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[2 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Express Tribune
News Desk: Chinese officials have reportedly told residents of the Muslim-majority Xinjiang to handover copies of the Holy Quran, prayer mat and other items symbolic of Islam, BBC Urdu reported.
Quoting a report by Radio Free Asia, the British publication said officials have made announcements through local mosques and neighbourhoods of the province, where mostly Muslims of the Uighur, Kyrgyz and Kazakh origins reside, to abide by the directives or face punitive action.
A spokesperson for the World Uighur Conference said the receivedc such reports from Kashgar, …

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[24 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Tom Hussain in South China Morning Post, Sept 9, 2017
The writer is an Islamabad-based journalist and Pakistan affairs analyst
In 1992, when Pakistan first came under international diplomatic pressure to halt terrorist attacks on India emanating from its territory, Islamabad’s chief diplomat and the architect of its modern-day strategic alliance with China, Akram Zaki, told me: “Pakistan’s foreign policy is in a minefield without a map”. It still is.
By naming Pakistan-based terrorist groups in the declaration issued at the end of the BRICS leaders meeting in Xiamen on Monday, China …

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sachin Parashar in the Times of India, Sept 12, 2017
New Delhi: Russia has hailed the Xiamen BRICS Declaration and its naming of Pakistan-based terror groups as a victory for countries concerned about terrorism in South Asia. Despite it being seen as defending Pakistan from US pressure on the issue, Moscow’s position on Islamabad has been quite nuanced. Official sources here confirmed Russia worked actively to convince China to drop its opposition to namechecking the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM).
The naming of these terror groups was seen by …

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Tariq Butt in The News, September 5, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif’s planned visits to China and Russia in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement of his South Asia strategy have assumed added importance due to the Xiamen Declaration of BRICS relating to certain terrorist outfits.
The terrorist organizations listed in the statement of BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are proscribed in Pakistan and are, therefore, not allowed to exist or work.
“We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist …

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[5 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dawn, September 05, 2017
XIAMEN: The leaders of the five emerging market BRICS powers have for the first time named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan as a regional security concern and called for their patrons to be held to account.
India welcomed the move — which participated at a summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen — as an important step forward in the fight against militant attacks.
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa make up the BRICS grouping. The group called for an immediate end to violence in …

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[24 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Zafar Bhutta in The Express Tribune, Aug 23, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad and Beijing are unlikely to welcome other countries to become part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) before 2020 as they will wait until energy and industrial projects are completed, say officials.
Pakistan and China are developing energy projects of $35 billion under CPEC and want to complete them first before opening the door to Middle Eastern states, Iran and Central Asian countries for joining the gigantic economic corridor.
Some of the power projects like Sahiwal coal power plant have been …


[26 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Qadeer Tanoli in The Express Tribune, July 26, 2017
ISLAMABAD: In light of the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – formed to probe abduction of two Chinese nationals in Quetta – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has approved cancelling visas issued to foreign nationals associated with ARK Infotech Company.
In May, a group of Chinese citizens, including the two abducted ones, obtained business visas from Pakistan Embassy in Beijing and entered Pakistan to work with ARK Infotech, but instead of conducting business, they went to Quetta for preaching, according …


[21 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

by He Huifeng in South China Morning Post, July 21, 2017
At least two people were killed and 55 injured in gas explosions at restaurant in eastern China on Friday morning, according to a news website report.
The blasts occurred at about 8.35am at the building in Hangzhou in Zhejiang province, Zjol.com.cn reported
Police believe the explosions were caused by gas cylinders in the restaurant.Windows were blown out and the street was littered with debris Nearby cars, taxis and buses were badly damaged in the blasts.
More than 20 passengers in one bus suffered …


[9 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE: Chinese are making serious forays into Pakistan’s textile sector. It’s evident from the fact that their negotiations with the country’s largest business group to put together a large composite textile unit are in the final stages, while others are reportedly opting to lease the closed apparel-making units.
It goes without saying the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given Chinese investors a vast window of opportunity to view Pakistan as a top investment destination.
The critics that think that China is merely interested in the transport side of the corridor are …


[4 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Zeeshan Hashim in The Nation blogs, July 3, 2017 at11:36 pm
Zeeshan Hashim is an economist in a public policy thinktank PRIME based in Islamabad
I think the prevalent questions in the minds of Pakistani society regarding CPEC are that what will be the consequences of Chinese entering the domestic market? Either they will occupy the whole market by monopolising it or they will compete fairly in the market or they will destroy our domestic manufacturing industry by pumping lower priced China-made products into the market?
In my opinion basic Economics can …