Tag: CPEC

The RuPak Railway Could Complement Or Even Replace The NSTC

The establishment of a financial consortium and joint working group between the railway administrations of Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan could one day lead to the creation of a Russia-Pakistan (RuPak) railway via Central Asia that would complement the Indo-Iranian North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) to Russia but also potentially […]

India’s “Connect Central Asia” Strategy Will Heighten Regional Competition

India has plans to expand the eastern branch of the North-South Transport Corridor to Kazakhstan and the rest of Central Asia. This possibility was discussed in mid-November during the bilateral Investment Forum and signifies the natural outgrowth of India’s connectivity investments in Iran. Reaching the Russian marketplace is the prime […]

Has India Copied a Pakistani Proposal to Integrate Belt and Road With The North South Transport Corridor?

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the foremost artery of the Belt and Road initiative. The route itself travels from China’s Xianjing province through Pakistan’s northern border with China before heading south across the length of Pakistan to the Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea. At the same time, India has been […]

What’s India After In Afghanistan?

India is an illegitimate stakeholder that has no natural geographic or historical interests in Afghanistan, but it’s precisely for this reason why it’s best positioned to play the spoiler there by exploiting long-term expectations about the Chabahar Corridor in order to trick Russia into promoting the de-facto “internal partition” of […]

Britain Has Blood On Its Hands For The BLA’s Latest Terrorist Attack In Pakistan

The UK’s granting of political asylum to “Balochistan Liberation Army” (BLA) leader Hyrbyair Marri and its hosting of this fugitive means that Britain has blood on its hands for the latest terrorist attack that he masterminded against the Chinese consulate in Karachi, but while Islamabad might seek his extradition, there’s […]

Pakistan Invites Turkey to Join CPEC in Move That Will Strengthen Global Connectivity And Shared Prosperity

Pakistan makes an important move to strengthen friendship with Turkey  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has helped Pakistan to at long last take advantage of its strategic location as the multi-climatic ‘zipper of Asia’. In so doing, Pakistan is now the trading fulcrum that helps to link the Pacific with […]

Imran Khan Quotes Xi Jinping While Criticising Protectionism in Keynote Speech at Shanghai’s CIIE

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has delivered a keynote speech during the opening of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. During his speech Imran Khan sated, “As the Belt and Road initiative gives shape to a global community of shared interests, this Expo will help spread dividends […]

The Xinjiang-Lahore Bus Service is a Golden Opportunity to Expand Human Connectivity Between China and Pakistan

This month will witness the inauguration of a luxury bus service that will transport passengers between the Chinese city of Kashgar in Xinjiang province to Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s province of Punjab. According to Muhammad Anwar, the CEO of the company that operates the service, bookings have already been made […]