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470 cops complete training for CPEC special protection unit

By  our correspondent  Jun.01,2019 SPU officials would also combat terrorism and other crimes RAWALPINDI:  As many as 470 police personnel of special protection unit (SPU) for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) completed their six-month training here in Police College Sihala on Saturday. During the training, the police officials learned special skills in first aid, modern weaponry, field craft, self defence, advance firing and martial arts. Pakistan Army instructors played a key role in the training programme and paid special attention on character-building and morale training of the personnel so they can fulfill their duties suitably. Addressing the successful cadets, Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer (RPO) Muhammad Ehsan Tufail said that CPEC bears great significance for the economic development and progress of the country. The Punjab Police was committed to root out terrorism and cleanse the society of criminal elements, he added. PHOTO: EXPRESS RPO Tufail lauded

Five myths about China’s Belt and Road Initiative

No, it’s not driven by military motives. And it’s not the second coming of the Silk Road. Vehicles stand in a parking lot as a large screen shows an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kashgar, Xinjiang autonomous region, China, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Although it represents just 1.5 percent of China's population and 1.3 percent of its economy, Xinjiang sits at the geographic heart of Xi's signature Belt and Road Initiative. (Bloomberg/Bloomberg) By Jonathan Hillman Jonathan Hillman is the director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. May 31 at 6:00 AM Chinese President Xi Jinping’s vision for putting Beijing at the center of global economic affairs is about forging new connections of all kinds, from building infrastructure to strengthening cultural ties. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) offers lofty promises of “win-win” investments that have persuaded some  126 countries  to sign on. But critics caution that