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Analysis: The July 12 ruling exposed China’s strategy

Posted on Wednesday Jul 12th at 4:06amBy Renato Cruz De CastroFilipinos applaud moments after the Hague-based UN international arbitration tribunal's ruling favoring the Philippines in its case against China on the dispute in South China Sea Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The international tribunal has found that there is no legal basis for China's "nine-dash line" claiming rights to much of the South China Sea. The tribunal issued its ruling Tuesday in The Hague in response to an arbitration case brought by the Philippines against China. AP/Bullit MarquezJuly 12, 2016 is the date which will live in the annals of history as the triumph of international law over gunboat diplomacy. Exactly a year ago, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) was invoked to mediate in the brewing dispute between the Philippines and China over conflicting maritime entitlements in the West Philippine Sea. …

Development of economic zones most important phase of CPEC

Chinese team reiterates all efforts will be made for timely completion of projects

ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Ahsan Iqbal has said that development of special economic zones (SEZs) is the most important phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which would prove as a milestone in relocation of Chinese industries and flourishing of Pakistan’s local enterprises.The minister expressed these view while speaking to a high-level Chinese delegation at Planning Commission here on Tuesday. The 60-member delegation was headed by Li Xuedong, Deputy Director General, Department of International Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China, comprises of senior officials from NDRC, National Railway Administration, Chinese investors and representatives of China EXIM Bank and China Development Bank.Ahsan said…

China sends PLA personnel to man 1st overseas base in Djibouti

By K J M Varma Beijing, Jul 11 (PTI) China today dispatched PLA personnel to man its first overseas military base at Djibouti in the strategic Indian Ocean region, a move likely to spark concerns in the US.Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China's Guangdong Province to set up a support base in Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.Shen Jinlong, commander of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, read an order on constructing the base in Djibouti, and conferred the military flag on the fleets.The establishment of the PLA Djibouti base was a decision made by the two countries after friendly negotiations, and accords with the common interest of the people from both sides, the PLA navy said.The base will ensure China's performance of missions, such as escorting, peace-keeping and humanitarian ai…

Islamic State Comes to Balochistan

The terrorist group is increasingly present in Pakistan’s southern province.By Ayaz AhmedJuly 12, 2017Pakistan’s southern province of Balochistan is widely projected to become a regional trade hub on account of the Chinese-funded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). If this grand connectivity corridor materializes as planned, this will undoubtedly make developing Pakistan into a major economic and naval power in South Asia.However, the growing presence of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Balochistan is highly likely to further complicate the insurgency landscape of the resource-rich province, thus posing major security impediments to the economic projects under CPEC.ISIS has recently ramped up its furtive efforts to establish a permanent foothold in restive parts of Balochistan. The militant outfit claimed that its fighters killed two Chinese language teachers who were kidnapped on May 24 in Quetta, the terror-s…

The Chinese encirclement: within and without

The recent geopolitical dispute highlights the fraught and schizophrenic nature of the India-China relationshipRajrishiSinghalWhat seems to have gone unnoticed is an insidious Chinese creep within the Indian trade, business and financial landscape. Photo: PTILearning from Asia’s unhappy anniversaryUsing a regulatory sandbox for fintechThe recent border dispute has again raised the spectre of Chinese encirclement. It comes close on the heels of India’s boycott of the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) summit in China. What is unfortunate, though, is that the dreaded encirclement may have already occurred and, if anything, the recent dispute highlights the fraught and schizophrenic nature of the India-China relationship.The fresh skirmish at the tri-junction of India, Bhutan and China is part of on-going border tensions. The stand-off continues with both sides raising the tempera…

Infallible security ordered for Chinese in Sindh

KarachiJuly 12, 2017

Sindh’s chief minister has directed the police department to provide infallible security to the Chinese nationals working on the trade corridor projects and to install jammers in their vehicles.Syed Murad Ali Shah issued the orders during a meeting held at the CM House on Tuesday to discuss the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other projects under way across the province.The meeting was attended by the Chinese consul general, Home Secretary Qazi Shahid Parvez, CM’s Principal Secretary Sohail Rajput, Karachi police chief Addl IGP Mushtaq Maher, the DIG of Sukkur, the DIG of the Rapid Response Force (RRF) and the Special Protection Unit (SPU), Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) CEO Shams Shaikh and others.CM Shah told the meeting that a total of nine CPEC projects were planned for Sindh, and that work on seven of them was under way with 3,044 Chinese nationals.He s…

CM orders completion of Islamkot airport, foolproof security to Chinese working on CPEC projects

FAWADMAQSOOD JUL 11TH, 2017 20:530 VIEWS: 31KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed police department to provide adequate security to the Chinese working on CPEC projects and install jammers in their vehicles when they travel from one to another place. This he said while presiding over a meeting on Chinese Security working on CPEC and non-CPEC projects in the province, said a statement issued here on Tuesday. The meeting was attended by the Consul General of China in Karachi, Secretary Home, Principal Secretary to CM, Additional IG Karachi and others. The chief minister said that there are overall 🔴 nine CPEC projects in Sindh out of them work on seven projects is in progress where 3044 Chinese are working. Home Secretary Qazi Shahid Parvez briefing the chief minister said that 🔴 seven security headquarters of each project …

Jammers, special security for Chinese working on CPEC in Sindh

July 11, 2017

KARACHI: A high level meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair on Tuesday reviewed security of Chinese nationals working on various CPEC projects in the province.Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is very important for the country, therefore, security of Chinese workforce is necessary.CM Murad said jammers will be installed on the traveling route of Chinese. He directed the police to provide special security to the Chinese caravans.He apprised the meeting work on eleven CPEC projects is underway

V0ICE 0F BAL0CH LATEST: Situation Report

11'JULY 2017
Gomazi Men Qabiz Army Ka Operation, Khawateen O Bachon Ko Tashadud Ka Neshana Banakar Gharon Men Talashi O Lotmari Kar Rahe Hain, Mazeed Malomath Jaari.!
11'JULY 2017
Naag Sar'Chamag Ke Maqam Par Qabiz Army Ki Gaadi Hadsey Ka Shekaar, Jeske Natije Men Ek Ehlkar Halak 4 Zakhmi Ho Gahe.!
11'JULY 2017
Mashi Men Mazda Gaadi Ne Qabiz Pakistani Army Ki Gaadi Ko Kuchall Diya, Jes Men Forces Ke Gaadi Ko Shadeed Nuqsan Pouncha..!
11'JULY 2017
Jeewani Men Guzishta Shab Qabiz Pakistani Army Aur Khufiya Idaron Ke Ehlkaron Ne Ek Ghar Par Chapa Mar Kar Khawateen O Bachon Ko Tashadud Ka Nishana Bana Kar Ek Baloch Farzind {Zahoor S/o Sowali R/o Jeewani} Ko Agwah Kar Liya.!

China's Bhutan land grab aims at bigger target

July 11, 2017 2:57 pm JST
Brahma Chellaney

Beijing employs stealth aggression in territorial expansionDespite the Indian army's prompt actions to protect Bhutan's territorial interests, the standoff has exposed some of India's institutional weaknesses. In combating disinformation in war or peace, time is of the essence. Yet it took New Delhi more than four days to issue its first statement in response to China's verbal attacks against India's move to protect Bhutan, its longstanding strategic ally. The result was that after Beijing revealed the days-old troop standoff just hours before the June 26 meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, the Indian media was awash with Chinese propaganda, reporting only Beijing's line on the standoff.The current crisis has shown that New Delhi is ill-prepared to counter China's grandstanding tactics. India's response to the continuing barrage of hostile Chines…