WHY CHINA WANTS IT

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AFGHANISTAN

IS­LAM­ABAD

J&K Naval base at Gwadar near Per­sian Gulf

Short­ens ac­cess to Per­sian Gulf oil, source of 80 per cent of China’s en­ergy sup­ply by by­pass­ing Malacca Straits Dis­tance via Malacca Straits: 12,000 km Dis­tance via CPEC: 3,000 km

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