Leading Gwadar national assembly candidate says people of Gwadar deserve more from CPEC

Aslam Bhootani, the former speaker of the Balochistan assembly, and the favorite candidate for the National Assembly seat from Gwadar, said that the people of Gwadar “have expectations from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, but unfortunately they are deprived even of drinking...

/ July 11, 2018

Tehran warns New Delhi that it will pay a price for Iranian oil import cuts, chides it for slow progress on Chabahar

The Hindu reports that Iranian Deputy Ambassador to India Massoud Rezvania Rahaghi told a gathering in New Delhi: “if India were to replace Iran with countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, U.S. and others for the 10% of its oil demand then it...

/ July 11, 2018

Haley presses Modi on Iranian oil, but says Chabahar port ‘has to happen’

Reuters reports that during a visit to New Delhi last month, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Chabahar “port has to happen and the U.S. is going to work with India...

/ July 11, 2018

Chinese Electric Power Companies Press for ‘Revolving Fund’

 In 2016, Pakistan approved the creation of a “revolving fund” that would effectively provide a sovereign guarantee for payments to CPEC independent power producers (IPPs). The fund would cover 22 percent of the estimated monthly payments and capacity charges owed to...

/ June 27, 2018

World Bank Approves Khyber Pass Economic Corridor Project

The $480 million project includes the construction of the four-lane Peshawar-Torkham Expressway (PTEX) from Peshawar to the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan and the laying of a fiber optic cable alongside the road. Around 16 percent of the project budget...

/ June 27, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issues 8 & 9 (June 26, 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 11-26, 2018.

/ June 26, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issue 7 (June 11, 2018)

This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of June 4 to June 10, 2018.

/ June 11, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issues 5 & 6 (June 4, 2018)

This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the period from May 21 to June 3, 2018.

/ June 4, 2018

This Day in History: China and Pakistan Agree to Develop ‘Economic Corridor’

On May 22, 2013, during the visit of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Islamabad, China and Pakistan agree to develop an “economic corridor.” Li arrived in Islamabad after a trip to New Delhi, where he had discussed the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar economic corridor.

/ May 22, 2018

Weekly Newsletter: Issue 4 (May 21, 2018)

This is a review of CPEC and CPEC-related news and analysis for the week of May 14-20, 2018.

/ May 21, 2018