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China to build up to 20 marine economy demonstration zones by 2020

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Source:people.cn Published: 2017/7/7 10:36:180China plans to build from 10 to 20 marine economy demonstration zones during the 13th Five-Year Planperiod (2016-2020), according to a recent plan jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Oceanic Administration.Sixty-percent of China’s economy relies on foreign trade, and 90 percent of the country’s foreign trade is transported by sea. The plan is based on China’s strategic need to build the country into a strong maritime power and to expand China’s emerging "blue economy."According to Fang Jianmeng, vice director of the SOA, the country needs to strengthen its maritime economic strength and increase its international influence, and rely on the maritime economy to boost the growth of its coastal regions.The plan stresses innovation, requiring the country to inject new dynamics into traditional industries with new technologies and methods. Scienti…

In Armed Conflict With India, Why China Would Be Bigger Loser

http://m.ndtv.com/opinion/3-messages-from-china-in-provocation-of-india-1721214

Samir SaranThe ongoing standoff at Doklam Plateau is less a boundary incident involving India, China and Bhutan and more a coming together of geopolitical faultlines in Asia that were long set on a collision course. China's wanton aggression, and India's refusal to be intimidated by it, stem from the different realities they live in. China believes it is destined to lead Asia, and indeed the world, by a process in which other actors are but bit players. India is strongly convinced of its destiny as a great power and an indispensable player in any conversation to re-engineer global regimes.It is against the backdrop of these competing ambitions that China's provocations on the Doklam Plateau must be viewed. As the race to establish an Asian order - or at least determine who gets to define it - intensifies, China will test Indian resolve and portray it as an unreliable partner to smaller neighbour…

Has China overplayed its hand?

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-has-china-overplayed-its-hand-2493170


China is in a tight spot as it faces a barrage of criticism from India, Bhutan, US, the Philippines, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea (Reuters)Shares686MINHAZ MERCHANT | Thu, 6 Jul 2017-08:05am , DNABeijing has disputes with virtually every neighbouring country over territorial or maritime sovereigntyA raft of bad news followed Chinese President Xi Jinping as he returned to Beijing from Hong Kong where he was confronted by angry demonstrators seeking more democracy in the Chinese territory on the 20th anniversary of its handover from Britain.While Xi was still in Hong Kong, the United States, to Beijing’s fury, announced arms sales of $1.42 billion to Taiwan, the breakaway island China claims sovereignty over. Meanwhile, the border dispute with India and Bhutan flared up, making Beijing look both bellicose and ineffectual. Bhutan, in an unusually aggressive move, issued a demarche to China through the I…

China’s Posturing in South China Sea Makes India, Vietnam Uneasy

https://www.thequint.com/india/2017/07/07/china-posturing-in-south-china-sea-makes-india-vietnam-uneasy



The QuintUpdated: 7 July, 2017 6:40 AM IST0Vietnam has extended an Indian oil concession in the South China Sea and begun drilling in another area it disputes with China in moves that could heighten tensions over who owns what in the vital maritime region.The moves come at a delicate time in Beijing's relations with Vietnam, which claims parts of the sea, and India, which recently sent warships to monitor the Malacca Straits, through which most of China's energy supplies and trade passes.Also Read: China Build Underwater Observation in Disputed South China SeaA senior official of ONGC Videsh, who asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter, said interest in the block was strategic rather than commercial, given that oil development there was seen as high-risk with only moderate potential.Vietnam also wants us to be there because of China’s interventions in t…

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency intercepts Chinese ship with stolen sand

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China flagged Xin Zhou 1 was stopped by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) as it passed through the Malacca Strait with sand believed to be stolen from Selangor. Photo: Malaysia Mail Online via MMEAView all 0 commentsmailPUBLISHED: 8:56 AM, JULY 7, 2017UPDATED: 8:59 AM, JULY 7, 2017KUALA LUMPUR — A Chinese ship carrying over 1,000 tonnes of sand illegally mined off Pulau Indah, Klang, has been intercepted by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) in the Malacca Strait. The ship, Xin Zhou 1, registered in the remote Pacific island of Palau, is believed to have been engaged by a company to transport sand to a location in Kuala Langat. Selangor MMEA director Captain (M) Abu Zaki Mohammed said nine Chinese nationals, consisting of eight crew and one skipper aged between 41 and 60, were arrested. Except for one of them, who did not have any identification pap…

Bhutan not the sole sufferer, Beijing is bullying other nations too

http://m.economictimes.com/news/defence/bhutan-not-the-sole-sufferer-beijing-is-bullying-other-nations-too/articleshow/59480024.cms


