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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.
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China to start 27 new projects in Pakistan under second phase of CPEC

The ambitious CPEC links China's Kashgar city with Pakistan's Gwadar port in Baluchistan through a network of roads, railways and highways.
Pak PM Imran Khan

A year ago, PM Imran Khan promised Naya Pakistan but gave a series of embarrassments

Pakistan PM’s score card on altering the economic, foreign and security policies to usher in a welfare state is dismal.

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.

On Camera

A Midwife speaks to young mother at a hospital | PTI

India’s healthcare delivery can improve if frontline workers are held accountable: Study

A World Bank, Duke University, UPenn study conducted across 120 gram panchayats in UP shows conducting public meetings can improve healthcare delivery.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.