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From the Caucasus to the Balkans, China’s Silk Roads are rising ASIA  TIMES CHINA BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE OPINION With its focus on Central Asia and Eastern Europe, the Belt and Road Initiative can be seen as fulfilling a strategy of challenging the West that can be traced back to Mao By  PEPE ESCOBAR NOVEMBER 30, 2017 5:22 PM (UTC+8) 442 3 Pedestrians cross a footbridge in central Tbilisi, Georgia, on November 28, 2017. Photo: Reuters / David Mdzinarishvili The 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress made it clear that the New Silk Roads – aka, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – launched by President Xi Jinping just four years ago, provides the concept around which all Chinese foreign policy is to revolve for the foreseeable future. Up until the symbolic 100th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, in 2049, in fact. Virtually every nook and cranny of the Chinese administration is invested in making the BRI Grand Strategy a success: economic actors, financial

Navy Chief Says Chinese Naval Ships At Gwadar Port A Security Challenge Gwadar is a deep-sea port in the Arabian Sea in Balochistan province of Pakistan, close to Iran. All India  |  Indo-Asian News Service  | Updated: December 02, 2017 00:36 IST Chinese ship deployed at Gwadar Port, a deep sea port in the Balochistan province of Pakistan New Delhi:  The use of Gwadar port, a commercial port in Balochistan, by China in the future to dock its naval ships would pose a security challenge for India, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said on Friday. "If Chinese naval ships are to be based in Gwadar in future, it will pose security challenges to us, which we will have to look at and mitigate," the Navy chief said but refused to comment any further.  "Chinese commercial companies have acquired majority stakes in the port. I am not aware of any Chinese submarines or ships operating from there. There is no informatio

The so-called free media succumbed before state pressure. Khalil Baloch

(Daily Sangar) Baloch National Front Chairman Khalil KhalilBaloch has expressed his views, saying that the ongoing BSO Azad awareness campaign in Canada is a positive step. He appealed to all freedom loving parties to fully support this campaign in order to create awareness about ongoing Pakistani forces atrocities and state terrorism in Balochistan. Chairman stated that Pakistan has fully banned on news about Baloch and Balochistan; The so-called free media succumbed before state pressure and involved in propagating state led narrative. The media houses have shut their eyes on Baloch genocide by security forces and maintained a complete blackout about Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan. On contrary, media is covering one-sided and the false informations coming from puppet government in Balochistan which clearly indicates that media is an equal partner in war crimes committed by Pakistani forces in Balochistan. Khalil Baloch commented, this time Balochnation is going through the h