All posts by CPEC Wire Staff

Newsletter: Issue 13 (November 16, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of September 14 – November 14, 2018.

/ November 16, 2018

China’s Grand Strategy: More Power, More Problems

A feeling of insecurity continues to dominate Chinese statecraft, even as the country has made remarkable leaps economically and militarily.

/ November 16, 2018
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan on September 9, 2018. (Photo Credit: Government of Pakistan)

Imran Khan Heads to China

Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan headed to China on November 1 for his first visit to the country since taking office this summer. Khan hopes for assistance to ease his country’s ongoing economic crisis and aims to chart out an...

/ November 4, 2018
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on September 19, 2018. (Photo Credit: Government of Pakistan)

Saudi Arabia and CPEC

A refinery in Gwadar would give the Saudis an economic foothold in a strategic location—just outside the Strait of Hormuz but close to Persian Gulf shipping lanes—and could lock Pakistan into purchasing Saudi crude.Read more at The National Interest

/ October 16, 2018
An ATM machine, said to be the world's highest, at the China-Pakistan border in Gilgit-Baltistan. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Saad.khan.1995)

China and Pakistan’s Financial Crisis

Pakistan faces another balance of payments crisis and may again head to the International Monetary Fund for help. China and its Belt and Road Initiative have been blamed – unfairly – for the crisis, but the real culprit is poor...

/ September 30, 2018

Newsletter: Issue 12 (September 14, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of August 16 - September 13, 2018.

/ September 14, 2018

This Day in History: Gwadar Joins Pakistan

On September 7, 1958, the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman transferred control of Gwadar to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, which purchased the territory for a sum of $8.4 million. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Malik Feroz Khan Noon announced the transfer...

/ September 7, 2018

This Day in History: Khunjerab Pass Opens for China-Pakistan Traffic

On August 27, 1982, the Karakoram Highway — completed in 1979, after two decades of construction and the loss of hundreds of lives — opens for two-way traffic at the Khunjerab Pass border crossing. Four years later, the Khunerjab Pass would be open to...

/ August 27, 2018

Newsletter: Issue 11 (August 16, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of July 11 - August 15, 2018.

/ August 16, 2018

Newsletter: Issue 10 (July 12, 2018)

This is a review of news and analysis pertaining to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and related regional connectivity and security issues, covering the period of June 27 - July 10, 2018.

/ July 12, 2018