role along the ancient Silk Road and its natural geographic advantages. Sharing a border with Pakistan, Chinese companies are already actively building hydro, wind and solar projects in Pakistan under the framework of the so-called “China-PakistanEconomicCorridor” valued at us $45 billion ( Haugwitz
Afghanistan, as well as the spread of chaos and violence from its territory to neighboring countries and regions, could jeopardize obor and China’s existing investments. For example, construction of the China–Pakistaneconomiccorridor will cost China us $46 billion in the next 10–15 years.
’s chronic energy shortages, an issue critical to many Pakistanis (Shah 2015 ). The new pipeline also will connect Iran’s gas fields to Gwadar, the Chinese-built port in Western Pakistan, and serve as the first stage of the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor ( cpec )—a $46 billion 3218 km (2000 mile) economic
the Strait of Malacca. 24 Energy supplies could instead be transported from the port of Gwadar directly to its inland Xinjiang province through the China–PakistanEconomicCorridor, helping to mitigate the ‘Malacca dilemma’. The Strait of Malacca is the strategic waterway that China relies upon to
incorporate and/or connect with multiple distinct transportation corridors such as the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor, the decades-old United Nations Economic and Social Commission Trans-Asia Railway that connects Kunming to Thailand, China-Bangkok-Laos and Kunming-Vietnam-Cambodia, the Mekong River
good example of steady expansion of Chinese maritime interests and influence. The Gwadar Port forms part of the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor ( cpec ) and supports the security and economic prospects of China’s large population which depend on external access to vital natural resources and markets
” countries from 2016 to 2030 will be as high as US$2.9 trillion, based on 2015 constant dollars. (Xu, 2018) From a spatial point of view, the financing needs of the six major international economic cooperation corridors of the “Belt and Road” are: US$25 billion in the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor, US$99