By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, ET Bureau | Jul 07, 2017, 06.13 AM IST

China’s unresolved land and maritime border disputes with its neighbours continue to hurt its relations with many countries and vitiate regional politics.NEW DELHI: The standoff at the India-Bhutan-China trijunction may be in the news at present but Bhutan is not the only smaller neighbour that has been on the receiving end of China’s territorial ambitions over the past few decades.Several countries in Central Asia (Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan), Southeast Asia (Viet​nam, Laos and Cambodia) and East Asia (Taiwan and Japan) have been forced by China to accept either its territorial claims or loans at high interest rates, with failure to repay resulting in China acquiring ownership of projects and land.“China’s penchant to compare its modern borders with those that existed prior to the perceived ‘…

CPEC will allow Pakistan to become global leader

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1451136/cpec-will-allow-pakistan-become-global-leader/



By Our CorrespondentPublished: July 6, 2017370SHARESSHARETWEETPHOTO: REUTERSLAHORE: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an economic revolution and China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) covers countries and regions with a population of over four billion, said economic experts during a consultative session on ‘Special Economic Zones under CPEC’.Speaking on the occasion, Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform Secretary Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said that CPEC is a game changing project and people from all walks of life are on the same page as far as this project is concerned.CPEC ‘fastest, most effective’ among Chinese projectsADVERTISEMENTAdThe session was jointly organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and the Board of Investment on Wednesday.“A number of projects under CPEC have become operational,” said Siddiqui, adding that in order to ensure timely completion the gover…

Tajik president expressed desire for trade through Gwadar port: PM

http://nation.com.pk/national/06-Jul-2017/casa-1000-will-increase-regional-growth-prospects-pm-nawaz

July 06, 2017, 1:05 pmPrime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday cooperation between Pakistan and Central Asian Republics in diverse fields is progressing by leaps and bounds.He was talking to journalists on board his plane while returning home after completing his two-day official visit to Tajikistan.The prime minister said Tajikistan wants to further strengthen communication links with Pakistan. He said the Tajik president expressed desire for trade through Gwadar port.He said Pakistan wants to have better relations with the neighbouring countries. He said the deteriorated situation in Afghanistan has left negative impact on the region.Earlier in Tajikistan, Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan needs energy for its socio-economic development and to run its industrial sector to its full potential. He said the project would help generate employment opportunities and uplift standards of liv…

China plans to launch cargo service to Pakistan through CPEC

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/ZnhuAtZ28m4T4rydoE1HbO/China-plans-to-launch-cargo-service-to-Pakistan-through-CPEC.html


China is planning to launch a road and rail freight service which will connect China’s Lanzhou to Pakistan’s Gwadar PortK.J.M. VermaThe route through Pakistan’s Gwadar Port offers China its shortest path to the oil-rich Middle East, Africa, and most of the Western hemisphere. Photo: AFPOpening bell: Asian markets open lower; IDFC, Shriram Capital, IndiGo in newsInsideChandrababu Naidu’s plan to make Andhra Pradesh a sunrise stateBeijing: China is planning to launch a road and rail freight service to Pakistan through the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a move which could raise concerns in India.The new line will start from Lanzhou, capital of northwestern China’s Gansu Province, travelling through Kashgar in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to the Gwadar Port of Pakistan, Xu Chunhua, director of Lanzhou International Trade and Logistic P…

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Terrorist killed, five hideouts destroyed in Balochistan

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1451797/operation-radd-ul-fasaad-terrorist-killed-five-hideouts-destroyed-balochistan/


By News DeskPublished: July 6, 2017
A file photo of an FC personnel in Balochistan. PHOTO: REUTERSFrontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies conducted search operation in different cities of Balochistan on Thursday, killing a terrorist belonging to a banned outfit and decimated five militant hideouts.According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the operations were carried out in Sui, Kahaan and Sibbi areas.Security forces kill two terrorists in TankADVERTISEMENTThe terrorist, killed during an exchange of fire, was involved in several criminal activities, the ISPR added.A cache of explosives and weapons were also recovered.The raid was conducted as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, new military offensive launched against “latent threat of terrorism” in February this year

Malik Naveed killed by ISIS

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BNP leader Malik Naveed Dehwar killed in Quetta gun attack

