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BRI violates India's integrity: MEA

http://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/belt-and-road-initiative-violates-indias-integrity-cant-accept-projects-that-ignores-our-concerns-mea-china-pakistan-economic-corridor/214344Photo Courtesy:  ANIRaveesh Kumar, MEA spokespersonNew Delhi: China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has violated India's sovereignty and territorial integrity, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday. Raveesh Kumar, MEA official spokesperson, responded to a query on media reports regarding possible cooperation with Beijing on BRI. And in a statement, he said that the ministry has noticed in some media reports that there might be a possibility of cooperation on BRI. He said, "We have seen some media reports alluding to our possible cooperation with China in 'One Belt One Road' (OBOR)/'Belt and Road Initiative' (BRI)." Kumar added that India's position on OBOR/BRI is clear and there is no change. "The so-called 'China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC…

Chinese belts and roads stir mixed reactions in Europe

https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/chinese-belts-and-roads-stir-mixed-reactions-europe
CHINAEUROPEChinese belts and roads stir mixed reactions in EuropeBYHans Jørgen Gåsemyr , Bjørnar Sverdrup-ThygesonCOMMENTS6 April 2018 12:00In February, in his last formal speech as foreign affairs minister of Germany, China’s biggest European trade partner, Sigmar Gabriel repeated an earlier warning. China’s new Silk Road Initiative, he said, is part of its efforts to establish an alternative world system aligned with Chinese interests. In August, Gabriel expressed similar worries, alluding to the “One-China” principle when accusing the Chinese of not respecting unity within Europe and the European Union. He commented on Chinese attempts to block or water down a series of EU statements criticising China for its human rights record and activities in the South China Sea.Gabriel and several colleagues were already annoyed by China’s coordination initiative involving 16 countries near the E…

NA committee stresses interlinking CPEC projects in south Punjab

https://www.brecorder.com/2018/04/05/409691/na-committee-stresses-interlinking-cpec-projects-in-south-punjab/

NA committee stresses interlinking CPEC projects in south Punjab SHOAIB UR REHMAN APR 5TH, 20180 VIEWS: 15MULTAN: The 81th meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Communication Thursday stressed interlinking China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in south Punjab to address a sense of deprivation among the area people.MNA Engineer Hamid-ul-Haq Khalil chaired the meeting, held at National Highway Authority (NHA) regional office here, NHA officials briefed the committee about (M-4) Pindi-Bhattian-Multan and (M-5) Multan-Sukkur Motorway projects.The meeting was told that Pindi-Bhattian to Multan Motorway was devided into four sections, while its total length is 238 kilometres.The project would be completed by Agusut 2018. The M-5, Multan to Sukkur Motorway, consisted of 392-kilomtre length — 266-km in Punjab and 126-km in Sindh — has been divided into seven sections com…

Work on Rs29b road projects set to start

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1677843/1-work-rs29b-road-projects-set-start/

Work on Rs29b road projects set to startBy Sehrish WasifPublished: April 5, 2018

An FC convoy in an undated picture. PHOTO: APP/FILEISLAMABAD .: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will inaugurate two major road projects, worth Rs29 billion, in Balochistan on Saturday, according to National Highway Authority (NHA) spokesperson Shahid Zaman.Zaman told The Express Tribune on Wednesday that the ✔Yakmach-Kharan road project, costing Rs14 billion, and the Khuzdar-Shahdadkot road project, costing Rs15 billion, were part of government’s plan to improve and widen road network in Balochistan.The Yakmach-Kharan project, he said, would serve as an important section of the NHA system which would link Karachi with the Iranian border with shortest distance through N-25 (Quetta-Karachi), thus cutting a distance of more than 250 km. The 200 km long road had been divided in to four sections of 50 km each, he added.“One of its sec…

Record Delegation to China Has Austria Preparing New World Order

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-05/record-delegation-to-china-has-austria-preparing-new-world-order
Record Delegation to China Has Austria Preparing New World OrderBy Matthias WablApril 5, 2018, 2:18 PM GMT+5:30Austria sees economy and markets shifting toward China, AsiaChina’s President Xi Jinping meets Austrian leader SundayAustria is sending its largest-ever trade delegation to China to strengthen the foundation of what the Alpine country sees as a new economic and political order tilting east toward Asia.About 150 Austrian company representatives led by President Alexander Van der Bellen will fill a Boeing 777 on Friday headed for Beijing for a week of hobnobbing with China’s economic and political elite. China’s President Xi Jinping is scheduled to hold a working meeting with Van der Bellen on Sunday.“We’ll discuss what the geopolitical shift from a transatlantic world order to a Pacific one means,” Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told reporters at a press …