Gwadar Port: Implications for GCC and China


The development of Gwader port by china in Pakistan is of international significance. Its geostrategic location may reshape the traditional maritime trade routes. The new oil trade route would financially and strategically benefit China and Pakistan. The other stake holders such as GCC and Iran would find opportunities and challenges both politically and financially as China and India compete for military/naval supremacy in Indian Ocean. This paper examine why Gwader port is important for all afore mentioned stakeholders, particularly for the major GCC oil produces and the ultimate giant energy consumer, China.  The document also analyses the minimizing political and economic importance of Strait of Hormuz and Strait of Malacca in context of Gwadar emerging as new energy corridor for china, Pakistan


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