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China Halts CPEC Road Projects’ Funding, Pak ‘Stunned’: Report

China has decided to temporarily stop funding at least three major road projects in Pakistan, being built as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), following reports of corruption, a decision that has left officials in Islamabad “stunned”, a media report said on Tuesday, 5 December. The decision …

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Responding to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor challenge

Given the challenges that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is facing, India will need to do much more to provide an effective counter-narrative The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been attracting a lot of attention lately and for all the wrong reasons. Pakistan has reportedly rejected China’s offer of assistance for the …

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Not aware of Pakistan’s move to exclude PoK dam from CPEC: China

BEIJING: Amid reports of Pakistan’s move to withdraw its bid to include Diamer-Bhasha Dam in PoK from the CPECBSE -4.45 % framework, China today said it was not aware of Islamabad’s decision but the project to connect Xinjiang and Gwadar port is “progressing smoothly for the time being.” Pakistan’s Water …

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China again rejects Indian concern over CPEC framework

China Wednesday rejected India’s concerns over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) and said that the economic cooperation initiative is not directed at third parties and has nothing to do with territorial sovereignty disputes. “We understand India’s concerns on this issue. We have said many times that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is an economic …

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China hints at blocking India’s request to blacklist JeM chief

BEIJING: China on Monday signalled it would again block an Indian request at the United Nations to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. India, backed by the United States, has been trying to get Maulana Masood Azhar on a UN list of groups with ties to Al Qaeda, blaming his group …

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Afghan President refuses to join CPEC while access to India is blocked

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has taken a firm stand against joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his recent visit to India, said a Tolo Newsreport. Ghani has said that he would not join CPEC if Islamabad refused to permit connectivity between India and Afghanistan, according to India’s Live Mint news …

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US seeks India’s help to ‘keep an eye’ on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US Am­bassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said that India can help the United States in keeping an eye on Pakistan, as Washington cannot tolerate any government that shelters terrorists. In her address to the US-India Friendship Council in Washington on Tuesday, Ambassador Haley, an American politician of …

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US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorism: Tillerson

Washington– Ahead of his India visit, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the US expects Pakistan to take decisive action against terrorist groups, and warned that countries that use terror as an instrument of policy will only see their international reputation diminished. Tillerson, who said that …

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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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India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pak policy

NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump‘s tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for cooperation on many fronts, has flummoxed many here, coming as it does shortly after the US seemed to have put Pakistan on notice while announcing its new …

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