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Kazakhstan seeks to benefit from ‘Silk Road Economic Belt,’ woo more Chinese tourists

By Li Qian in Nur-Sultan Source:Global Times Published: 2019/8/26 18:22:022The 2017 Expo site in Nur-Sultan Photo: Li Qian/GT

○ Kazakhstan businesses seek to benefit from Belt and Road Initiative to tap potential of massive Chinese market○ Well-developed transportation routes means being a landlocked country no longer an obstacle to doing business with China and other countries○ BRI should lead to greater cultural ties between two countries in addition to technical and business cooperation, says Kazakhstan MPCentral Asian wine may not be well known to Chinese customers, but that isn't stopping Arba Wine, one of the biggest wine makers in Kazakhstan, from selling its products to China this year for the first time.This year's volume to China is only 20,000 bottles, which are expected to reach Shanghai before October. But while proudly showing the company's huge cellar stacked with barrels and brewing machines, the company's owner Zeinulla Kakimzhanov vowed to increase th…

Eiwan launches prestigious residential, commercial project in Gwadar

Manzoor MagsiAugust 27, 2019
QUETTA: The Eiwan Developments have launched a state-of-the-art project residential cum commercial in Gwadar, called Gwadar 3.Featuring ultra-modern serviced apartments, an international standard shopping mall and a luxury hotel Gwadar 3 would employ a host of SMART technologies, including bioclimatic architecture, eco-friendly construction, alternate green energy provisions, automated building management systems to provide a clean, green environment to its inhabitants and surroundings. Set to redefine Gwadar’s skyline forever, this flagship project will be situated on top of the majestic Koh-e-Batil hill with an uninhibited three-sided view of the Arabian Sea. Moreover, its strategic location at the heart of Sangar Housing, adjacent to Gwadar Deep Sea Port, makes it the finest and most prestigious address in Gwadar. Also called G3, it is envisioned to symbolise Gwadar’s emergence as a regional trade and economic powerhouse. Eiwan Developments has partnered…

MPs concerned over closure of regular, container liner service at Gwadar port

Appointments according to provincial quota are different in Ministry of Finance and its sub ordinate departments and no officer is ever recruited on higher posts from Baluchistan

Imran Ali KundiAugust 27, 2019
The News, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD - Senate Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs on Monday expressed its reservation over the closure of regular, container liner KGS service at Gwadar port.  READ MORE: Iran never wanted nuclear weapons: President RouhaniThe issues were referred by the Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani for resolution to boost the trade potential of sea port of national significance. The Senate body on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs meeting was chaired by Chairman, Committee Senator Faroooq hamid Naek in Parliament House. The committee also called the Federal Minister of Port and Shipping and Maritime Affairs to brief the committee on this issue and further explore the way farward. In his briefing, Member Customs Operation, Dr Jawad Agha informed the com…

Should tobacco play a role in China’s international development model?

23 August 2019Authors: Jennifer Fang and Julia Smith, Simon Fraser UniversityThe World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is an international, legally-binding treaty ratified in 2003 that aims to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of tobacco use. Signatories, including China, commit to reducing both demand and supply of tobacco. Consequently, most bilateral development partners and institutions have refused to support tobacco-related development initiatives despite the fact that tobacco leaf is a primary agricultural export in several lower income countries.China remains a unique case due to its willingness to engage with tobacco farming as part of agricultural development cooperation. Support for tobacco leaf as an agricultural crop has been included in bilateral agreements with countries such as Zimbabwe. These initiatives not only contradict China’s commitments under the WHO FCTC, but have questionable long-term development ou…