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CPEC debt trap

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

To avoid China's debt trap, Malaysia to re-examine projects under Belt and Road Initiative

Malaysia's PM Mahatir Mohamad has said many countries have taken China's easy loans without thinking of how they will repay them.

Jun 06, 2018, 15:16 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

CPEC mess: Chinese company building Gwadar Port operating in Pakistan illegally, lawmakers told

A high-level parliamentary committee has ordered an investigation into the company building and operating Gwadar Port.

Mar 14, 2018, 11:40 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

China building bunkers, military infrastructure for Pakistan along border with India

The rising number of Chinese security personnel in Pakistan is a cause for concern.

Jan 06, 2018, 17:33 PM IST

China wields CPEC: Pakistan buckles to trade in yuan, to treat it equal to US Dollar

Less than a month back, Pakistani finance ministry officials had termed this move against the country's interest.

Dec 19, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

CPEC trouble: Pakistan halts work on 3 road projects that China stopped funding

Work on the road project will resume only after China hands over the money, a minister said.

Dec 12, 2017, 13:29 PM IST

China wants more control over CPEC, pushing Pakistan Army to take over: European think tank

Will Pakistan Army bow to Chinese pressure and take over? And will control stop with CPEC?

Dec 09, 2017, 19:47 PM IST