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Syed Ali ShahJul 06, 2017

Slain BNP leader Malik Naveed Dehwar.— DawnNewsBalochistan National Party (BNP) leader Malik Naveed Dehwar and his guard were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the former's vehicle in Quetta's Arbab Karam Khan Road area on Thursday afternoon, police said.Another man identified as Haji Essa was also injured in the attack.Security personnel are seen at the site of the attack.The assailants escaped unhurt after spraying bullets at Dehwar's car, killing him on the spot. The injured were rushed to Quetta Civil Hospital's trauma centre for treatment.Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the scene as an investigation into the incident was underway.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.Meanwhile, the BNP has strongly condemned the killing of its leader and urged the government to arrest the killers.Malik Naveed Dehwar was a local leader of BNP, which is led by Sa…

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BNP leader Malik Naveed Dehwar killed in Quetta gun attack

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Syed Ali ShahJul 06, 2017

Slain BNP leader Malik Naveed Dehwar.— DawnNewsBalochistan National Party (BNP) leader Malik Naveed Dehwar and his guard were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at the former's vehicle in Quetta's Arbab Karam Khan Road area on Thursday afternoon, police said.Another man identified as Haji Essa was also injured in the attack.Security personnel are seen at the site of the attack.The assailants escaped unhurt after spraying bullets at Dehwar's car, killing him on the spot. The injured were rushed to Quetta Civil Hospital's trauma centre for treatment.Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the scene as an investigation into the incident was underway.No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet.Meanwhile, the BNP has strongly condemned the killing of its leader and urged the government to arrest the killers.Malik …

Japan’s proactive approach to maritime security

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Japan’s proactive approach to maritime security:
The case of supporting the Philippines during the PCA arbitration
Thinking Beyond Politics 
Renato Cruz De CastroPosted on July 05, 2017
In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague announced its long-awaited ruling on the protracted maritime dispute between the Philippines and China. The PCA ruled in favor of the Philippines in 14 of its 15 claims against China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea. The court declared that China’s claims -- defined by the nine-dash line -- violate international law. The tribunal concluded that whatever historic rights China had to the resources in the waters of the South China Sea were extinguished when it ratified the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS). …

Increasing threat: Country's third polio case confirmed in Balochistan

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1450893/countrys-third-polio-case-confirmed-child-balochistan/



By Mohammad ZafarPublished: July 5, 2017

QUETTAThe presence of the crippling poliovirus was confirmed in a toddler in the Mehmoodabad area of Chaman tehsil on Wednesday, making it the first polio case for the year in Balochistan and third in the country.According to sources within the health department, Ahmed Shah, the 18-month-old infant son of Agha Shah, is a resident of Rah Mohammad Mohalla in Killa Abdullah district.The child had received only two or three doses of the polio vaccine since birth, said health officials, adding that his mother and grandmother had repeatedly refused vaccination drops.ADVERTISEMENTAd11 doctors in Peshawar refuse polio dropsAccording to the child’s family, the child developed high fever and constipation and they first took him to a local dispensary and then the local children’s hospital where doctors suspected he had contracted polio.Health officials said the pre…

Education spending in Balochistan

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1450951/education-spending-balochistan/


By Dr Pervez TahirPublished: July 6, 2017

pervez.tahir@tribune.com.pk🔴 Only 44 per cent of the 10-year-old and older population of Balochistan ever attended school.Of these, a mere 35 per cent completed primary level or higher. In the 6-10 years age group, 73 per cent are enrolled in primary schools run predominantly by the government. This is the context for analysing the budgetary spending.In 2015-16, education was the second-largest head of expenditure in the current budget, receiving almost 22 per cent of the total. In the next two budgets, the sector slid to the third position. The share in 2017-18 is down to 18.9 per cent. The revised budget of 2016-17 shows an underutilisation of six per cent of the budgeted amount. Within the current budget, primary education is the largest claimant. The allocation in the budget for 2017-18 is Rs15.9 billion, which is 42 per cent higher than the previous budget. Curiously, it …

Balochistan health minister survives rocket attack in Panjgur district

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/06-Jul-17/balochistan-health-minister-survives-rocket-attack-in-balochistan

The minister and his aides remained unhurt during the incident06-Jul-17by inp


PANJGUR: Unidentified assailants attacked the convoy of Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch in Panjgur town on Thursday, officials said, with the minister and his aides remaining unharmed during the incident.The minister, who belongs to National Party, was targeted while he was travelling to Prom area from Panjgur, Assistant Commissioner Panjgur Abdul Jabbar said.Sources said that Mr Rehmat Baloch was going to address a public meeting in his constituency in Panjgur.Levies sources said the militants used various weapons including rockets in the attack. However, the assailants escaped the scene when Levies personnel opened retaliatory fire.Upon receiving reports of the incident, Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) officials sealed the area and started a search operation.No group has claimed respo…