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China lavishes aid on Pakistan town in bid to extend maritime reach

Beijing has built a school, sent doctors and pledged about US$500 million in grants for an airport, hospital, college

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Gwadar is a dusty town overlooking some of the world's busiest oil and gas shipping lanes. Analysts say China is aware that previous efforts to develop Gwadar port failed partly due to the security threat posed by Baloch separatists.

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Gwadar is a dusty town overlooking some of the world's busiest oil and gas shipping lanes. Analysts say China is aware that previous efforts to develop Gwadar port failed partly due to the security threat posed by Baloch separatists.

Gwadar, Pakistan

CHINA is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy.

Beijing has built a school, sent doctors and pledged

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