Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicChina Pakistan Economic Corridor

Topic: China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Why Taliban’s lightning-fast advance will be felt beyond Afghanistan’s borders

Jihadist groups based in the country, some with transnational agendas like al-Qaeda, now have a template for defeating governments backed by major powers.

CPEC project is an economic initiative & has not affected its stand on Kashmir, says China

At a media briefing Monday, China defended the USD 60 billion CPEC project with Pakistan, disregarding India's protests as it is being laid through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Former Pakistan general Asim Bajwa, who is PM aide and CPEC chief, faces ‘corruption’ heat

Report alleges Bajwa family’s ‘suspicious’ financial dealings run into millions of dollars. A Pakistani govt website was hacked, calling for accountability.

Under pressure from China, Pakistan Army has taken institutional control over CPEC

The Imran Khan govt has appointed a retired three-star Pakistani general to head the CPEC Authority. Analysts say this is to bring Army directly in command.

Pakistan struggles under the weight of CPEC but puts on brave face against US criticism

The $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is growing into a problem for Islamabad and could result in massive debt, experts say.

India rejects Jammu and Kashmir reference in China-Pakistan joint statement

Joint statement says China is paying close attention to current situation in J&K, and it “opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation”.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has a weak link, satellite images show

The road through Gojal Valley in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir remains a problem for through traffic on the CPEC.

Pakistan will always have our support no matter how things change, says China

China’s vice president Wang Qishan said the country will support Pakistan’s “core interests” and said the CPEC was a binding relationship between the two countries.

The China-Pakistan ‘nexus’ to exploit tons of gold from the mines of Balochistan

Two mines in Balochistan are connected with small, unlisted airstrips, indicating that flights to the locations cannot be monitored.

China’s BRI begins to faces resistance from Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Nepal

Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal had initially signed on for China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but now, seem to be rethinking their commitment to the project.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.