Burzine Waghmar's lecture, Karakoram Kowtowing: Pusillanimous Pakistanis and Calculating Chinese at CPEC seminar, “CPEC: Diplomatic debt-trap or economic game-changer for South Asia?”, London, Dec. 15, 2017.
Mr. Burzine Waghmar said that Pakistan’s long relationship with China as its ‘all-weather friend’, is an asymmetrical deliberately cynical relationship wherein Beijing has always assumed the mantle of an Marxist imperialist. He questioned the love of Pakistan for their Muslim brethren in Jammu & Kashmir and Palestine while it remains silent over the persecution of the Uyghur Muslims in China’s Xinjiang Province where even fasting in Ramadan is prohibited, while adding that this selective outrage is hypocritical, to say the least. Discussing the economic ramifications of the CPEC for Pakistanis themselves, Mr. Waghmar stated that Islamabad had to accept that all CPEC contracts must be with Chinese contractors who are not obliged to partner with local manufacturers, supply-chains or firms. ...
Qs. & Answer Session:
Burzine Waghmar, SOAS: "The solution to CPEC is transparency"
Burzine Waghmar, SOAS: "Washington is happy to let others take up the slack"
Burzine Waghmar during the Q&A session of EFSAS' Panel Discussion on CPEC