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What China's New Silk Road means for Israel

http://www.diplomaticourier.com/2016/09/01/chinas-new-silk-road-means-israel/What China’s New Silk Road Means for Israel

September 1, 2016Written by Roi FederChinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Middle East in January, was almost unnoticed in Israel. This is likely because China’s most ambitious leader since Mao Zedong did not include Israel on his visit. But make no mistake, Israel has become a strategic focal point for China, and if it fails to leverage this, it will miss a unique opportunity to not only upgrade and diversify its economy, but to position itself as a critical outpost on China’s New Silk Road. If Israel seizes the current window of opportunity, while being sensitive to America’s regional interests, it may become a critical trading route between East and West.On January 20th, China signed an agreement with Djibouti, allowing it to build its first naval port outside of China. With a population of some 900,000, Djibouti is one of the poorest countries in the world,…

Horgos: The First New City Of The New Silk Road Becomes A Hub For Robots

http://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/01/09/horgos-the-first-new-city-of-the-new-silk-road-becomes-a-hub-for-robots/#56d7fae6022c
Wade Shepard ,   CONTRIBUTORI travel to emerging markets around Asia and report on what I find.  In the spring of 2015 I found myself walking through the streets of Horgos, a place on the Chinese side of the China/ Kazakhstan border that has recently reemerged as the first new city of the New Silk Road. Although its history extends back to the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618) and it was once a stop on the ancient Silk Road, the modern city of Horgos at that point wasn’t even a year old. The initial wave of construction was just getting going there, and the only thing the place really had was a struggling cross-border duty free zone, the full support of Beijing, and little else.The big dream is for Horgos, a place that is being built up from a small village and some lavender fields, to become a major trade junction that would link together east and west, north…

Low pressure in Sui Gas System: CNG stations to reman shut for 15 days

https://www.samaa.tv/economy/2017/01/cng-stations-in-balochistan-to-remain-shut-for-15-days
CNG stations in Balochistan to remain shut for 15 daysJanuary 9, 2017

By: Samaa Web Desk
KARACHI: All CNG stations in Balochistan would remain shut for 15 days from tomorrow (Tuesday) owing to low pressure in Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) system.This was announced by an official of the SSGC here Monday.He said due to severe weather conditions in the province of Balochistan, availability of gas had decreased resulting in depletion of line pack and extremely low pressure in SSGC’s system.Subsequent to this situation, all CNG stations in Balochistan would remain close from Tuesday, January 10, 2017 (08.00 a.m.) to Wednesday, January 25, 2017 (08.00 a.m) for a period of 15 days, the SSGC official stated.He said the `SSGC regrets its customers for any inconvenience caused in this regard’. –APP

List of women and children abducted by Pakiatan Army in Naseerabad and Chahtar

First List: People including women and Children who were abducted by the infamous Pakistani army from Naseerabad. 1. Mozoyee w/o Luqman Bugti    
2. Meherzadi w/o Mohammad Alam Bugti
3. Jori w/o Momin Bugti
4. Sanayet Bibi w/o Momin Bugti
5. Meher khatoon w/o Mohammad Umer Bugti
6. Gul khan s/o Mohammad Umer Bugti 3 years old
7. Wali Mohammad s/o Momin Bugti (infant)
8. Noori d/o Momin Bugti
9. Sadoori d/o Momin Bugti
10.Gul bibi d/o Momin BugtiSecond List: Pakistani infamous army on Monday abducted 23 family members of same family in Chahter Balochistan.1. Bano w/o Bhambor Bugti
2. Dur Bakhat w/o Kafeel Bugti
3. Gul khatoon d/o Bhambor Bugti
4. Fatima d/o Bhambor Bugti
5. Granaz d/o Bhambor Bugti
6. Sooba s/o Kafeel Bugti
7. Hajiran d/o Mehran Bugti
8. Shezadi d/o Bhambor Bugti
9. Shazen Bibi w/o Fazal Mohammed Bugti
10. Nazli Bibi w/o Fazal Mohammed Bugti
11. Sattaullah s/o Fazal Mohamed Bugti
12. Jan Bibi d/o Fazal Mohammed Bugti
13. Shari d/o Fazal Mohammad Bugti
14. Mehro w/o…

