President Xi Jinping (centre) walks with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (left) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his arrival in Pakistan. Photo: AFPPresident Xi Jinping (centre) walks with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (left) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his arrival in Pakistan. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping (centre) walks with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (left) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his arrival in Pakistan. Photo: AFP

China picks Pakistan dam as first stop on US$40b Silk Road investment plans

Pakistan is seen as the key to President Xi Jinping's efforts to access the Indian Ocean over land and boost trade with Europe, Africa and the Middle East

President Xi Jinping (centre) walks with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (left) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his arrival in Pakistan. Photo: AFPPresident Xi Jinping (centre) walks with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (left) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his arrival in Pakistan. Photo: AFP
President Xi Jinping (centre) walks with Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (left) and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his arrival in Pakistan. Photo: AFP
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