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James has commentated on Australia’s ABC News Radio on Xi Jinping’s first visit to Pakistan as China’s President. Speaking to Tracey Holmes at the ABC in Sydney on April 21, 2015, he discussed the historic significance of the bilateral relationship, which dates back to 1950, and the political, trade and military components that have shaped it since. He focused on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that will see an injection of almost US $50 billion into the Pakistani economy, and the wider opportunity this brings to transform a part of the world that has been faltering in the post-9/11 era, into one that could be viable and self-sustainable again. Meanwhile, the impact this visit will have on China’s relationship with India, as well as on U.S. positioning in the region, is also discussed. The full interview can be heard here.