China Pakistan Economic Corridor

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Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

08 Sep 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.

Pakistan: Heavily-armed terrorists attack five-star hotel in Balochistan's Gwadar

11 May 2019

Pakistan: Heavily-armed terrorists attack five-star hotel in Balochistan's Gwadar

Heavily armed terrorists have reportedly stormed a five-star hotel in the port city of Gwadar in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.

Pakistan showcases Gwadar as investment-destination. Will anyone invest in "climate-of-fear"?

28 Feb 2018

Pakistan showcases Gwadar as investment-destination. Will anyone invest in "climate-of-fear"?

Pakistan organized "Gwadar Expo" last month to showcase China's One Belt One Road project in Gwadar, the "crux" of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

India is planning to attack CPEC installations, claims Pakistan

06 Feb 2018

India is planning to attack CPEC installations, claims Pakistan

The Pakistani Interior Ministry has shockingly claimed that India is planning to carry out attacks on installations along the $62 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and sabotage the project.

China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC

30 Jan 2018

China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC

China is finally ready to discuss the issue of the contentious $50bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India. The CPEC is the principal constituent of China's "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI). It passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

As US withdraws aid to Pakistan, China swoops in

08 Jan 2018

As US withdraws aid to Pakistan, China swoops in

US-Pakistan ties seem to be under significant strain following President Donald Trump's outburst against Islamabad on Twitter and subsequent cutting of financial aid.

China seeks to promote Pakistan-Afghanistan talks through CPEC

27 Dec 2017

China seeks to promote Pakistan-Afghanistan talks through CPEC

China announced its plan to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan.

China tries winning hearts and minds in Gwadar through development-aid

18 Dec 2017

China tries winning hearts and minds in Gwadar through development-aid

The Gwadar port located in Pakistan's Balochistan province is being developed by China in partnership with Islamabad.

China halts funding for 3 CPEC projects over corruption reports

06 Dec 2017

China halts funding for 3 CPEC projects over corruption reports

China has temporarily halted funding for at least three major highway projects in Pakistan which were being constructed as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

China hints at possible CPEC renaming if India joins in

24 Nov 2017

China hints at possible CPEC renaming if India joins in

Last week, the Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said his country could rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to address India's concerns.

Pakistan says no to Chinese funding on PoK dam

17 Nov 2017

Pakistan says no to Chinese funding on PoK dam

Pakistan occupies a central place in China's schemes for its One-belt One-road (OBOR) initiative.

Why is the Gwadar port important to China and Pakistan?

27 Oct 2017

Why is the Gwadar port important to China and Pakistan?

The Gwadar port located by the Arabian sea in Pakistan's Balochistan province is being developed by Pakistan in partnership with China.

Stay out of the Kashmir issue: India tells China

14 Jul 2017

Stay out of the Kashmir issue: India tells China

Asserting that cross-border terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir was at the heart of Indo-Pak bilateral tensions, India snubbed China's offer to mediate the Kashmir issue.

India-China relations: A tale of clashing and co-operation

04 Jul 2017

India-China relations: A tale of clashing and co-operation

India and China are undoubtedly, two important power centres in today's international arena.

Pakistan to review 'lenient' visa policy towards Chinese nationals

23 Jun 2017

Pakistan to review 'lenient' visa policy towards Chinese nationals

Pakistan's Interior Ministry said it will review its 'lenient' visa policy for nationals from its biggest regional ally China to plug loopholes.

China to fund Pakistan's dam in PoK under CPEC

20 Jun 2017

China to fund Pakistan's dam in PoK under CPEC

Radio Pakistan revealed that China has offered to fund the construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam on the Indus basin in Gilgit-Baltistan under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

China plans scientific expedition to Tibet after nearly 40 years

18 Jun 2017

China plans scientific expedition to Tibet after nearly 40 years

China has included the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, an area earmarked under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as part of a scientific expedition to study climatic, environmental and biodiversity changes in the region over the past few decades.

China backs Pakistan's plans for Indus Basin dams, India opposes

14 Jun 2017

China backs Pakistan's plans for Indus Basin dams, India opposes

Bringing in another-dimension to multiple confrontations in the sub-continent, Pakistan is looking to construct a mega-dam on the Indus in Gilgit-Baltistan region by 2018.

Modi, Xi Jinping to hold talks at SCO summit

09 Jun 2017

Modi, Xi Jinping to hold talks at SCO summit

Official sources have confirmed that PM Modi will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the ongoing Shanghai Co-operation Organization (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Two Chinese nationals abducted in Pakistan, Beijing raps Islamabad

26 May 2017

Two Chinese nationals abducted in Pakistan, Beijing raps Islamabad

Beijing has expressed displeasure at the kidnapping of two of its nationals inside Pakistan, saying Pakistan needs to take more concrete measures to ensure protection of Chinese nationals.

