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CPEC’s Karachi project offers no relocation to Bengali migrants. Imran Khan’s not complaining

The inclusion of the project into the CPEC moves focus away from Gwadar — another site where Chinese presence is less welcome, said an article in Nikkei Asia.
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The mystery of how Pakistan gets away each time

Pakistan escapes retribution due to its instability, with terrorists being the currency of exchange and barter. No country backs its antics, but no one is willing to punish it either.
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Imran Khan’s Pakistan has now turned to donkeys to boost friendship with China

China uses donkey hides as a key ingredient in ejiao, a traditional medicine. Pakistan has decided to export donkeys to help friend China meet its demand.

Oppose ‘any force’ using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains — China on Pakistan’s bus blast

The statements came a day after Pakistan alleged that India & Afghanistan were behind the suicide attack on a bus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that killed 13, including 9 Chinese nationals.
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India raises pitch against Pakistan, asks it to ‘vacate all areas under illegal occupation’

Modi govt slams 'so-called' China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, says it is in 'India’s territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan'.
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China will need to sift through a long list of suspects attacking its citizens in Pakistan

There is a very serious threat knocking at the gates of Pakistani establishment, and it’s well inside the country. China is not going to like that at all.
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‘Great to be back in Balochistan’: Top US diplomat in Pakistan visits CPEC hub Gwadar

US Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler said the visit serves as the latest example of US-Pakistan cooperation on shared interests.
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Battered economy, brewing uprising in Pakistan means India can’t rule out adventurism in 2021

CPEC is slowing down and China is hesitant to finance Pakistan Railways. That doesn’t mean Beijing will back off.
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Disputes, pollution, deforestation — what it’s like to live near CPEC project in Pakistan

China insists that BRI projects, of which CPEC is the centerpiece, are strictly vetted for environmental impacts and meant to benefit the locals. But in practice, it has fallen short.
Pakistan military

Pakistan’s love for military now has Chinese money and will soon have legislative power

US needs to reconsider. An army that drives its posh SUVs oiled by Chinese money is bad news, whether in Mandarin, Punjabi or English.

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Why Colin Powell’s death from Covid complications argues for vaccines, not against it

Powell, who was fighting multiple myeloma, needed as many people around him as possible to be vaccinated to diminish his chances of encountering the virus.
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Bitcoin pushes toward record high before futures exchange-traded fund debut

The ProShares bitcoin-linked exchange-traded fund will trade on the NYSE. The move is the latest sign of how cryptocurrency-related investments are becoming more mainstream.

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China has ramped up troops deployment, infra along LAC but so have we — Eastern Army commander

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande says there has been a 'marginal increase' in patrolling activities in some areas along the LAC.
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Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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