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The 'Quad' Is Not A Rival To China's Belt And Road Initiative -- It's A Precursor

https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglasbulloch/2018/02/25/the-quad-is-not-a-rival-to-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-it-is-a-precursor/

FEB 25, 2018 @ 10:00 PM105 

Douglas Bulloch,   CONTRIBUTORI write about the political economy of China and its major industries  File photo of Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, left, and Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/BloombergXi Jinping's signature foreign policy contribution–The Belt and Road Initiative–has attracted acres of positive press coverage since it was unveiled in 2014, but has lately inspired an apparent rival in the resurrected form of the "Quadrilateral Security Dialogue" between the U.S., Japan, Australia and India. These four democracies each have their own security concerns about China's more assertive foreign policy posture, but they also have a shared commitment to the existing "rules based order" as a key mechanism for protecting, and projecting, their own principa…

‘CPEC aims to bring Pakistanis and Chinese closer’

https://dailytimes.com.pk/207538/cpec-aims-bring-pakistanis-chinese-closer/
* University of Sargodha VC says China has always tried to develop relations with its neighbouring countries according to its foreign policyStaff ReportFEBRUARY 26, 2018ISLAMABAD: University of Sargodha Vice Chancellor Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad on Sunday said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will not only strengthen the economies of both the countries but it will also help to bring their people closer together.He said this while addressing a seminar titled Geo Politics of South Asia – CPEC Review organised by the Pakistan Council of China. Scholars from China and Pakistan participated in the event. Students of different universities were also part of the event, including Quaid-i-Azam University, National University of Science & Technology, National University of Modern Languages, Bahria University and Air University. The participants shared their views on the aforementioned topic.Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad sai…

Wakhan corridor and CPEC

https://nation.com.pk/26-Feb-2018/wakhan-corridor-and-cpec


February 26, 2018The narrow strip of territory in northeastern Afghanistan that extends to China and separates Tajikistan from Pakistan this strip is about 350km (220 mi) long and 13-65 km (8.1-40.4 mi) wide. Yes this strip is known as Wakhancorridor which enjoys extreme strategic position. Between China, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan, inside the Pamir Knot, lies the Wakhancorridor . This strip of land sandwiched between the four countries was created as a buffer between the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia in the 19th century, which was then formally demarcated between the Kingdom of Afghanistan and the Chinese People’s Republic in November 1963. The Wakhancorridorhas historically been an important transit path of the ancient Silk Road route.Given the geography of the Pamir Mountains, building infrastructure in the Wakhan could be difficult and costly. However, there are many instances of projects that ha…

CCI takes up Balochistan’s complaint over water share today

https://nation.com.pk/26-Feb-2018/cci-takes-up-balochistan-s-complaint-over-water-share-today


Will also discuss SEZs under CPEC, payment to sugarcane growers and implementation on 18th Amend

February 26, 2018ISLAMABAD - The Council of Common Interests (CCI) will discuss on Monday (today) Balochistan’s complaint against Sindh for stealing its share of water, Special Economic Zones (SEZs) under CPEC, payment to sugarcane growers and implementation on the 18th Amendment.The 35th meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has been convened here today (Monday). To be presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the CCI will take up 11 issues as agenda items. According to agenda, available with The Nation, the meeting will discuss the matters pertaining to Higher Education and other similar bodies in the post 18th Amendment scenario, import of LNG, endorsement of policy statement on gas sector reforms, implementation on Article 154 of the Constitution of Pakistan, allocation o…

Defector Jumma Marri made President of Pakistan Community Russia

24th Feb 2018 , Russian Federation:-Slogans of #GO HYRBYAR GO,,, GO BRAHAMDAGH GO,,, GO MEHRAN GO# raised from biggest capital of Europe, Moscow.Today Pakistani Community Russia (Mil Ker Pakistan) hosted get together in honour of Dr Juma Khan Marri to welcome him on his defection from so-called Baloch Independence movement. As a gesture of unity & solidarity , President Pakistan Community Russia Malik Shahbaz and Vice President Chaudry Zahid went to an extent that they offered Dr Jumma Khan Marri Chairmanship of their organisation , which Dr Jumma Khan Marri accepted during his short but very aggressive speech.Slogans of Go Brahamdagh Go , Go Hyrbyar Go & Go Mehran Go were raised when Dr Juma Khan Marri in his speech requested complete overseas Pakistani communities in Europe to get united and get over with slogans of go Nawaz & Imran and just focus on these Indian Paid so-called Baloch leaders for sending them to India from where they belong.In his message to all innocent…