This is a shortened version of the original report. Thames TV's 'TV Eye' reports from Afghanistan and Pakistan where the team obtains an exclusive interview with Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq about the growing influence of China in the region and also how its influence is spreading to war-torn Afghanistan.
First shown: 28/02/1980
Key points to be noted in the video:
- Importance of Gwadar Port and its significance as a deep-sea warm water port for the USSR.
- Construction of Karakoram Highway
- Chinese assistance to Pakistan in terms of infrastructure and military development
- The incursion of Afghan refugees in Pakistan