Gwadar: 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.
China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deepwater port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy.
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 China’s navy. Beijing has built a school, sent doctors and pledged about $500 million in grants for an airport, hospital, college and badly-needed water infrastructure for Gwadar, a dusty town whose harbor juts out into the Arabian Sea, overlooking some of the world’s busiest oil and gas shipping lanes.
"The scale of Chinese grants to Gwadar is extraordinary" - @AidData director Brad Parks
In 15 years to 2015, Beijing funneled $2.4 bln in concessionary loans & grants for entire Pakistan. In last 3 years, $800 mln pledged solely for Gwadar
China, in an unusual move, is lavishing vast aid on Pakistan's Gwadar and fueling suspicions the small fishing town is part of Beijing's long-term plan to challenge the U.S. naval dominance across the globe.
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