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Pakistan, China agree to further expand CPEC

The FO said that the two countries also agreed to enhance bilateral trade volume in a balanced way. "In this respect, they resolved to implement the recently concluded 2nd Phase of China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA) at the earliest.”

Voices critical of CPEC being suppressed in Pakistan, US lawmakers told

The USD 60 billion CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Pakistan's Balochistan with China's Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of the multi-million dollar Border and Road Initiative (BRI) launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping when he came to power in 2013.

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Initiatives across boundaries must respect integrity of nations, says Foreign Secretary

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale's comments assume significance with India boycotting China’s Belt and Road Initiative on the grounds of territorial sovereignty as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

China trying to use Tibetan Buddhism to promote Belt and Road Initiative, say experts

In a new initiative, China held a two-day symposium in northwest China's Qinghai Province on Tuesday to discuss how Buddhism could better serve BRI and resist separatism, state-run Global Times reported.

IMF should evaluate CPEC projects 'objectively' while granting bailout package to Pakistan: China

This comes after Pakistan agreed to share details of the debt related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the IMF as he formally sought a bailout package from the international lender.

Early implementation of CPEC projects will help realise Pak-China economic relations, says Imran Khan

The Pakistani prime minister emphasised on the need to focus on early establishment of the Special Economic Zones in various parts of the country, which would help the local industry to grow through industrialisation and would also create huge employment opportunities for the youth.

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Review of CPEC projects underway: Imran Khan

The USD 50 billion CPEC, launched in 2015, 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.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan likely to make first official visit to China in November

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer for Pakistan and has taken off.

Pakistan cuts CPEC investment in railways by USD 2 billion citing huge burden of loans

"Pakistan is a poor country that cannot afford huge burden of the loans," Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said.

Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese 'Silk Road' projects

Resistance has stiffened under the new government of populist Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has voiced alarm about rising debt levels and says the country must wean itself off foreign loans.

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