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China’s Belt And Road Initiative Trade With Nigeria, Others Hits $1.35trn

  By  Tunde Oguntola   Trade between  China  and Nigeria and other countries in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has hit $1.35 trillion, said  the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Cui Jianchun . Mr. Cui who disclosed this in Abuja during a BRI Symphony played by China-Nigeria Orchestra at the Chinese Cultural Centre, said 140 countries, including Nigeria, have signed into the programme. Highlighting the importance of China’s BRI Initiative with Nigeria and other countries, Cui said the embassy was also developing strategies to promote the BRI initiative between Nigeria and China. The envoy stressed that young people in Nigeria were very keen on e-commerce, adding that the nation wants to have 22 countries with Nigeria as one. According to him, “We have 140 countries plus 30 International Organizations that have signed this document. In the African continent, we have 46 countries, including the African Union that has signed this document. “Since 2013, we have recorded 130 billion dol

China says security situation in Pakistan 'severe' after suicide blast in Balochistan's Gwadar

The suicide blast targeting a motorcade of Chinese engineers at the Gwadar East Bay Expressway project was claimed by Balochistan Liberation Army, a separatist militant organisation. By  hindustantimes.com  | Written by Kunal Gaurav PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2021 04:44 PM IST The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative.(Reuters File Photo) The Chinese embassy in Pakistan has confirmed that a Chinese national was injured in the suicide attack reported in the port of Gwadar in Balochistan province on Friday evening. The suicide blast targeting a motorcade of Chinese engineers at the Gwadar East Bay Expressway project was claimed by Balochistan Liberation Army, a separatist militant organisation. Two local children were killed in the attack while several others got injured. "The Chinese Embassy in Pakistan strongly condemns this act of terrorism, extends its sincere sympathies to the injured of

Suicide bombings cast doubt on China’s Pakistan projects

Sucide bombers targeted the convoy of Chinese nationals working in Gwadar port. | Photo Credit:  Reuters Ananth Krishnan 21 AUGUST 2021 21:52 IST UPDATED: 21 AUGUST 2021 22:59 IST         On Friday, a motorcade carrying Chinese personnel working at the East Bay Expressway project in Gwadar, was attacked by a suicide bomber Two  suicide bombings  in the space of just over one month have cast doubt on the future of China’s ambitious projects in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan, with renewed concerns over the safety of Chinese personnel in the region. On Friday, a motorcade carrying Chinese personnel working at the East Bay Expressway project in Gwadar, the Arabian Sea port where the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) ends, was attacked by a suicide bomber, Pakistani and Chinese officials said, with two local children killed and one Chinese worker injured. This followed  another bomb attack  on July 14 targeting Chinese workers at the Dasu hydropower project, that killed 13 peop