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Getting on the road to economic development with Karakoram Highway

Beijing hopes to create growth, abate separatism, establish bridge-head

The new Pakistan-China Economic Corridor will move from the mountains down the Karakoram Highway into central Pakistan.

Khunjerab Pass, Pakistan

AT an elevation of more than 15,000 feet (4,500 m), yaks far outnumber cargo trucks crossing over Pakistan's border with China. A lone border agent stands guard on the Pakistan side, when he has not ducked into a steel shelter to avoid wind-whipped snow.


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