Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Uzbekistan Prioritizes Pakistani Over Iranian Ports

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on how Tashkent – in an effort to access seaports at lower costs and shorter distances – may look to Pakistani ports as the answer: Tashkent has been working on creating shorter and cheaper transportation corridors to access seaports since the country’s independence. On February 2, the first trilateral talks […]

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Huawei Digitally Connects Pakistan Beyond India’s Reach

Via Asia Times, a report on how a new Silk Road fiber optic cable project eases Pakistan’s cybersecurity concerns with India but raises new ones with China: China is poised to lay the last stretch of a cross-border fiber optic cable in Pakistan, a Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project designed in part to cut […]

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CPEC: A Gateway To Central Asia

Via The Frontier Post, some commentary on CPEC: CPEC is Asian giant and landmark in Sino-Pak evergreen ties. It is regional integration chipping Pak-China with the rest of the regional states. CPEC is an open hub for all regional stakeholders among which Central Asia is of great vitality in regard to geopolitical, socio-economic and geostrategic […]

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Afghanistan-Uzbekistan-Pakistan Railway Line Mapped Out

Via Ariana News, a report on a planned Afghanistan-Uzbekistan-Pakistan railway line: Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan on Tuesday signed an agreement for a landmark railway link aimed at bolstering trade ties between Central and South Asia.   The signing ceremony for the multi-billion-dollar project took place in Tashkent, and was attended by senior officials from the three […]

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China’s Pakistan Investments A Double-Edged Sword

Via The Asia Times, a report on how Chinese investment is unmistakably transforming Pakistan but local resistance is rising to all the asset buying and building: Chinese companies are taking over major businesses in Pakistan’s export-led manufacturing sector, the profit-making heart of the nation’s $276 billion economy. As rising Chinese investment promises to boost Pakistan’s […]

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China Builds Digital Silk Road in Pakistan to Africa and Europe

Via Nikkei Asia, a report on how China is helping Pakistan untangle its growing number of communications lines, connecting Xinjiang and Africa with a fiber optic submarine cable: China is set to lay the final stretch of a cross-border fiber optic cable in Pakistan that will create the Digital Silk Road, serving the geostrategic interests of […]

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