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Uighurs wary as China's vast aid influences Pakistan

Signs of China's influence such as this roadside display in Lahore are becoming increasingly visible. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)

ISLAMABAD -- China is extending its sway across swaths of Pakistan's underdeveloped economy through massive development aid, weaving its influence into the fabric of the South Asian country's society -- including its military.

In a sign of Beijing's spreading power in Pakistan, Islamabad has decided to double the number of guards to protect workers constructing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, an integrated network of infrastructure running north and south through the country.

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