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Revealed: The Issues Complicating a Key Belt and Road Project in Pakistan

A train line is only one of numerous infrastructure projects forming the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) a prominent Belt and Road project. Image: Arif Ali / AFP

China is apparently balking at proposals from Pakistan to expand cooperation in their shared China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), revealing growing problems in the key Belt and Road Initiative project.

These were revealed by a comparison between the draft proposals submitted by Pakistan to Beijing in the runup to the 11th meeting of the CPEC Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) and the final signed minutes of the coordinating body’s meeting conducted by Pakistan’s Express Tribune Newspaper.

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