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'CPEC In Reality Means A Miserable Pakistan'

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ANI | 22-01-2018 04:41 pmHack:The USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, in reality, means increased misery and exploitation of Pakistani citizens, says the Congress of Pakistan Marxists.China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013.The $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, in reality, means increased misery and exploitation of Pakistani citizens, says the Congress of Pakistan Marxists.China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013.The project comprises a network of railways, roads and pipelines that would connect Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the province of Balochistan, with the Chinese city of Kashgar in landlocked Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).Adam Pal, who writes for In Defence of Marxism, said, "This project of Chinese imperialism has led to a veritable frenzy of corrupt scheming on the par…

China Reveals It Has Two Underwater Listening Devices Within Range of Guam

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China Reveals It Has Two Underwater Listening Devices Within Range of GuamThe sensors are officially for scientific purposes, but they could just as easily monitor submarine movements and gather other intelligence.BY JOSEPHTREVITHICKJANUARY 23, 2018

USNSHAREThe Chinese government has revealed the existence of two underwater sensors situated between the United States island of Guam and the South China Sea. Though officially for scientific research, the undersea listening devices are likely doing double duty, monitoring the movements of American and other foreign submarines and potentially intercepting their communications.The state-run Chinese Academy of Sciences only disclosed the pair of acoustic sensors earlier in January 2018, but had been operating them since 2016, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. One of them is in the Challenger Deep, located…

China's maritime surveillance extends to Guam

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By Elizabeth Shim
Jan. 23, 2018 at 9:38 AMU.S. submarines in the Western Pacific are not immune from surveillance, according to a Hong Kong newspaper. File Photo by Yonhap/EPASign up for our weekly Korea Now newsletterAn exclusive report putting perspective on the week's most important developments.Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Chinese acoustic sensors may be picking up signals between U.S. submarines in the South China Sea and their command base, according to military experts familiar with the technology.The deployment of surveillance began in 2016, but its use in the high seas was not disclosed until this month, the South China Morning Post reported.The Chinese government has stated the sensors have a listening range of 620 miles and are being used to analyze earthquakes, weather patterns and wildlife.But experts who spoke to the Post said they can also be used to intercept underwater signals.China has inst…

Rights of Gwadar’s people to be protected: CM

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Saleem ShahidUpdated January 24, 2018
Chief Minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo addresses a press conference here on Tuesday.—APPQUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo said on Tuesday that the rights of Gwadar local people in development schemes being carried out in the port city would be protected through legislation.He was addressing a press conference after presiding over a meeting during which the overall development agenda for Gwadar came under discussion.He said all stakeholders would be taken into confidence while taking important decisions about the city.The chief minister said the government would ensure that the local residents of Gwadar were not turned into a minority after the port was made functional.ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADAdviser to the Chief Minister on Gwadar Development Authority and Gwadar Industrial Development Authority Khuda Babar was present at the press conference.“My gov…

Pak-China agree to fast-track CPEC projects

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January 23, 2018

ListenISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China Tuesday agreed to make all-out efforts to expedite early launch of projects already signed and approved by Joint Coordination Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).This assurance was made during a meeting between Deputy Chief Mission (DCM) of Chinese Embassy, Lijian Zhao and Secretary of Planning Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui here to discuss post 7th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) situation and way forward for expediting CPEC projects.The meeting was also attended by Project Director CPEC Hassan Daud and officials from Chinese embassy.Both the officials reviewed progress on the CPEC initiatives and agreed on enhancing engagements in the light of decisions taken in 7th JCC meeting.Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on this occasion highlighted that officials from both sides should play a proactive role to ensure early completion and execution of energy an…

India Mulls Strategies to Deal with China

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*You will leave the NHK website.India is increasing its vigilance against China's growing maritime activities and economic influence. A forum was held recently in the southern state of Goa on how New Delhi can deal with Beijing's assertiveness.The forum in December was attended by more than 100 experts, including Indian government security officials and foreign ministry bureaucrats. At the top of the agenda were security and economic strategies. A common concern was China's naval activities close to home in the Indian Ocean."The case in point being deployment of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean for anti-piracy operations. Normally, I mean, all nations use ships and not submarines for such missions," said Indian Navy Commodore Ashok Rai.China is developing ports and infrastructure in other countries, hoping they will become key sea lanes to the Middle East. Sri La…