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  • BELT AND ROAD: China-Iran deal overshadows Pakistan Belt and Road project0

    Beijing’s plan to invest in Tehran’s Hormuz port threatens Islamabad’s value A proposed $400 billion economic partnership between China and Iran has some experts questioning the value of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. (Source photo by Reuters)  ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer July 21, 2020  KARACHI — A proposed $400 billion economic and strategic agreement between Iran and

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  • Kashmiris cheer as China battles India in Himalayas0

      Locals expect help but global community remains silent about Delhi’s crackdown   An armed conflict between China and India, Kashmiris have come to believe, might be a good thing. (Photo by Bhat Burhan) BHAT BURHAN and SAQIB MUGLOO, Contributing writers    July 2, 2020 SRINAGAR, India — A clash last month in the Himalayas

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  • Indians must stop spreading anti-Muslim fake news on Whats-app – Nikkei Asian Review0

    Misleading images and videos are suggesting coronavirus conspiracy Ankur Shah May 08, 2020 Members of the Tablighi Jamaat cluster in quarantine during lockdown in New Delhi on Apr. 16.   © Hindustan Times/Getty Images Ankur Shah is a writer focused on China, Russia and India for, among others, the Economist, UNESCO and Foreign Policy. Since

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  • Beijing-backed Pakistan port opens as hub for Afghanistan trade0

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    • January 23, 2020

    Gwadar challenges Indian interests in region, but China’s ROI remains unclear Nikkei Asian Review ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer January 23, 2020 KARACHI — Gwadar port in southern Pakistan recently began handling cargo bound for Afghanistan. While undoubtedly a positive development for the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, experts say the economic sustainability of the Chinese-managed

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  • China’s mood chills on new Belt and Road projects in Pakistan0

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    • November 19, 2019

    Cautious amid economic crisis, Beijing defers oil, gas and steel offers ADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer November 10, 2019 KARACHI — When Pakistan and China sat down recently for talks on Beijing’s major Belt and Road initiative known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the China side showed a distinct lack of enthusiasm toward pumping more money into

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  • Japan and India to develop Colombo port, countering Belt and Road0

    With Sri Lanka, partners take on China’s expanding Indian Ocean presence Nikkei staff writers May 20, 2019 TOKYO — The governments of Japan, India and Sri Lanka have agreed to jointly develop the Port of Colombo, Nikkei has learned, as the Indian Ocean becomes more integral to global trade. The project’s goals are to increase

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  • China’s disappointing aid offer dashes Pakistan’s hope of debt rescue0

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    • February 12, 2019

    Loans Beijing promised fell short of what Islamabad needs to build up reservesADNAN AAMIR, Contributing writer February 11, 2019 18:24 JST Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Beijing in November to request financial help.   © Reuters QUETTA, Pakistan — Disappointment is spreading in Pakistan over an unexpectedly small amount of financial help from China,

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  • Trump’s global retreat is an illusion0

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    • February 4, 2018

    January 31, 2018 Bilahari Kausikan The US maintains global role, while China struggles to project power U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address in Washington on Jan. 30. © Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump is often portrayed as retreating from global leadership and paving the way for China’s unstoppable rise

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  • China woos Bhutan with $10 billion in standoff with India0

    Beijing seen driving wedge in New Delhi-Thimphu alliance YUJI KURONUMA, Nikkei staff writer © AP NEW DELHI — Locked in a two-month border standoff with India and tiny Bhutan in the Himalayas, China is offering its little neighbor $10 billion in economic assistance to soften its stance. Sources say that since the offer, Bhutan has toned

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