China Maritime Report No. 7: Gwadar: China's Potential Strategic Strongpoint in Pakistan [open pdf - 13MB]
From the Series Overview: "This China Maritime Report on Gwadar is the second in a series of case studies on China's Indian Ocean 'strategic strongpoints' (战略�"�点). People's Republic of China (PRC) officials, military officers, and civilian analysts use the strategic strongpoint concept to describe certain strategically valuable foreign ports with terminals and commercial zones owned and operated by Chinese firms. Each case study analyzes a different port on the Indian Ocean, selected to capture geographic, commercial, and strategic variation. Each employs the same analytic method, drawing on Chinese official sources, scholarship, and industry reporting to present a descriptive account of the port, its transport infrastructure, the markets and resources it accesses, and its naval and military utility."
CMSI China Maritime Report No. 7
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