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A man, a plan, a canal…Thailand?

http://www.atimes.com/article/man-plan-canal-thailand/



Ex-top brass appeal to new King Vajiralongkorn to bless building the long-envisioned Kra canal; China is keen to start diggingBy SHAWN W. CRISPINBANGKOK, JANUARY 25, 2018 11:30 AM (UTC+8)3,15515A map of the potential new East-West shipping route that would be opened by a potential Thai canal through the country's Kra isthmus. Image: WikimediaGeneral Saiyud Kerdphol, the military engineer of Thailand’s winning Cold War-era anticommunism campaign, believes now is the time to build the Kra canal – a long-envisioned channel through the country’s southern isthmus that would connect the Indian and Pacific Oceans and dramatically shorten East-West shipping routes.And for the massive infrastructure undertaking to finally break ground after centuries of pondering, the nonagenarian former supreme commander believes the monumental decision cannot be taken by any government and thus must be conceived and graced as “the king’s canal.”The da…

China Passes Belt and Road Trade Dispute Mechanism, But Who Will Have Final Say?

https://www.silkroadbriefing.com/news/2018/01/24/china-passes-belt-road-trade-dispute-mechanism-will-final-say/


Posted on  January 24, 2018 by Silk Road BriefingReading ModeThe Chinese government has approved a guideline to establish a mechanism to solve trade and investment disputes among the Belt and Road nations, which was passed during a meeting of the Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform of the 19th Communist Party of China Central Committee.It was agreed that the principle of wide consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits should be observed in establishing the mechanism and institution. The basic text states that a dispute settlement mechanism connecting litigation, mediation, and arbitration will be created on the basis of China’s current judiciary, arbitration, and mediation agencies, and by absorbing and integrating legal service resources home and abroad.Members of the group called for equal protection for both Chinese and foreign parties’ rights to create a…

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CPEC’s HEC building education city in Gwadar

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1624418/1-cpecs-hec-building-education-city-gwadar/




By APPPublished: February 2, 2018

A general view of the Pakistani coastal town of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea in this March 19, 2007. PHOTO: REUTERSQUETTAThe Higher Education Commission (HEC) unit of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) held a special consultative meeting to review the ongoing government university and educational city projects in Gwadar.“Establishment of Government University Gwadar in due time and duration is an important target for all of us,” said HEC head Lt Gen (retd) Mohammad Asghar at the Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEM).For Gwadar: Pakistan, China hear people’s cry for helpMembers of Technical Review Committee, BUITEMS Vice Chancellor Dr Ahmed Farooq Bazai, University of Turbat Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Abdul Razaq Sabir, Quaid-e-Azam University Professor Dr Zafar Nawaz, Balochistan Higher Education Secretary Abdula…

China, UNDP sign 4-mln-USD agreement to help Pakistan's tribal areas, Balochistan

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-02/02/c_136944994.htm


Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-02 18:39:29|Editor: LifangStudents from Balochistan receive assistance from "China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund" in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Feb. 2, 2018. China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday signed a 4-million-U.S.-dollar agreement to support the recovery of Pakistan's remote area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises. (Xinhua/Liu Tian)ISLAMABAD, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Friday signed a 4-million-U.S.-dollar agreement to support the recovery of Pakistan's remote area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan that have been affected by natural and human-made crises.According to the agreement, the project, which is funded by the "China South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund,"…

BALOCHISTAN AND BRITISH GREAT GAME

. Dr.Hani BalochThe British policies in post World War- 2 in this region were to protect Middle East oil wells from Russia (USSR) are called: “The British Great Game” that time. Now after revealing some secret British documents, it became clear that partition of India and occupation of Balochistan were part of that Great Game. Here two documents are mentioned in detail as to surface the facts and truth, and also expose that, the division of India was not a demand of Muslims of India and Pakistan is not a “Gift of God” to Muslims of India for “Islami-Nizam” (Islamic System) and that it is not a ‘Fort for Islam’ its ‘atomic bomb’ is also not a gift of God for Islamic World.  Actually it was British who created Pakistan to deter Russian south ward march. Later they made a protection wall from Pakistan to Turkey in form of CENTO to defend these oil wells.Foreign Policy Centre, a London based European think tank, launched under patronage of that time British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in …