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Apr 19, 2019
Ready for Wuhan-style summit meet with India despite differences over BRI, says Chinese foreign ministerAsked if India's opposition to the BRI would undermine the new momentum generated by last year's informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese president Xi Jinping, Wang said the two leaders had a very successful meeting at Wuhan city
Jan 16, 2019
China is expanding access to strategic foreign ports including Pakistan's Gawadar, says Pentagon reportChina is expanding its access to strategic foreign ports like Pakistan's Gwadar and Sri Lanka's Hambantota to pre-position the logistic framework necessary to support the growing presence of its military in the Indian Ocean and beyond, the Pentagon said.
Jan 15, 2019
CPEC: Pakistan decides to shelve major power project under corridor plan with China, cites sufficient generation capacityThe previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had pushed for the construction of the 1,320-megawatt Rahim Yar Khan power project by China.
Dec 22, 2018
Militarisation of Belt and Road Initiative: CPEC's real benefit for Pakistan, China is strategic rather than economicTransparency on the economic benefits of CPEC to Pakistan and how the loans were structured is what Pompeo was seeking.
Nov 15, 2018
Narendra Modi-Mike Pence meeting in Singapore ticked all the right boxes, but will Donald Trump play spoiler?Narendra Modi would like to know how much money Trump actually puts on the table for infrastructure development in the Indo-Pacific region, particularly in the Maldives and Sri Lanka where Chinese 'debt-trap' diplomacy has been pushing these countries in Beijing's coercive arms.
Nov 12, 2018
India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian OceanBeijing would again try to re-establish its clout in Maldives through the debt-trap diplomacy. The Modi government should, therefore, come out with a long-term plan for infrastructure development in Maldives.
Nov 05, 2018
Imran Khan returns with no economic aid, China puts onus on Pakistan: What newspapers noted from joint statementThe joint statement China and Pakistan released also had a few glaring red flags for India, besides all the talk on CPEC, which New Delhi has been opposing since the route passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Oct 22, 2018
Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, China in next two weeks to seek aid for cash-strapped PakistanA member of the Imran Khan's Cabinet said the prime minister was likely to take up the issue of financial aid with his hosts in the three friendly countries because Pakistan needs assistance to ease the current economic crisis.
Oct 16, 2018
Infrastructure finance war: Donald Trump rolls out foreign aid bill to counter China; Beijing contacts India for joint projectsUS officials are worried that countries have been falling victim to what they call China's "debt trap" diplomacy, giving up control of major assets.
Oct 12, 2018
United States to evaluate Pakistan's bailout request from IMF on merit, says state departmentThe US will evaluate on merit a bailout package sought by Pakistan from the International Monetary Fund, the state department said Thursday.