List of women and children abducted by Pakiatan Army in Naseerabad and Chahtar

First List: People including women and Children who were abducted by the infamous Pakistani army from Naseerabad. 1. Mozoyee w/o Luqman Bugti    
2. Meherzadi w/o Mohammad Alam Bugti
3. Jori w/o Momin Bugti
4. Sanayet Bibi w/o Momin Bugti
5. Meher khatoon w/o Mohammad Umer Bugti
6. Gul khan s/o Mohammad Umer Bugti 3 years old
7. Wali Mohammad s/o Momin Bugti (infant)
8. Noori d/o Momin Bugti
9. Sadoori d/o Momin Bugti
10.Gul bibi d/o Momin BugtiSecond List: Pakistani infamous army on Monday abducted 23 family members of same family in Chahter Balochistan.1. Bano w/o Bhambor Bugti
2. Dur Bakhat w/o Kafeel Bugti
3. Gul khatoon d/o Bhambor Bugti
4. Fatima d/o Bhambor Bugti
5. Granaz d/o Bhambor Bugti
6. Sooba s/o Kafeel Bugti
7. Hajiran d/o Mehran Bugti
8. Shezadi d/o Bhambor Bugti
9. Shazen Bibi w/o Fazal Mohammed Bugti
10. Nazli Bibi w/o Fazal Mohammed Bugti
11. Sattaullah s/o Fazal Mohamed Bugti
12. Jan Bibi d/o Fazal Mohammed Bugti
13. Shari d/o Fazal Mohammad Bugti
14. Mehro w/o…

he Becoming Of Kurdistan – OpEd

http://www.eurasiareview.com/09012017-the-becoming-of-kurdistan-oped/The Becoming Of Kurdistan – OpEdKurdistan. Graphic by Kermanshahi, Wikipedia Commons.BY AAKASHMEHROTRA* JANUARY 9, 2017Walking around in Ebril, Iraq, you can easily come across cues of a coming of a new tiny nation. There is an imposing Parliament in the center of the city, diplomatic missions of foreign states, soldiers sporting a non-Iraqi national flag and a separate national anthem. This is the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, under Baghdad’s writ.And the winds of change have never been stronger here.In early February, President Masoud Barzani called for a referendum on Kurdish independence. “The time has come and the conditions are now suitable for the people to make a decision through a referendum on their future,” Barzani said.The Kurdistan region gained autonomy within Iraq in 1991 after US intervention and was officially recognized by the Iraqi Government i…

10 Top risks of 2017

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13953355.htmNEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) JANUARY 03, 2017Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer and Chairman Cliff Kupchan are pleased to present this year’s Top Risks report, which identifies the most challenging political and geopolitical trends and stress points for global investors and market participants in 2017, as well as a few red herrings—issues that, despite media attention, are unlikely to pose a significant threat or drive instability in the coming year.“This year marks the most volatile political risk environment in the postwar period, at least as important to global markets as the economic recession of 2008,” said Bremmer. “In 2017, we enter a period of geopolitical recession.”At the top of the list in 2017 is the risk presented by Independent America: “The triumph of ‘America first’ as the primary driver of foreign policy in the world’s only superpower marks a break with decades of US exceptionalism and belief in the indispensability of U…

The Iran-Russia-China strategic Eurasia triangle

https://www.sott.net/article/334457-The-Iran-Russia-China-strategic-Eurasia-triangle

F. William Engdahl
New Eastern Outlook
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:11 UTC

The developing economic, political and military links binding Iran, China and Russia in what I see as an emerging Golden Triangle in Eurasia, are continuing to deepen in significant areas. This, while it seems to be US geopolitical strategy in a prospective Trump Administration to distance Washington from both Iran and from China, while dangling the carrot of lessened confrontation between Washington and Moscow - classic Halford Mackinder or Kissinger geopolitics of avoiding a two-front war that was colossally backfiring on Washington by trying to shift the power balance. At present, the dynamic of the past several years of closer cooperation by the three pivotal states of the Eurasian Heartland is gaining strategic momentum. The latest is the visit of China's Minister of Defense and of Russian senior officials to Teheran.On November 1…

