All posts by CPEC Wire Staff

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

Another Chinese company joins the growing pack of automobile manufacturers in Pakistan

The state-owned Chang’an Automobile Group has entered into agreement with Master Motors, a Pakistani manufacturer of light trucks and busses, to assemble sports utility vehicles and light trucks, according to the Pakistan Construction & Quarry trade publication. The plant will be...

/ July 12, 2018

Concerns over investments expressed at Balochistan forum

Chinese investors and officials continue to hold high-level meetings in Pakistan with the caretaker officials and bureaucrats. At a business forum in Quetta last week, Chinese officials pressed for the removal of red tape hindering investment related to CPEC, stating that investors faced difficulty...

/ July 12, 2018

Anti-corruption body orders investigation into Gwadar land allotments

Retired Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal, who presently serves as chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ordered the anti-corruption body to investigate the allotment of thousands of acres of land in a Gwadar-area industrial zone, according to Dunya News. Unnamed NAB officials told...

/ July 11, 2018

Protests near Gwadar over electric power blackouts

Protestors on Tuesday blocked the Makran Coastal Highway connecting Gwadar to Karachi as the region faces an electric power blackout due to faults with transmission lines. The protest took place near Ormara, according to DAWN. The coastal town is located...

/ July 11, 2018