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Tokyo’s shift on AIIB based on economics

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By Li Ruoyu Source:Global Times Published: 2017/5/23 19:53:39
Illustration: Liu Rui/GT

The first Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation convened in Beijing on May 14 and 15, gathering together 29 heads of state and government. However, although he is not a state leader, the head of the Japanese delegation Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party, also became the focus of media coverage of the grand convention. As a leading figure of Japan's ruling party, Nikai presented a letter from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Chinese President Xi Jinping and said to the media that Japan should become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) at an early date. It is nothing new that countries are eager to join the AIIB considering its sound performance since its establishment, but the shift from rejection to recognition in Japan's attitude deserves deliberation in view of its resistance during…

OPINION: IGNORE SILK ROAD HUBRIS, CHINA WILL GROW OLD BEFORE IT GETS RICH

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BY KARIMRASLAN23 MAY 2017President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road plan is rooted in the past: here are five lessons from history that suggest assumptions of China’s inevitable rise are mistakenChinese President Xi Jinping with world leaders at the Belt and Road Forum. The initiative is rooted in the past. Photo: KyodoA rising China has turned us all – especially in Southeast Asia – into amateur historians.President Xi Jinping’s signature initiative to revive the ancient Silk Road trading routes is rooted in the past, therefore the pageantry, rhetoric and indeed the substance of last week’s high-profile “Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation” in Beijing cannot be understood if one ignores history.Living as they do in China’s “armpit”, Southeast Asians have no choice but to learn a lot more about the Middle Kingdom.Why China should be wary of overconfidenceGiven th…

Spotlight: How China's Belt and Road is making the world smaller

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Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-23 15:04:39|Editor: Mengjieby Xinhua writer Chen ShileiBEIJING, May 23 (Xinhua) -- As a high-level forum on the Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative took place in Beijing on May 14-15, the China-proposed initiative has again become the focus of the world.Proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative, comprising the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, aims to build a trade and infrastructure network connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and beyond ancient trade routes.The initiative, which embraces the spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit, has gained support from more than 100 countries and international organizations, among which more than 40 have signed cooperation agreements with China.NO MARSHALL PLANAmid skeptics questioning China's intentions behind the initiative, Chin…

Third maritime patrol ship inducted for security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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By: ANI | Karachi | Published: May 23, 2017 11:18 AMThe induction ceremony was done in the presence of Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo.(Representative image Reuters)Pakistan has inducted PMSS Dasht as the third Chinese-built maritime patrol ship for the protection and security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The other two ships are the PMSS Hingol and the PMSS Basol, reports the Dawn. The induction ceremony was done in the presence of Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo.Speaking on the occasion, Bizenjo said major challenges have been witnessed and experienced by Pakistan and with the inception of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the nation has become a centre of global attention. The PMSS Dasht has been built for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and arrived in Karachi ea…

Women in Balochistan must be given due representation in politics

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By Hizbullah KhanPublished: May 23, 2017

Social and cultural factors have left little options for women politicians in the province. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILEArticle-25 of the constitution claims that “all citizens are equal before the law and are entitled to equal protection before the law: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex.” But can women in Balochistan’s political sphere, let alone women in the province, also say that they are being treated fairly?Balochistan – a violence-ridden province in Pakistan – is dominated, overwhelmingly, by conservative attitudes where discrimination against women is arrant. Here, social and cultural factors have left very little space for women in politics and, therefore, there is almost no space for them to scream and demand their rights.Balochistan gender exclusion: Not a single woman on 1,450 seatsADVERTISEMENTOut of the eight major political part…

A short history of the relationship: China-Pakistan, bhai-bhai

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Written by Nirupama Subramanian |Updated: May 23, 2017 1:13 AmHoardings in Islamabad of Presidents Xi Jinping and Mamnoon Hussain, and PM Nawaz Sharif. (Source: AP photo)

The countries describe their friendship as being ‘higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, sweeter than honey’. To this, CPEC might well add, ‘stronger than steel’. It’s a relationship that has endured nearly 7 decades of changes in geopolitical and strategic interests. It’s a layered, complex story — in which considerations about India have often played a dominant role.On the night of July 12, 2007, hours after Pakistani commandos stormed Lal Masjid, the mosque in the heart of Islamabad that had become a militant stronghold, General Pervez Musharraf, then both President and Army Chief, made a sombre television address. He explained why the operation that killed 103 people …

Third maritime patrol ship inducted for security of CPEC

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Karachi [Pakistan], May 23 : Pakistan has inducted PMSSDasht as the third Chinese-built maritime patrol ship for the protection and security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

karachi [pakistan], May 23 : Pakistan has inducted PMSS Dasht as the third Chinese-built maritime patrol ship for the protection and security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).The other two ships are the PMSS Hingol and the PMSS Basol, reports the Dawn.The induction ceremony was done in the presence of Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo.Speaking on the occasion, Bizenjo said major challenges have been witnessed and experienced by Pakistan and with the inception of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the nation has become a centre of global attention.The PMSS Dasht has been built for the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and arrived in Karachi earlier t…