China president opens Turkmenistan gas pipeline

China's President Hu Jintao has opened a new pipeline that will deliver gas from Turkmenistan to his country. He was joined by the leaders of the Central Asian countries through whose territory the pipeline passes. Analysts say the pipeline marks a major advance of Beijing's influence in the region and a step forward in its drive for increased energy security.

2009-12-14

 China Turkmenistan pipeline oil

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