域联合来抗衡中国北方少数民族。   

如今,中国的主要丝绸产地集中在华南长江流域的苏州杭州等地。但是,丝绸织造工艺对海外还是个不解之迷。   

在世界上,丝绸是最考究的服装面料之一。它无以伦比,堪称纺织品中的王后。它轻薄、有光泽、耐穿、柔软、凉快、透气性能好。

 

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