Shang Yang Chinese Ambassador
China is the only producer of silk and as the demand for this precious fabric increases, the stakes to produce mass quantities also continue to rise. As an ambassador for the Chinese empire, you have been working directly under the ruling dynasty. You have met with ambassadors from places near and far, familiar and foreign. Throughout your journeys, you have become fluent in Chinese, Arabic, and Greek.
Dear Shang Yang, the emperor of China has expressed his concerns for thieves and pirates stealing our valuable silk, making it rather dangerous to successfully reach Rome and other empires along the Silk Road.
You have been sent to meet with the powerful traders, merchants, and ambassadors from Rome, India, Egypt, and Persia.. Explain to the panel that their soldiers must protect our caravans along the routes that we pass through. If you are successful, traders will be able to transport the goods safely to every end of Europe, Asia, and Africa!
Try to establish your arguments using the resources offered to you.
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