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[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 …

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[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 …

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[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 …

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[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 …

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[3 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dawn, July 3rd, 2017
KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal on Sunday directed the police to ensure extraordinary security for Chinese and other foreign nationals working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects as well as other development projects in the province.
Taking notice of the Saturday incident of firing on some Chinese nationals in Ghotki, the home minister called for extra care and appropriate steps for the safety and security of foreigners working in Sindh.
Mr Siyal directed senior police officials to chalk out a comprehensive strategy.
He asked …

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[29 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Uzair M. Younus in Dawn, June 29th, 2017
The writer is a South Asia analyst at Albright Stonebridge Group in Washington D.C.
IN recent months, several insightful analyses have been written about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), raising pertinent questions about the lack of transparency around Chinese investments. This being Pakistan, questions were also raised about the patriotism and loyalty of those raising valid issues. An op-ed by a minister went so far as to claim that “China has never invaded any country nor harboured any imperial designs”.
The truth is that …

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[28 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The Nation online, June 28, 2017 at 9:06 am
Pakistan faces some challenges in steering an ambitious plan to build an economic corridor with China despite the economic benefits for the country, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday.
China has promised $57 billion in investment in projects along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of its ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with the Middle East and Europe.
Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road project in 2013, but it is still short on specifics.
“There are a …

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[27 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Zhang Jiegen in Global Times, June 26, 2017 at 18:43:44
The author is an associate research fellow at the Pakistan Research Center of Fudan University.
Many Chinese have serious concerns about the security environment and prospects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) after the recent kidnapping and alleged murder of their compatriots there.
But I found the misgivings were not necessary after carrying out on-the-spot research at Chinese and local enterprises in Pakistan, and visiting scholars and research fellows at various universities and think tanks.
Despite the recent tragedy, the overall security …

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[26 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Aamir Shafaat Khan in Dawn, June 25th, 2017
KARACHI: Cheap, mass-produced Chinese products including fabric, toys and watches have taken up a major market share in Pakistan.
While the country aims to generate more business activities and make new inroads for Chinese goods especially automobiles under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), manufacturers are feeling the pinch of the onslaught.
Lower prices of Chinese products give them an edge, traders interviewed by Dawn said.
Chinese products available here are inferior to products from the same source landing in Europe and other parts of the …

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[24 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2017.
KARACHI: The Chinese government has been requested to review its business visa policy by the Pakistan Soap Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry President Abdullah Zaki.
The request stems from a complex process for obtaining visas to China which are rarely issued for more than three months. Zaki suggested granting multiple visas to the business community for a period of at least one year.
Acknowledging the close relationship between the business communities of the two countries, coupled …