|Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is centrally located in the Eurasian
continent, on the northwest frontier of China. It abuts on Kazakhstan,
Russia, Mongolia, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan in the west, north
and northeast; borders Pakistan, Afghanistan and India in the
southwest; and is near to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Xinjiang's
geographical and human resource advantages are ideal for developing
border trade. It now has 16 Class A ports, where foreign transport
vehicles may deliver goods directly, and 11 Class B ports.