UN reports say CPEC could worsen Indo-Pak relations

26 May 2017

UN reports say CPEC could worsen Indo-Pak relations

A report compiled by the UN's Economic and Social Commission for Asia, has stated that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor could spell disaster for Indo-Pak relations and could potentially deteriorate the regional security scenario.

China eyes up Pakistan: Dawn newspaper leaks CPEC master plan

16 May 2017

China eyes up Pakistan: Dawn newspaper leaks CPEC master plan

In a shocking instance, reputed Pakistani daily Dawn leaked the Long Term Plan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), currently under discussion at China's ongoing OBOR summit. The document had not been circulated to provincial governments for assent yet.

Chinese state media ridicule India's boycott of OBOR Summit

16 May 2017

Chinese state media ridicule India's boycott of OBOR Summit

Chinese state media has suggested that India's "shallow analysis of state interests, and an outdated understanding of geopolitics," led to its boycott of the recent Belt and Road forum.

Is China making Pakistan its newest economic colony?

16 May 2017

Is China making Pakistan its newest economic colony?

Analysts have pointed out that China seems to be making Pakistan its new economic colony through the CPEC project.

Internal dissent rises against CPEC in Pakistan

15 May 2017

Internal dissent rises against CPEC in Pakistan

Protests have broken out across the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region against the CPEC project.

CPEC is flagship of OBOR: Chinese President Xi Jinping

15 May 2017

CPEC is flagship of OBOR: Chinese President Xi Jinping

At the end of the Belt and Road summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised the China Pakistan Economic Corridor calling it the flagship of the Belt and Road initiative.

Chinese President Jinping pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road

15 May 2017

Chinese President Jinping pledges $124 billion for new Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion for a new initiative he called the Belt and Road initiative. It takes forward China's One Belt, One Road initiative that was announced in 2013.

Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

14 May 2017

Concerns over CPEC: India to not attend China's OBOR summit

Despite China's efforts to coax India into attending the One Belt One Road Forum, India clarified that it would boycott the summit.

Blame Pakistan for worsening Indo-Pak ties: US Intelligence

12 May 2017

Blame Pakistan for worsening Indo-Pak ties: US Intelligence

The US intelligence community on Thursday called out Pakistan for supporting anti-India militants, leading to deteriorating ties with India. The observation was made in the "Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community" annual report.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence stayed by International Court of Justice

10 May 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence stayed by International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday stayed the hanging of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court for spying.

China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns

09 May 2017

China: Can rename CPEC to allay Indian concerns

Chinese ambassador to New Delhi Luo Zhaohui clarified that the CPEC corridor was just a means of economic co-operation and had no connection with "sovereignty issues."

CPEC to help China meddle in Kashmir: Chinese media

02 May 2017

CPEC to help China meddle in Kashmir: Chinese media

Reports in the Chinese media suggested that Beijing's massive investment in the CPEC projects makes it necessary for it to mediate over the Kashmir conflict.

China comes to cash-strapped Pak's rescue

27 Apr 2017

China comes to cash-strapped Pak's rescue

Sources stated that China has been helping Pakistan stave off its currency crisis, by providing over $1.2 billion in financial assistance in recent months.

China hikes CPEC investment to $62 billion

17 Apr 2017

China hikes CPEC investment to $62 billion

China has hiked its investments in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor to $62 billion from earlier estimates of up to $55 billion.

Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

15 Apr 2017

Pakistan arrests 3 suspected R&AW spies for targeting CPEC

Pakistani police have arrested three suspected spies from India's Research and Analysis Wing intelligence agency.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cries foul

11 Apr 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: India cries foul

A Pakistani Military Court on Monday awarded death-sentence to Kulbhushan Jadhav, for alleged espionage in Pakistan and inciting violence in Balochistan.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor: UK wants share of the cake

06 Apr 2017

China Pakistan Economic Corridor: UK wants share of the cake

Looking to be a key stakeholder in the multi billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the UK on Tuesday held a trade round table involving British and Pakistani diplomats, British companies and Chinese banks.

Pakistan provides China with land for power project

24 Jan 2017

Pakistan provides China with land for power project

The Pakistani government provided two tracts of land measuring 175 acres each to a Chinese company for $1.57 billion Matiari-Lahore 660kV high voltage direct current transmission line power project.

China gives 2 ships to Pak for CPEC security

15 Jan 2017

China gives 2 ships to Pak for CPEC security

China provided Pakistan with 2 maritime patrol vessels for the protection of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.