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RWR Belt and Road Monitor : August 27

RWR Belt and Road Monitor (Standard): August 27 This edition covers developments from August 11 - August 25 ⭕ Top Developments ♦️Chinese Involvement in the UK’s Nuclear Sector Under Scrutiny August 21: China’s heavy involvement in the UK’s nuclear power sector has come under criticism, with former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith recently emphasizing China’s influential role in the industry as a threat. These criticisms follow other recent government decisions to limit risk exposure to China, notably limiting Huawei’s involvement in Britain’s 5G network. Currently, China General Nuclear Power (CGN) is constructing a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in southwest England, along with French partner EDF, which is due to be finished in 2025. The partners are also waiting for approval to begin construction at a new plant along the Suffolk coast. CGN has invested over $4.9 billion in the UK’s nuclear industry.  ♦️Australia Blocks Sale of Lion Dairy & Drinks to Mengniu Dairy

BLA claims responsibility for attacking forces in Sibi, Kahan and Zarghoon

Source: Social Media Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) fighters attacked a Pakistani army check post with rockets and other automatic weaponry in Karmo Wadh area of Sibi. A half an hour long attack partially destroyed the enemy army check post, killing and wounding several occupying soldiers. In another similar attack on the enemy army in Kahan area of Kohlu, Baloch Liberation Army sarmachars killed several soldiers. The attack was carried out on a check-post at Kotri in Kahan. Occupying army personnel stationed at the check post were killed and wounded in the attack. Whereas, a patrol team of BLA sarmachars clashed with the occupying forces on a patrol comprising six vehicles at Dilwani in the Zarghoon mountain range of Quetta. During the skirmish, enemy received casualties and Baloch sarmachars safely made it to their secure havens. The Baloch Liberation Army claims responsibility for all three attacks, and reiterates its commitment to continue attacks until the independent homeland is ac

'Silence means endorsement': Baloch leader Bugti on Internation Day against enforced disappearances

ANI |  Updated:  Aug 30, 2020 23:41 IST Geneva [Switzerland], August 30 (ANI): On the occasion of the international day against enforced disappearances, Baloch leader  Brahumdagh Bugti  said today is a reminder that international community will do nothing and no single country will act unless they have their own interest. "On the international day against enforced disappearances today is reminder that the international community will do nothing, no single country will act unless they have their own interest. Silence means endorsement and neutrality means I always supported and will support powerful," Bugti said in a tweet. A large number of Baloch people, including political activists, journalists and other intellectuals have been victims of enforced disappearance in the  Balochistan  province. The Baloch activists claim that they have been abducted by secret agencies, the ISI and MI, and many of them are languishing in isolated detention centres. The security forces also kil

Emergency declared in nine Balochistan districts

SALEEM SHAHID QUETTA: The Balochistan government has declared emergency in nine districts as the flood situation has worsened in the province. Torrential rains continued in Nasirabad, Jaffarabad, Sibi, Jhal Magsi, Khuzdar, Kalat, Mastung, Hub, Bela, Harnai, Zhob, Ziarat, Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts on Saturday. Five deaths have been reported in rain-related incidents in different areas of Balochistan during the past 48 hours. Four children were swept away in floodwater in Hinna valley near Quetta, but the area people saved three of them. A young man identified as Mohammad Yousaf was electrocuted in the Dasht Omer Doori area of Mastung district. Mohammad Wasim died due to lightning in the Lakhara area of Lasbela district. A young man was drowned in Hub River. A large number of villages were submerged in floodwater and Quetta once again was cut off from the rest of the country as the main bridge on Quetta-Sukkur National Highway was damaged in the second spell of torrential rains. Sea