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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Pakistan’s Port City Gwadar in Chaos
January 07, 2023

Pakistan’s Port City Gwadar in Chaos

By Muhammad Bezinjo
The “crown jewel” of CPEC is under an internet shutdown after a crackdown on protests.

Sharif in China: How Are China-Pakistan Ties?
November 08, 2022

Sharif in China: How Are China-Pakistan Ties?

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
For all the right statements and claims of the unbreakable, iron-clad relationship between Beijing and Islamabad, there was very little substance to Sharif’s trip.
Pakistanis Perceive China as Their ‘Best Friend’
October 14, 2022

Pakistanis Perceive China as Their ‘Best Friend’

By Kristina Kironska and Jeremy Garlick
While perceptions of China have soured in many parts of the world, very few Pakistanis have anything but positive sentiments toward Beijing.

China Is Unnerved by Increasing Attacks on Chinese in Pakistan
October 01, 2022

China Is Unnerved by Increasing Attacks on Chinese in Pakistan

By Kiyya Baloch
Ethnic separatists have recently launched a series of targeted attacks on Chinese citizens living in Pakistan, with the latest murder happening in Karachi on September 28.

India’s Latest Concerns With the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
August 09, 2022

India’s Latest Concerns With the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India has raised objections to the possibility of China and Pakistan involving third countries in the CPEC.

China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South
May 29, 2022

China’s BRI Is Aggravating Ethnic Tensions in the Global South

By Gulalai Ismail and Alvin Camba
Pakistan’s CPEC is a case study in Chinese investment further disenfranchising ethnic minority groups – in this case, the Baloch.

Is Gwadar’s New Development Prepared to Handle Its Weather?
May 21, 2022

Is Gwadar’s New Development Prepared to Handle Its Weather?

By Mariyam Suleman Anees
Gwadar often sees intense seasonal rains that can cause flooding. Recent CPEC-linked development in the rapidly growing city may be making that problem worse.
What the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Tells Us About the Belt and Road Initiative
April 28, 2022

What the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Tells Us About the Belt and Road Initiative

By Zenel Garcia and Umer Rahman
The case study of CPEC reveals how provincial officials in China and counterparts abroad are the real drivers for the BRI.

How CPEC Has Altered China-Pakistan Trade
April 02, 2022

How CPEC Has Altered China-Pakistan Trade

By Toufic Sarieddine
Pakistan’s metal exports to China surged, as did Pakistan’s imports of manufactured goods from China.

How China’s Presence in Balochistan Is Intensifying Regionalist Tendencies
March 02, 2022

How China’s Presence in Balochistan Is Intensifying Regionalist Tendencies

By Muhammad Azam
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has inflamed longstanding feelings of neglect and exploitation in Balochistan.

China and Pakistan Reiterate Support to Each Other’s Core Interests
February 07, 2022

China and Pakistan Reiterate Support to Each Other’s Core Interests

By Umair Jamal
The joint statement issued during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Beijing was silent on any Chinese hard cash investment in CPEC projects.
Will Beijing Heed Pakistan’s Request for Loans?
February 02, 2022

Will Beijing Heed Pakistan’s Request for Loans?

By Umair Jamal
Their friendship may be doing well rhetorically, but Islamabad’s reliance on Chinese money is creating complications for Pakistan.

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