China: President Hu tours Central Asia, opens pipeline

Updated On: Dec 14, 2009

BBC News reports:

Chinese President Hu Jintao has unveiled the Kazakh section of a 7,000km (4,300 miles) natural gas pipeline joining Central Asia to China.

Mr Hu was joined by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev during the inauguration in Astana on Saturday.

The pipeline is part of China's attempts to secure more energy sources worldwide. 

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