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Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

China’s Belt & Road gets new life in Pakistan as army pushes projects worth $11 billion

Pakistan & China signed deals in the last month for 2 hydro-power projects worth $3.9 billion & another to revamp the railways for $7.2 billion.
Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan vows to complete CPEC at any cost

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which connects Gwadar Port to Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of China's multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative.
Imran Khan and Xi Jinping

CPEC is China-Pakistan corruption corridor. This challenges Indian security in new ways

India has always factored in a possible Chinese front in war with Pakistan. Now the second front will also have to be considered in the punishment strategy.
A development site near Gwadar Port, operated by China Overseas Ports Holding Co., in July 2018 | Photo: Asim Hafeez | Bloomberg

CPEC – China’s most ambitious project in Pakistan has become a corridor to nowhere

Almost 7 years after the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was established, there’s little evidence of its ambitious and grand vision being realised.
File photo of Sheik Hasina Wajed | David Greedy/Bloomberg News

As Modi govt doubles down on CAA, long-time friend Bangladesh moves closer to China

Opposition’s misinformation campaign has generated enough negative publicity. Modi govt will be in bigger trouble if Bangladesh’s rumour mills become active.
Sost Dry Port on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor in PoK

This ‘Green Corridor’ in PoK will ease agricultural goods movement from Pakistan to China

China has taken over the Sost Dry Port in PoK, which will help move Pakistani goods to Tashkurgen in Xinjiang province through the Khunjerab Pass.
Buildings stand under construction at a development site, operated by China Overseas Ports Holding Co., near Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

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.
A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

US slams CPEC but Pakistan knows it can spurn India’s need for 26/11 closure with China help

Masterminds like Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi have been in and out of Rawalpindi’s jail in the last 11 years, with Lakhvi even fathering a child.
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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.
Pakistan army

Pakistan to raise new division HQ in Gwadar to protect $60 bn economic corridor to China

Chinese security concerns were heightened after gunmen stormed a five-star hotel in Gwadar in May 2019. The target were the Chinese staying at the hotel.

On Camera

Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ is only too accurate

Among Indians, unlike other regressive trends, the emphasis on caste has not weakened even though more and more Indians today have received modern educations.
Attendees view the Apple Inc. iPhone 11 after an event in Cupertino, California, U.S. | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Apple & Samsung’s assembly partners pledge Rs 11,000 crore investment in India

Foxconn & Wistron are among firms picked to make smartphones under a new government plan that’s aimed at encouraging global companies to shift manufacturing beyond China.

Defence

Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

5th military-level LAC meeting on, India could press for Chinese troops’ return from Finger 4

India will ask for the Chinese troops to fall back behind Finger 8 at Pangong Tso. Since the last meeting, the status quo has remained on the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.