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[17 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dawn, June 17th, 2017
ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has cancelled the visa of a Korean national identified as Juan Won Seo, owner of the ARK Info Tech Institute in Quetta where two Chinese nationals had come to learn the Urdu language before they were abducted and allegedly executed by the militant Islamic State group.
According to sources, the North Korean national arrived in Pakistan on a business visa and opened an Urdu academy in Quetta.
They added that instead of engaging in any sort business activities after arriving in Pakistan, Lee …

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[15 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Salman Siddiqui in The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2017.
KARACHI: China’s state-owned Shanghai Electric Power Company Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to go ahead with its plan of acquiring K-Electric from Dubai-based Abraaj Group, brushing aside all rumours regarding its possible retreat from the $1.77 billion business deal.
“We have received today [Wednesday] a copy of the fresh public announcement of intention for acquisition (directly or indirectly) or up to 66.40% of the voting shares of K-Electric Limited by Shanghai Electric Power Company Limited,” K-Electric Director Finance and Company Secretary …

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[15 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Liu Jianxi and Leng Shumei in Global Times, June 15, 2017
A Pakistan official said Wednesday that they will “bring to justice” those responsible for kidnapping two Chinese citizens in Pakistan. He also warned of the incident being used by “whoever” to disrupt Sino-Pakistan ties.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said at a press conference Wednesday that China had not received official confirmation from Pakistan of the deaths of the two Chinese nationals allegedly kidnapped and killed in Pakistan.
Lu said the ministry will do its best to …

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[14 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Zhao Gancheng in Global Times, June 13, 2017 at 18:53:39
(The author is director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies).
Two Chinese citizens were kidnapped in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan Province and allegedly killed by the Islamic State (IS) last week.
“The Chinese side is working to learn about and verify relevant information through various channels,” according to China’s Foreign Ministry.
China does not tend to get involved in other countries’ domestic affairs and is not linked with the quagmire in the Middle East, and thus its …

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[14 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters Report, June 14, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Last year, Pakistan held informal talks with General Electric, Siemens and Switzerland’s ABB to build the country’s first high-voltage transmission line.
Chinese power giant State Grid committed to building the $1.7 billion project in half the time of its European counterparts – and clinched the deal. This is a familiar tale in Pakistan and many other countries.
As China makes its “Belt and Road” initiative – a massive project to connect Asia with Africa and Europe through land and maritime routes – a policy priority for the …

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[13 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Shakeel Anjum in The News, June 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ch Nisar Ali Khan was informed on Monday during a high-level meeting that a group of Chinese citizens, which included the two abducted persons, obtained business visa from Pakistani Embassy in Beijing and entered Pakistan.
However, instead of engaging in any business activity they went to Quetta and under the garb of learning Urdu language from a Korean national Juan Won Seo, Owner of ARK info tech, were actually engaged in preaching.
The reports received by the Interior Ministry indicated …

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[13 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dawn, June 13th, 2017
PESHAWAR: An accountability court here on Monday issued arrest warrants of three women Chinese directors of a mining company after their failure to appear in a case of alleged smuggling of antimony from mines in Chitral to China.
The judge Naveed Ahmad Khan fixed July 11 for next hearing of the case with the direction to local police to produce the three suspects who are charged along with some other directors of the mining firm, Tuny Pak Mineral Private Limited.
The court was informed that the …

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[12 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in Global Times, June 11, 2017 at 23:28:39
Chastened by the Islamic State’s claim to have killed two kidnapped Chinese teachers, Pakistan is beefing up security around Chinese citizens streaming into the country on the back of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative.
Pakistani officials have outlined to Reuters extensive security plans that include thousands-strong police protection forces, tighter monitoring of Chinese nationals, and in the Province of Baluchistan – where the two teachers were kidnapped on May 24 – a review of security arrangements.
The protection forces will buttress a 15,000-strong …

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[10 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

China is not known to play coy. It has always been clear about its global ambitions, which started off slowly and steadily in its own near backyard. In direct contrast to the Washington doctrine – Beijing has been happy to invest economically while asking no awkward questions on human rights. This transactional approach underscores what the Chinese have long referred to as their brand of Communism coming complete ‘with Chinese characteristics’, a term coined during the Jiang Zemin era.
That being said, China is understandably playing its cards close to its …

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[10 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Tahir Khan in DAILY TIMES, June 10, 2017
ISLAMABAD: All Chinese nationals, who were linked to a Korean language centre in Quetta, have been evacuated after gunmen kidnapped two Chinese nationals last month, sources said on Friday.
The Islamic State claims it has killed Chinese pair abducted on May 24. Both China and Pakistan have to verify the claim as yet.
The slain Chinese were teachers at a centre being run by a South Korean national and his wife.
Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday expressed grave concern over the reported killing of …