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CPEC violates rights of Gilgit residents, says Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

BRUSSELS: Europe’s leading think tanks have declared that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPECBSE -4.45 % is violating the human rights of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed territory over which the highway passes, and its construction is causing immense ecological damage to the region. Willem Oosterveld, a strategic …

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Why India Needs A Balochistan Policy

New Delhi should ascertain what Balochistan means to India and proceed to have a clear policy. The benefits of doing that are plenty, as secure borders will allow India to focus more significantly on its other major goals, including social and economic. It has been well over a year since …

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China backs Pakistan, wants US to recognise Islamabad’s efforts to combat terrorism

PTI BEIJING: Amid mounting US pressure on Pakistan to rein in terror groups, China on Saturday backed its all-weather ally and said Washington should “give full recognition” to Islamabad’s “active efforts” to combat terrorism. “Pakistan is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism,” the Chinese foreign ministry said, reacting …

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US: China’s Belt policy crosses ‘disputed’ area

Washington, October 4 The Trump administration today threw its weight behind India’s opposition to China’s ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying the $50 billion project passes through “disputed territory” and no country should dictate the belt and road initiative.The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), over which India …

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The CPEC plan for Pakistan’s digital future

KARACHI: A radical overhaul of Pakistan’s communications framework appears to be on the cards — or at least that is what Beijing and Islamabad have envisioned under their Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. A closer examination of the LTP document obtained in June by Dawn reveals intentions for …

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WHY THE CHINA-PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR WILL WORSEN TENSIONS IN SOUTHERN ASIA

DANIEL MARKEY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of “Southern (Dis)Comfort,” a new series from War on the Rocks and the Stimson Center. The series seeks to unpack the dynamics of intensifying competition — military, economic, diplomatic — in Southern Asia, principally between China, India, Pakistan, and …

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Chinese perceptions of CPEC

Ishrat Husain MOST discussions and analyses with regard to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) have a Pakistan-driven perspective, and rightly so. After all, we have to safeguard our national interests and ensure maximum benefits for the country. These discussions and writings have evoked a lot of interest in China. This article attempts …

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Bodies found in Mastung (Balochistan) may be of Chinese couple: officials

QUETTA: Samples from two bodies found in a mountainous area of Mastung district on Thursday night have been sent to Islamabad for a DNA test to ascertain identity of the deceased. Official sources said that the bodies of the deceased, who seemed to have died two month ago, might be …

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Baloch activists gather against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Indian Media

BERLIN: Exiled Baloch leaders and activists will gather in Berlin, Germany, on August 11 to voice their protest against the under construction multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The event titled “China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – Its adverse impact on Balochistan & the region” would be organized by the …

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Can CPEC weather Pakistan’s political storm?

In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’. Despite this stance the momentum of the CPEC initiative seems to have been compromised over the last two months. Senior …

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