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Implications of the Ongoing Tension with China along the LAC

China has accused India of crossing and violating the LAC. On 5 May the Chinese media reports said: On the May 18th, a reporter from the Global Times (in Chinese) learned from sources that the Chinese border guards have strengthened control over the...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 25, 2020

Economic Xi stresses analysing China's economy from comprehensive, dialectical, long-term perspective- CPPCC 2020 Xi called for consolidating the fundamental role of agriculture, ensuring stability on the six fronts and security in the six areas,...

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor of the Belt and Road Initiative Concept, Context and Assessment by Siegfried O. Wolf, Springer, Switzerland, 2020, £88, ISBN 978-3-030-16198

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative that was officially launched in April 2015, promised to be a game changer. The economic corridor that would link Kashgar in Xinjiang to Gwadar in...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 21, 2020

Economic Coronavirus stimulus inflation risk depends on politics, not economics What shifts a society from being in the column of present-day Japan or the U.S. to being in the column with Argentina of the 1980s or Weimar Germany of the 1920s with...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, May 20, 2020

Economic Celebrities and ostentatious wealth lose their appeal in coronavirus crisis The outsized egos and ostentatious displays of wealth that were once so captivating now feel weirdly pointless and even irrelevant. But will there be a...

The Belt and Road Initiative: Is it Viable?

Recently, the US diplomat Alice Wells speaking at the Wilson Center at Washington D.C., criticised the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and questioned the economic feasibility of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).1 She reiterated that the US-...

चीन रूपी ईस्ट इंडिया कंपनी का पाकिस्तान में प्रवेश

लम्बे समय से कूटनैतिक विचार विमर्श के बाद चीन और पाकिस्तान ने दोनों के बीच बनने वाले आर्थिक गलियारंे के बारे में एक 30 पेज का एक प्रारूप तैयार करके इस योजना को एक ठोस रूप दे दिया है। पाकिस्तान के प्रसिद्ध अग्रेज़ी दैनिक डान ने इस योजना का खुलासा...

China’s Stance towards Pakistan Occupied Kashmir: Recent Developments

Background Given its geo-strategic location, China has been keenly interested in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for long. The Chinese plan, to use Pakistan card against India dates back to the 1950’s when Zhou En Lai suggested to Ayub Khan that...

Implications of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), announced during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s well-publicised two-day (April 20-21, 2015) visit to Pakistan and with a value estimated by Pakistanis at US$ 46 billion, is a bold geo-economic initiative...

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