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Misconceptions about CPEC

A flagship of China’s massive One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is driven in part by Beijing’s desire to build additional routes for its energy imports from the Middle East and to lessen its dependence on sea routes. For Pakistan, CPEC is an extremely cohesive project, a game changer not […]

CPEC: the way forward-IV (Security issues and more)

Pakistan has to take a number of steps to transform the challenges mentioned in previous articles into opportunities. Regarding governance challenges, Pakistan should host forums where local, regional, provincial and federal stakeholders can discuss the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Currently, the provincial governments interact with the two sides (civil and military) of the Federal […]

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Pakistani students to be offered vocational training, education in China

The CPEC Cultural Communication Centre (CCC) under its ‘Talent Corridor’ scheme will offer scholarships to 1,000 Pakistani students for a one-year vocational training starting from November this year in China. “The students to be selected from across the country will be provided free tuition and dormitory during the training at different universities and institutes in […]

Pakistan and China have a history of friendship which was built by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Mao Tes-tung: Sherry Rehman

Leader of Opposition in Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman has said that cooperation between Pakistan and China is a manifestation of the desire to further deepen ties for mutual benefit. She expressed these views while talking to Acting Chinese Ambassador Zhao Lijian, who called on her at the Parliament House on Friday.Senator Sherry Rehman said that, […]

Western route of CPEC to be completed earlier: Chinese envoy

ISLAMABAD: Acting Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, Zhao Lijan has said that under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), western route of the project would be completed earlier than the eastern route. Speaking at the National Press Club Islamabad about CPEC Project, the Chinese envoy dispelled rumors about the Western Route and said that western […]

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National Assembly dedicated 8% agenda to CPEC, foreign affairs, anti-terrorism issues

ISLAMABAD: The last National Assembly took up China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), foreign affairs and anti-terrorism issues by dedicating 8 per cent of agenda during its five-year tenure that ended on May 31. The 14th Assembly preferred these issues on the government-sponsored and supplementary business items over private lawmakers’ interventions, said a press release by Free and […]

Search Chinese envoy says idea of CPEC project proposed by Zardari in 2013: report

Deputy Chief Mission of Chinese Embassy, Lijian Zhao on Monday said that the success of the all China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects are based on transparency to minimise corruption, media reports have said.Addressing a seminar titled CPEC & Role of Media – Separating Facts from Misconceptions, Zhao said the idea of CPEC project was initiated by former President Asif […]

Local media urged to remove negative misconceptions about CPEC(China Pakistan Economic Corridor)

ISLAMABAD: As the government has failed to remove many misconceptions about the multibillion-dollar project – the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the local media has been urged to remove the myths and negative propaganda against the corridor, which is considered as a game changer for the country and region alike. Acting Ambassador of People’s Republic […]

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Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill meets with Xi Jinping; signs up to China’s Belt and Road initiative

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as part of a trip that saw the Pacific nation signing on to Beijing’s One Belt One Road initiative. During the meeting, the leaders agreed to promote bilateral relations between the two nations to […]