close

News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

China Pakistan Economic Corridor

Pakistan suppressing critical voices against CPEC, US lawmakers told

At the very local level, people who critique CPEC are often labelled as terrorists, said researcher Shamila Chaudhary, who served in the previous Obama Administration.

May 14, 2019, 08:23 AM IST

Pakistan puts major CPEC power project on hold, asks China to delete it from list

According to a report in Pakistan-based Dawn News, the country's government will shut down several other schemes under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP).

Jan 14, 2019, 10:00 AM IST

Pakistan dismisses 'military dimension' to CPEC, says project with China all about economy

CPEC is just a bilateral economic project, which is not aimed against any third country, says Pakistan.

Dec 28, 2018, 17:33 PM IST

CPEC in trouble? Imran Khan's new government preps to raise pressure on China

Imran Khan himself is singing praises about the China-Pakistan friendship. But his party seems to be working on something else.

Aug 19, 2018, 18:59 PM IST

Financial crunch hits CPEC in Pakistan, several projects stalled

Work on several projects, which are part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), has been stalled in Pakistan reportedly because of financial constraints. According to Pakistan-based Dawn News, the National Highway Authority in the country is under financial crisis and hence the work on several projects has been stalled.

Jul 23, 2018, 10:43 AM IST

'For China, by China, of China' not acceptable: Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad on Belt and Road Initiative

He had earlier warned that these Chinese projects are a debt trap for poorer countries.

Jun 20, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa wants talks & peace, but India is not open to it: UK think tank

The commentary noted that Pakistan's prosperity is dependent on peace with India.

May 05, 2018, 12:47 PM IST

No fundamental difference on 'inter-connectivity' issue, we'll not push India on Belt and Road Initiative: China

China on Saturday said Beijing will "not be too hard" with New Delhi on the issue of the Belt and Road Initiative.

Apr 28, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

Military and debt servicing swallow more than half of Pakistan budget, only 15.2 percent for development

In 2018-19, Pakistan will borrow more than it will repay.

Apr 19, 2018, 00:21 AM IST

Pakistan's CPEC port in Gwadar has more challenges than advantages: Report

Connectivity, higher transportation cost and services could prevent Gwadar from succeeding. And, of all things, it may be water that could be the biggest threat.

Apr 12, 2018, 20:25 PM IST

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

Being put on the terrorism financing watchlist would lead to a drying up of foreign financing, which could push Islamabad further into China's embrace, which is already raising suspicions in Pakistan.

Mar 28, 2018, 18:29 PM IST

CPEC impact: Growing Chinese influence may be driving Western investors away from Pakistan, say reports

High-ranking Pakistani official acknowledges that there is fear among Western investors that China could be given preferential treatment.

Mar 22, 2018, 11:21 AM IST

CPEC now threatens to destroy our industry by lifting import tariffs, say Pakistani officials

Pakistan slashed import tariffs on 6000 items. Now, there is no need for China to manufacture them in Pakistan, posing a threat to the SEZs set up along CPEC.

Mar 21, 2018, 20:04 PM IST

Join us, don't fight us: Iran invites Pakistan to be part of Chabahar project with India

Pakistan has repeatedly expressed concerns over India's involvement in the development of Chabahar Port for geopolitical reasons as well as the threat to its Gwadar Port project.

Mar 13, 2018, 10:34 AM IST

China in talks with Balochistan terrorists to protect CPEC installations, claims report

According to Financial Times, China has been in talks with the terrorists for more than five years.

Feb 20, 2018, 10:18 AM IST

Pakistan has not made Chinese an official language, it was fake news

The move is reportedly aimed at helping people connected with CPEC to communicate easily.

Feb 20, 2018, 06:35 AM IST

Pakistan, China gear up to tackle latest threat to CPEC in Gwadar port

Experts have raised an alarm over the safety of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan.

Feb 11, 2018, 15:03 PM IST

India may attack CPEC installations, fears Pakistan government

A letter by Pakistan Interior Ministry says that India has sent a group of 400 Muslim youth to Afghanistan to get training.

Feb 05, 2018, 10:40 AM IST

China embarrasses Pakistan at CPEC expo with huge poster showing Kashmir as part of India

China was forced to replace the poster after hue and cry.

Feb 01, 2018, 18:09 PM IST

Blow to China: African Union discovers data theft, espionage; ditches Chinese servers

China has reponded characterstically, dismissing the allegation instead of trying to win back the trust.

Jan 30, 2018, 11:51 AM IST