A member of the Pakistani navy guards a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port in 2016. Photo: AFP A member of the Pakistani navy guards a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port in 2016. Photo: AFP
A member of the Pakistani navy guards a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port in 2016. Photo: AFP

Between the US and China, new trade roads lead to Afghanistan – and fierce competition

  • The Beijing-Washington rivalry has extended to the war-torn country in the dash to build corridors linking Central Asia, South Asia and the Middle East
  • Caught in the mix are Iran, India and Pakistan, which are looking to balance their own ties to the great powers with the need for regional connectivity

Topic |   US-China relations
A member of the Pakistani navy guards a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port in 2016. Photo: AFP A member of the Pakistani navy guards a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port in 2016. Photo: AFP
A member of the Pakistani navy guards a ship carrying containers at the Gwadar port in 2016. Photo: AFP
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