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Balochistan: CPEC - Escalating Threat

On December 10, 2018, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Cell, in its briefing to Balochistan Cabinet, revealed that Balochistan’s share in the USD 62 Billion CPEC project was a miniscule nine percent, about USD 5.6 Billion. It was also disclosed that, out of this committed sum, less than USD one Billion had been spent in over five years, since May 22, 2013, when CPEC was launched. The stunned Cabinet members reportedly described CPEC spending in Balochistan thus far, as “a joke”.

CPEC: Chinese Checkmate

At least six persons – among them three Chinese engineers – were injured in a suicide attack on a bus in the Dalbandin area of Chagai District in Balochistan in the morning of August 11, 2018. The bus carrying 18 Chinese engineers was being escorted by Frontier Corps (FC) troops to the Dalbandin airport from the Saindaik copper and gold mines when a suicide bomber tried to drive his explosives-laden vehicle into the bus. “The explosives-laden vehicle exploded near the bus on Quetta-Taftan Highway – and as a result three Chinese engineers, two FC soldiers and the bus driver were injured,” an unnamed Levies official stated. Saifullah Khatiran,Deputy Commissioner of Chagai District, disclosed that the engineers were working on the Saindak project, a joint venture between Pakistan and China to extract gold, copper and silver from an area close to the border.The three injured Chinese engineers were identified as Huo Xiaohu, Shi Jiangpeng and You Riwei. The suicide bomber was killed. All the Chinese engineers were later sent to Karachi.

China Pakistan's CPEC to destabilise sub-continent: European Parliament Member to EFSAS

Brussels, July 16 (IBNS): The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an ambitious economic project floated by Beijing in accordance with its South Asian ally Islamabad, has the potential to destabilise the entire sub-continent, said Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Tomáš Zdechovský.

Chinese Dragon, Indian Elephant must dance together, says China's Foreign Minister

Beijing/New Delhi, Mar 8 (IBNS): Is the India-China relationship finally turning into a camaraderie? Keeping in mind the recent exchanges, one can be hopeful.