Tag Archives: CPEC

Pakistan’s Green Power Potential

Pakistan retires over 11,000MW of fossil fuel-based plants by 2047, the contribution of over 22,000MW from five cascaded dams on the Indus river will go a long way in bolstering the growth of renewable power generation in Pakistan.

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View from Pakistan: An Eurasian Identity

Three times shorter than the Suez Canal route the several Eurasia Corridors will play an important role in creating new commercial and social environments in the region near the Caspian Sea and north territories from Bereket to the border with Kazakhstan. It offers a great opportunity to pakistan, says one defense analyst.

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Pakistan: Making CPEC Work – I

Despite multilateralism and even free trade being questioned, Chinese President Xi Jinping is offering an alternative vision of connectivity, facilitation of trade and integration of markets across regions and continents.

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Gwadar, Security and Inclusive Development

Gwadar for outsiders, particularly keen investors and businessmen, evokes enthusiasm. They equate it with a place open to visitors and ready for investment. But the imposing omni-present physical and procedural security barriers kill that enthusiasm.

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Afghanistan, China and Connectivity

China is the real pivot of the east, and considering India for this role is a blunder of the highest magnitude. A country which has not been able to provide basic living amenities to its populace; a large segment of Indian urban population grows up and dies on footpaths and streets but the country is falsely talked about as the economic bulwark of the region.

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Why is China So Deferential to Pakistan?

In the China-Pakistan context, China has scrupulously abided by the principles of non-intervention and non-interference in our internal affairs. Both countries share the vision for a just, peaceful and prosperous world, writes Pakistan's former foreign secretary.

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How is China Influencing Pakistan’s Reset?

Did the advice of Chinese President to Pakistan’s army chief set in motion an unusual Sino-Pak synergy of thought and action and simply reset Pakistan’s strategic, political and economic outlook?

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Pakistan’s Pangolins Fall Victim to Chinese Demand

As the illegal wildlife trade flourishes along new trade routes to China, the endangered pangolin is disappearing from Sindh, one of Pakistan’s biggest provinces.

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Embellishing News: Another Hybrid Warfare Technique

Vested interests have come up with a new and dangerous technique, what we call ‘embellished news’, meaning that the gist of the news item is true but it is blown out of proportion, than generalized and the negativity maximized, thus achieving the same effect: to unsettle, destabilize and sow doubts and distrust.

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CPEC: External Violence and Internal Opposition

With no water and no electricity, how can the Pakistani government hope to sell Gwadar as the most critical link in the CPEC chain, asks one analyst.

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