OCEAN FROM ADMIRAL ZHENG HE
TO HUB AND SPOKE CONTAINER
Edition, Amazon, ASIN: B01AY2H0JC
A Review by Șerban V.C.
This is the presentation of the book published by Editions
La Dondaine on the Amazon-Kindle platform. The authors are Dr Jacques
Coulardeau and Ivan Eve who both spent a few years at Sorbonne
, as a lecturer and as a graduate
student respectively. This document contains a review of the book by Serban
V.C. Enache, a university graduate from Romania
. The review is quite to the
point and slightly provocative but the book is too.
The most important idea is that the Indian Ocean was the
center of the world up to the 15th century when China
decided to close itself after
the death of Admiral Zheng He and to
make sea voyaging and commerce a felony bringing the death penalty to the
concerned individuals. The maritime Silk Road closed and soon enough even the
continental Silk Road
was to close too.
We are today the witnesses of the rebirth of the Indian
Ocean as one essential maritime center of the planet and of the reconstruction
of the maritime Silk Road, along with the various continental ones, thanks to
the development of container shipping and the building of vast alliances of
maritime companies exploiting the super tankers and container ships, thus
killing the flag of conveniences that have disrupted the world with speculation
and all kinds of traffics that have to be controlled and eliminated with modern
global digitalized means from satellites.
The main stake is security and privacy, and the second stake
is the end of human trafficking and modern slavery resulting from old
traditions of slave trade and enslaved social groups in many countries, often
in the name of some religious beliefs.
So have a look at this presentation and eventually get to
the book itself. Enjoy the reading.