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Balochistan suffering a severe humanitarian crisis, activist told UN

ANI |  Updated:  Sep 25, 2020 23:37 IST Geneva [Switzerland], September 25 (ANI): A Baloch political activist has told the United Nations that  Balochistan  is suffering a severe humanitarian crisis, having been in the throes of a ruthless genocidal conflict for the past two decades. While making an intervention during the 45th Session of UN  Human Rights  Council in Geneva,  Qambar Malik Baloch  said, "The Pakistani army's sponsored death squads are roaming with impunity. A large number of Baloch youth has been the victim of forcible disappearances and extrajudicial killings. Thousands of them have fled to different countries in recent years". A senior member of London-Based Baloch  Human Rights  Council, Qambar said, "The military establishment of Pakistan and its clandestine agencies are kidnappings, torturing, and murdering activists and human rights defenders to counter the Baloch people's demand to exercise their right to self-determination. The recent kill

Belt and Road at Glance: RWR Advisory Newsletter

Top Developments Belt and Road at Glance 🔴  Mnmar Seeks to Balance Chinese Economic Influence in New Yangon City  On September 8,  Myanmar  hired German consulting firm Roland Berger to oversee the tendering process for its multi-billion dollar New Yangon City development project in an apparent effort to challenge a bid from China Communications Construction Company (CCCC). In 2018, CCCC drafted a proposal to build the first phase of the $1.5 billion development, and the project has been called a "pillar" of the BRI’s China-Myanmar Economic Corridor by Xi Jinping. With the new “Swiss challenge” tendering process, the mega-development will be divided into smaller projects, and other firms have been invited to submit their own proposals for these new sections.   🔴  $30 Billion-Plus Malaysian City Project Launched On September 15, China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) held an ‘advance payment and deposit handover’ ceremony for its massive Bandar  Malaysia  project,

Belt and Road Initiative: What They're Saying

PINO MUSOLINO Head of Venice’s Marghera Port On Italy’s ‘Golden Power’ rules to prohibit the sale of ports to foreign entities " The Belt and Road [Initiative] is not just about infrastructure. It's a huge design aimed at controlling trade flows and controlling the main global value chains. If you control those, you don't need to control any army anymore. You are controlling the very specific wealth of any country along those economical corridors. Chinese are very much aware of this [..] They have a clear goal and they are pursuing it. " MICHELE GERACI Italian Economist, formerly Italy’s Undersecretary of Economic Development On concerns over Italy joining the BRI and the potential turnover of ports " When we hear warnings that Chinese should not invest in the Italian ports, it’s too late. China has already invested in all major European ports and almost manages 15 to 20% of European traffic. " U LIN TUN Managing Director of Solar Firm Quas