The "New Silk Road" will not only accelerate China's economic rise, but also increase its geopolitical influence. The hegemony of the USA is tottering. And time and again, as history has shown, war has broken out when an emerging power has challenged an established power. Will it be different this time? On a journey from China to Europe, the TV documentary "The New Silk Road - Poker for a New World Order" illuminates various geopolitical hotspots - and explores the question of whether humanity is threatened with another world war.