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What PoK? Join China-Pak corridor for economic benefits, Chinese media to India

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Updated: Feb 24, 2017 08:58 ISTBy Sutirtho PatranobisP
India should join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which goes through Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK), to reap economic benefits even if it means legitimising the disputed region, the Chinese state media said on Friday.The advice from Chinese state media came close on the heels of foreign secretary S Jaishankar making it clear in the just-concluded strategic dialogue that India has “sovereignty” issues with the corridor (CPEC) passing through PoK.The multi-billion dollar CPEC is the flagship project under President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive connectivity project over land and sea.“New Delhi fears that the CPEC, passing through the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, would serve the purpose of granting legitimacy to Pakistan’s contr…