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Gwadar, a challenge for stakeholders to develop as successful economic city

Gwadar port is the flagship project of CPEC as all economic activities practically converge at the portByAPPAugust 16, 2018ISLAMABAD: Gwadar district, the significant part of gigantic China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, is a challenge for the stakeholders to develop it as a successful new economic city.Addressing a seminar on “the international and urban design of Gwadar city”, an expert consultant in Ministry of Finance, Naveed Iftikhar presented his findings in a detailed research on Gwadar a key component of CPEC.He said the stakeholders do not merely set up Gwadar as a port, rather they term it an economic city. It is the 9th largest district of the country in terms of area with over a population of 100,000 in the city, he added.“Every local activity is linked with port while its development is linked with the city’s prosperity”, he said. There are numerous precedents in the world where new economic cities have proved to be a failure as they are globally considered as…

Moot discusses Islamophobia, China and Muslim world

By News DeskPublished: August 16, 2018CPEC route. PHOTO: AFPA three day international conference on “BRI, CPEC and the Global Media: Rhetoric and reality” commenced at Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).The moot discussed Islamophobia, China and Muslim world relations, fruits of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and preparation for the corridor in future.CPEC is not confined to economic uplift and prosperity, it also includes environmental aspects and it will further deepen the bilateral cultural cooperation and bond on both sides, said International Peace Foundation CEO Dr Haiyun MA during his speech.CPEC to further improve Pak-China ties: CM MarriHe added that it will shorten the gaps between various regions and will bring opportunities for preparing skilled human resource. He also foresighted that it will be a good imitative for China Muslim world relation through PakistanIIUI Rector Dr Masoom Yasin…

Efforts needed to counter anti-CPEC propaganda

By Moneeb Ahmad Barlas Source:Global Times Published: 2018/8/15 20:43:406Illustration: Luo Xuan/GT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned the IMF against providing Pakistan with a bailout package to rescue its fragile economy. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has also voiced concerns about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying that the corridor passes through so-called "disputed territory." US apprehensions about Pakistan-China relations in general and the CPEC in particular stem from strategic calculations based on the geopolitics of this region. The CPEC has the potential to be a game changer in international politics. It connects Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to the southwestern Pakistani port of Gwadar in Balochistan province. Both countries have long sought to achieve security through development. The East Turkestan Islamic Movement has troubled China with secessionist activities in Xinjiang. The corridor is expected to …

CHINA'S INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

This book is the result of a truly global partnership between the Asian Studies Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and the Renmin University of China. It contributes a detailed analysis of China's infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). These projects are the latest and most ambitious phase in the increasingly complex relationship between LAC and China."This exciting collection on China-Latin America engagement addresses an important and overlooked topic: infrastructure.... In case after case, the authors carefully separate hyped claims from sober realities, and illustrate the promises and the difficulties of putting 'win-win' into action across the varied geographical, social, and political landscapes of Latin America. Essential reading for scholars, foreign investment policy analysts, and all interested in China's efforts to remake the global system."  - Julia Strauss,…