Pakistan China Strategic Port

February 1, 2013 - 8:31 AM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb 6, 2007 file photo, a Pakistani soldier of Pakistan's paramilitary force is silhouetted at the newly built Gwadar port, 700 kilometers (435 miles) from Karachi, Pakistan. China is poised to take over operational control of Gwadar port, a strategic, deep-water port on Pakistan's southwestern coast that could serve as a vital economic hub for Beijing and potentially a key military outpost. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil, file)