Strategic realignment in South Asian politics

http://m.gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/strategic-realignment-in-south-asian-politics-1.1958541



To stabilise the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, which is key to safeguarding Moscow’s vital interests in Caucasus and Central Asia, Russia has not hesitated to draw China into the ringBy Seema Sengupta, Special to Gulf News18:23 January 8, 2017
FILE PHOTO: A container is loaded on to the first Chinese container ship to depart after the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan November 13, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz/File Photo

When Russian Ambassador to Pakistan Alexey Dedov mooted the proposal of aligning his country’s ambitious Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) initiative with the Chinese-funded $46 billion (Dh169.18 billion) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project recently, Indian security experts wasted no time in connecting the dots to predict an emerging axis between Russia, China and Pakistan.Moscow’s support for CPEC, considered to be a threat to N…

Oracle Coalfields moves closer to Thar funding with CPEC support

http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/171308/oracle-coalfields-moves-closer-to-thar-funding-with-cpec-support-171308.html

07:38 09 Jan 2017CPEC has been established to support infrastructure and energy projects in PakistanOracle is developing a lignite mine with a power station at the mouthOracle Coalfields plc's  (LON:ORCP) huge Thar coal and power project has been further boosted - as the site was raised to the priority list by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).The latter has been established to support infrastructure and energy projects in Pakistan, and importantly, should result in the fast-tracking of debt-funding for the project.A delighted chief executive Shahrukh Khan told investors it reinforced the support given by the governments in China and Pakistan.READ - Oracle Coalfields sparks investor interest with latest Thar developmentBIG PICTURE - Oracle Coalfields plc assembling the jigsaw for Pakistan project"As previously announced on 3 June 2016…

CPEC joke of the day

http://balochhouse.blogspot.in/2017/01/pakistan-army-chief-sells-china.html?m=1CPEC JOKEA study late last year by the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) estimated CPEC would create 700,000 jobs in Pakistan and a Chinese newspaper recently placed the number at more than 2 million.
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Protest in Front of Karachi press club against the illegal abduction of Baloch women and kids

*Protest in Front of Karachi press club against the illegal abduction of Baloch women and kids along with 100 noncombatant civilian in Naseerabad and Dera Bugti:*9بھاران 2017بلوچ ہیومین رائٹس آرگنائزیشن *BHRO*ءِ نیمگ ءَ بلوچستان ءَ پاکستانی زوراوریں لشکر ءِ لشکر کشی ءُ نسیر آباد ءَ جنین ءُ چکانی آوار جنگ ءِ بگیری ءَ کراچی ءَ زھرشانی کنت بلوچ ہیومین رائٹس آرگنائزیشن ءَ گوں مردم دوست ءُ چاگرد دوستیں مردماں ھوار دراھیں تکہ ءُ پھناتاں سیادی داروکیں مردماں گوں دزبندی کتگ کہ بلوچستان ءَ انسانی ھکانی لگتمالی ءِ بگیری ءَ وتی توار ءَ بُرز بہ کن اَنت ءُ کراچی ءَ ہیومین رائٹس ءِ نیمگ ءَ.بوھوکین زھرشانی ءَ بھر بہ زور اَنت وھد ءُ پاس بیگاہ ءِ سھت 3:00
رمس: 10جنوری 2017
جاگہ: کراچی ءِ رسانک جاہ پریس کلب Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) will hold a demonstration against Military Operations being carried out in all over Balochistan and against the abductions of innocent women and children from Naseerabad.All human rights activist and human lovers are appealed to join the demonstration and rais…

Chinese perspective on creating Eurasian Economic Space

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the initiative to create a Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) in September 2013 during a speech in Kazakhstan addressed to the states of Central Asia. By late 2015, that proposal had gained a broad array of support across the entire Eurasian continent. Many states in the region signed official documents for cooperating with China on the construction of the SREB, or else included the SREB project in bilateral political documents.Chinese and Russian leaders met in Moscow on May 8, 2015 to sign a Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China on cooperation in aligning efforts to build the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Silk Road Economic Belt. They decided that the goal of such linkage would be the formation of a Common Space on the entire Eurasian continent. All of the EAEU states later expressed support for the initiative.This report, prepared by a leading Chinese expert on the issue, aims to illuminate fully the…