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Australia rejects China push on Silk Road strategy rejects China push on Silk Road strategy Canberra fears tying infrastructure fund to Beijing’s plans would hit US relations Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reviews a military honour guard with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing last year © AFP Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens new window) Share on Whatsapp (opens new window) 9 Save MARCH 22, 2017 by: Jamie Smyth in Sydney Australia has rejected a Chinese push for a formal alignment of Canberra’s A$5bn state infrastructure fund with Beijing’s New Silk Road strategy, over concerns it could damage relations with the US at a time when it is asking Washington to do more in the region. Sample the FT’s top stories for a week You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic Enter email addressInvalid email Sign up By signing up you confirm that you have read and…

Australia: Lost in Eurasia over China and OBOR,10140

Reginald Little 24 March 2017, 7:00am  9
'The danger is real that Australia could be marginalised from the state of the art overland infrastructure of OBOR.' (Image via media, academia, officials and politicians are all trapped in the same failing narratives and mythologies about China, writes former diplomat Reg Little.INVITED TO BE a founding member of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Australian leaders dilly dallied, and only agreed on an Australian membership of reduced standing and influence after Britain and other Europeans had led the way.Now Australia seems to be repeating this folly, but on a grander scale.An article headed 'China snubbed on road, rail push', on page two of The Australian on 20 March, reported that:'The Turnbull government is set to rebuff the Chinese President’s call to align Au…

Experts Say Russian Game Plan in Eurasia Could Bring India, China Closer

ASIA & PACIFIC18:11 23.03.2017Get short URL42457150Moscow's grand plan to enhance connectivity in Eurasia with the North-South International Corridor could bridge the India-China divide over the One Belt, One Road and other areas, they say.© AFP 2017/ YOSHIKAZU TSUNOJapan Hopes to Establish Mutual Trust With Russia on Asia-Pacific SecurityNew Delhi (Sputnik) — As India and Russia prepare for their 18th annual summit in early June this year in St. Petersburg, the challenge before the two countries would be to give fresh impetus to their bilateral trade and strategic ties without losing sight of reality. In particular, the rise of China in Eurasia along with its multi-billion-infrastructure push must feature in India-Russia ties, say experts.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit St. Petersburg on June 1 to attend an international economic forum and the annual summit with President Vladimir Putin.…

Water shortage in Gwadar   DailyTimes

Sir: In district Gwadar, people are suffering from the shortage of clean water as they do not have enough water to drink. The people of Gwadar are buying water from tankers which is too dirty and causing many serious diseases.The District Commissioner (DC) of Gwadar is not taking any action against it. This is the duty of DC to ensure availability of water in all areas of Gwadar.I request the DC Gwadar to make efforts for the provision of all basic facilities to the residents of Gwadar.BISMAWAQARAHMEDTurbat

KP to have 2600 special CPEC security force

March 26, 2017IslamabadThe Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to constitute a special force for security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the province. Official sources talking to media informed that two thousand and six hundred security personnel would be inducted for this purpose. The process of recruitment would be completed by December this year costing ninety-six million rupees.The force would be properly trained and equipped to successfully fulfill their responsibility in a proper way. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has now demonstrated, though belatedly, an aggressive ambition to draw its share from political benefits of the landmark China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) for the province.
Previously, it wasted a lot of precious time in needlessly picking holes in the CPEC when it was required to concentrate on it and get what was due to it. However, the change of mind occurred only when …

CPEC: the goose with the golden eggs

By Naveed AhmadPublished: March 26, 2017

Betting its fate on Pakistan with a $51-billion investment in infrastructure, China remains wary of its neighbour’s squint-eyed politicians who have proven their lack of vision over the years. Many of these politicians can’t see beyond the impending election woes. Since May 2013, the country has been on a dizzying political rollercoaster. Beijing has been observing the incidents with unusual persistence. Since the visit of the Chinese president and the unveiling of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the waters have become murkier with the federation and the provinces slinging mud at each other. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been on the offensive against the Nawaz government and actively criticising it for ignoring the western route or misleading the Chinese about it. The fierce debate on CPEC undermined Beijing’s view that investment of such scale may bring un…

Balochistan chief minister invites Karachi’s business community to invest in Gwadar

March 27, 2017

Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Sanaullah Khan Zehri invited Karachi’s business community on Sunday to visit Gwadar and take advantage of the investment opportunities in the new port city.Speaking as the chief guest at a ceremony held on Saturday night to unveil Gwadar Gymkhana, an upcoming project, Zehri assured Karachi’s business community that the province would provide them with protection, a business-friendly environment and all due privileges which were considered vital for the promotion of investment.Your investment will not only remain secure, but you’ll also reap rich dividends,” he added.Zehri said Gwadar would be the second city of the country built with proper planning as a comprehensive master plan had been prepared for this purpose.  “Our friendly nation China has extended us wholehearted assistance for the development of Gwadar and it…

Balochistan FC foils IED attack

National7 HOURS AGO BY PAKISTANTODAYBalochistan Frontier Corps on Sunday effectively foiled an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on the road connecting Turbat and Dasht in Balochistan.According to Inter services Public relations (ISPR), the FC, as part of the ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, was carrying out search and surveillance operation in the area detected an IED planted along the roadside to sabotage the process of census in the area.After spotting the IED, the experts of the law enforcement agencies defused it to avoid detonating. Thus, the action saved possible loss of life and threat to census process

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