Geo-political Significance of the Wakhan Corridor for China

  title={Geo-political Significance of the Wakhan Corridor for China},
  author={Hasan Yaser Malik},
  journal={Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences},
  • H. Malik
  • Published 14 March 2014
  • Economics
  • Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Wakhan Corridor is surrounded by the Mackinder’s Heart Land. Located at the cross roads of four countries: Main land Afghanistan, Tajikistan, China, and Pakistan. The Wakhan Corridor has been the most important junction point of the Silk Route since its inception. The corridor has long been used as a trade route by Europeans and Chinese to reach the Indian Plains and the Indian Ocean’s Sea Lines of Communications through the Arabian Sea Coasts. Extra regional aspects in forms of quest for… 
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