Aug 07, 2021 08:59 AM IST
With the US withdrawing from Afghanistan, the situation is ideal for China to fill the power vacuum with the help of its all-weather ally Pakistan. Afghanistan’s natural resources, its strategic location and Beijing's own investments in the CPEC are big enough temptations. But will it work?
- Oct 28, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Beijing has invested more than $50 billion as part of the CPEC to upgrade infrastructure, power and transport links across Pakistan. Travel time across Lahore, a congested city with 11 million residents, has been cut to 45 minutes.
- Oct 25, 2020 07:46 PM IST
Punjab province Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Chinese officials inaugurated the projected which has been completed in six years at the cost of over $2.2 billion.
- Jun 07, 2020 01:01 PM IST
The approval of the project to upgrade the 1,872 km-long railway track from Peshawar to Karachi is a big milestone for the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), said Lieutenant General (retired) Asim Saleem Bajwa, chairman of the CPEC Authority.
- Feb 28, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's adviser on commerce Abdul Razak Dawood on Thursday said the government made the offer during a meeting with the US trade delegation led by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday, The Express Tribune reported.
- Jan 24, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Senior US diplomat Alice Wells has said there is no transparency in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the firms blacklisted by the World Bank have got contracts under the project, which will increase the country's debt burden.
- Jan 23, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Subramanian Swamy’s comments on the Mumbai and Kolkata ports provides the opportunity to highlight the pressing concern of weak infrastructural capacities in India.
- Jan 22, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Speaking at an event here on Tuesday during her four-day visit to Pakistan, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia also said that companies blacklisted by the World Bank have got contracts under the CPEC.
- Nov 23, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Chinese envoy to Pakistan Yao Jing's statement came as the US on November 21 warned Islamabad against the CPEC project, claiming it is going to take a toll on Pakistan's economy.
- Nov 22, 2019 11:49 AM IST
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a planned network of roads, railways and energy projects linking China's resource-rich Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region with Pakistan's strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.
- Oct 22, 2019 04:05 PM IST
The China Hub Power Plant is the first joint power project between Pakistan and China under the CPEC initiative and would generate electricity utilising coal from local mines, the Business Recorder, a Pakistani financial daily, reported.
- Jun 11, 2019 02:05 PM IST
The FATF threats have produced a temporary shutting down and freezing for terror infrastructure, but all that has been done is reversible. There is not a single irreversible action here.
- May 02, 2019 08:46 AM IST
As most countries in India’s neighbourhood and Eurasia are participating in it, it will become more and more difficult for India to isolate its own connectivity plans from the BRI-linked projects.
- Apr 26, 2019 08:07 AM IST
There will also be "zero tolerance" for corruption, Xi said at a Belt and Road summit, adding that the initiative "is not an exclusive club".
- Nov 27, 2018 03:45 PM IST
Three heavily-armed suicide bombers stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistan's largest city on November 23, killing four people including two policemen before being shot dead by security forces which foiled the daring attack in the high-security zone.
- Oct 09, 2018 02:19 PM IST
Pakistan's Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid recently announced plans to cut the USD 8.2 billion Karachi-Peshawar railway project by about USD 2 billion.
- Oct 08, 2018 03:21 PM IST
After the recent visit of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia, it was announced that Riyadh will be the third "strategic partner" of USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
- Oct 03, 2018 11:57 AM IST
The CPEC is the flagship project of the multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a pet project of President Xi Jinping aimed at enhancing China's influence around the world through China-funded infrastructure projects.
- Sep 28, 2018 03:41 PM IST
The two sides also signed three agreements worth $16.1 million for financing projects in health and education sectors in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
- Sep 21, 2018 12:24 PM IST
A smart, forward-looking Indian leadership should not pass up the opportunity to increase economic linkages with Pakistan, and provide the latter with an alternative to China
- Sep 20, 2018 06:35 PM IST
Pakistan has invited Riyadh to join the CPEC as the third "strategic partner", The News quoted him as saying.
- Sep 10, 2018 02:12 PM IST
Pakistan and China pledged on Sunday to complete the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on Khan and expressed desire to further enhance the bilateral strategic partnership.
- Aug 16, 2018 01:41 PM IST
New Delhi needs to reconsider its attitude towards its smaller neighbours at a time when Beijing is knitting the economies of South Asia together and reorienting them away from India
- Jun 15, 2018 04:37 PM IST
China and Pakistan will jointly produce a movie to highlight the "intimate friendship" of the people from the two countries, according to a media report.
- Jun 08, 2018 07:30 PM IST
"The focus of the reforms is therefore evidently moving towards the PLA (People's Liberation Army) Navy, PLA Airforce and PLA Rocket Forces as opposed to erstwhile emphasis on just the PLA,"