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China defends contentious CPEC, says it is economic initiative and has not affected its stand on Kashmir issue

May 24, 2021 10:23 pm

India has protested to China over the CPEC, the flagship project of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), as it traverses through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Pakistan has not used its geographical advantage to become a trading nation

November 14, 2020 8:44 am

China, India’s largest trading partner — $94 billion both ways — has to use the roundabout route through Southeast Asia to transport its goods. Yet, Pakistan is on the verge of changing its identity from a war-fighting nation to a trading one.

India rejects J&K reference in Pak-China statement, raises CPEC

August 23, 2020 2:16 am

India has repeatedly conveyed its concerns to both China and to Pakistan on CPEC projects which are in Indian territory illegally occupied by Pakistan.

Pak approves $7.2 bn railway line upgradation project under CPEC

June 07, 2020 4:22 pm

The approval by the key government body has set the stage for the final negotiations with China for financing the project and talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address its concern over a big loan from Beijing.

Pakistan says US invited to invest in CPEC

February 28, 2020 3:47 pm

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.

Pakistan to engage China on big CPEC projects during PM Imran Khan's visit: minister

October 07, 2019 2:21 pm

Imran Khan's visit to China, third since he took over as Prime Minister in August last year, acquires significance as it comes days ahead of President Xi's planned high-profile visit to India next week.

Pakistan, China agree to further expand CPEC

May 28, 2019 9:42 pm

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

May 14, 2019 6:35 pm

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.

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

November 02, 2018 4:05 am

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

October 18, 2018 6:30 pm

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.