The region offers rich natural resources but Beijing's commercial plans struggle to take off
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Central Asia's oil and gas pipelines, main roads and railway lines are beginning to point towards China.
SLOWLY but surely, a four-lane highway is beginning to take shape on the sparsely populated Central Asian steppe. Soviet-era cars, trucks and ageing long-distance buses weave past modern yellow bulldozers, cranes and towering construction drills, labouring under...