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Will not join CPEC while access to India is blocked: Ghani 2:51 PM, October 25, 2017 Afghan President Ashraf  Ghani  called on  Pakistan  to end its support to 'insurgent groups' and took a firm stand against joining the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), reported  Tolo News .  Ghani  said he would not join  CPEC  if Islamabad refused to permit connectivity between  India  and Afghanistan. The report stated that  Ghani  also rejected what he termed a “Pakistan-managed” effort to broker peace in Afghanistan. This comes just a week after talks between  Pakistan  , the US,  China  and Afghanistan in Oman which were aimed at getting the Taliban to the peace talks tables. The news portal reported that in his speech at the Vivekananda International Foundation think tank in New Delhi,  Ghani  said Afghanistan was fully capable of concluding a peace process on its own. “Our approach to internal peace is to own it through Afghan government-le

The New Silk Road: 8 steps to ensuring China’s $900 billion project is a success China’s historic Belt and Road Initiative has the potential to transform the economies of 65 countries along its network. Image: REUTERS/Stringer 24 Oct 2017 Michael Buehler Head of Infrastructure & Urban Development, World Economic Forum Thorsten Jelinek Director, Taihe Institute Sergio Gusmao Suchodolski Director General, Strategy and Partnerships, New Development Bank (NDB) Pedro Rodrigues De Almeida Member, B20 Task Force on Financing Growth & Infrastructure, B20 Germany Olivier M. Schwab Head of Business Engagement - Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum Geneva What is the New Silk Road? The Silk Road was the name given in 1877 by the German geographer Ferdinand von Richthofen to the ancient network of trade routes linking China to ce