CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR
China-Pakistan embroiled in major disagreement over CPEC funding
Serious disagreements have surfaced between the two countries over the Main Line 1 (ML-1) railway project. China is expected to lend $6 billion of this, which Pakistan wants to borrow at a concessional interest rate of less than 3%. But China is reluctant to lend money for ML-1 as it fears that local politics will delay returns on investment for China.
Pak internal report alleges China may have made huge profits from CPEC at cost of locals
The reality investments in the CPEC has been reveale...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Myanmar with aim to speed up BRI projects
China-Myanmar-Economic-Corridor (CMEC) is aimed at giving C...
China denies seeking additional guarantees for USD 6 billion loan for rail project in Pakistan
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian also rejected reports that China was backing away from its initial financial promises to Pakistan under the USD 60 billion CPEC amid rising corruption and militants' attacks.
China backing away from its initial financial promises to Pakistan under CPEC: Report
According to Asia Times, Pakistan Army is set to take near-total control of the CPEC in a bid to reassure Beijing that their investments will be more secure amid militant attacks on Chinese engineers and others facilitating the infrastructure projects.
Pakistan parliamentary committee passes CPEC Authority Bill
The National Assembly's Standing Committee on Planning and Development presided over by ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Junaid Akbar took up the government bill on Tuesday. After a detailed discussion, the committee agreed to decide the fate of the bill through voting.
China silent on Pakistan's allegations against India on terrorism; calls for security for CPEC
The CPEC connecting China's Xinjiang province to Pakistan's strategic Gwadar port in Balochistan is an "important pioneering project of the Belt and Road (BRI) initiative," Zhao said in response to a question on Pakistan's claims that India was behind some of the terror attacks in that country, including causing disruption to the CPEC projects.
CPEC set for expansion: China-Pakistan plans additonal road networks
Pakistan government has decided to take up at least three major road projects for inclusion in the corridor that passes through Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Is Pakistan planning to gift Sindh islands to China through the PIDA ordinance?
A careful reading of the ordinance shows that the federal government is hiding something as the ordinance has several red herrings in it. The ordinance says that once the government takes over the islands in Sindh, located around the Pakistani port of Karachi, the police, judiciary and the local government will not have any jurisdiction over them.
Seduced by China's Belt and Road Initiative, Taliban also forsake Uyghurs
The Chinese influence, which is now extending into Afghanistan through iron-brother Pakistan, has ensured that even die-hard terror groups like the Taliban keep quiet on the Chinese campaign to culturally, ethnically and ideologically change the Uyghurs-the people of East Turkistan province, renamed Xinjiang by China.
Hundreds stage protest in Gilgit-Baltistan, demand release of political prisoners
Protestors blocked the Karakoram Highway that connects Pakistan with China, demanding the release of political prisoners, ET has learnt. They have also alleged that the state machinery had been violating human rights of the local population. China has major interests in the area, including investments in the infrastructure sector.
Xi pitches for closer ties with Bangladesh, calls for joint promotion of Belt Road Initiative
In his message, Xi hailed the steady and long-term friendship saying he is ready to work with Hamid to better align development strategies with Bangladesh, step up cooperation under the framework of the BRI and push forward the China-Bangladesh strategic, cooperative partnership to a new level.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Chairman braces for further heat over kins' corruption
Digital footprints of the official website of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) show that someone within SECP deleted the online records of five of six companies owned by Asim Saleem Bajwa’s family members after investigations were launched into the assets accumulated by the family during the retired general’s military career, ET has learnt.
A history of boorishness: Chronicling China's border brawls in the neighbourhood
China shares its borders with 14 nations. (Not quite) surprisingly, it shares good ties with very few of them.
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is illegal: India
This so-called illegal ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’ (CPEC) passes through parts of the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh which are under illegal occupation of Pakistan, asserted MEA.