Deconstructing the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor: Pipe Dreams Versus Geopolitical Realities

  title={Deconstructing the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor: Pipe Dreams Versus Geopolitical Realities},
  author={Jeremy Garlick},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary China},
  pages={519 - 533}
  • Jeremy Garlick
  • Published 15 February 2018
  • Economics
  • Journal of Contemporary China
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