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WEEK IN REVIEW: Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Will Visit China Next Month

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will visit China next month in a bid to "restore confidence" following a series of terrorist attacks against Chinese interests in the South Asia country. Sharif will try to reassure officials in Beijing that the development of the $65 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor remains ...

Investigation Identifies Security Lapses in Pakistan Terror Attack

An investigation into the attack that killed five Chinese nationals last month found serious lapses in security and a failure to adhere to standard security protocols. A three-member committee of the Pakistani government reported that the vehicle carrying the Chinese nationals ...

Chinese Dam Project Reopens After Deadly Pakistan Attack: Officials

A Chinese contractor has resumed construction on a major dam site in northwestern Pakistan after being provided with extra security, officials said Wednesday, following a deadly attack on Chinese engineers. Power China and the China Gezhouba Group Company halted work on ...

Pakistan PM Tries to Reassure Chinese Workers They’ll be Safe, Promises ‘Fool-Proof’ Security Following Attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sought to reassure colleagues of five Chinese nationals killed last week in a terrorist attack that they will be safe working in the country. The Prime Minister traveled to the northwestern city of Dasu on Monday ...

Remains of Five Chinese Workers Killed in Pakistan Terror Attack Arrive in Wuhan

A Pakistani Air Force jet landed in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday with the bodies of five workers killed in a killed a terrorist attack in northwest Pakistan. Chaudhry Salik Hussain, federal minister for overseas Pakistanis, accompanied the ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Zimbabwe Agreement Could Signal China’s Return to African Rail

TransTech, a subsidiary of China Railway Group, reportedly signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state-owned National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) that could lead to a recapitalization of the country’s railway network.
Bloomberg reports that the agreement is currently limited to studying the project and producing a feasibility report by the end of June. Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said: “It is our expectation that in the upcoming Forum for China and Africa taking place ...

Pakistan Official Says China Halted Work on Two Projects After Deadly Attack

By Lehaz Ali Chinese contractors have halted construction on two major dam projects in Pakistan after a suicide bomber killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver this week, a provincial official told AFP on Friday.

Chinese Analysts Speculate About Who Was Behind Last Week’s Terrorist Attack in Pakistan and What Was the Motivation

There's been quite a bit of news coverage in China about last week's terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver on a remote road in the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Most of those stories, though, ...

China Reaffirms ‘Deeply Rooted’ Ties With Pakistan Following Terror Attack

The Chinese government mounted a coordinated response on Wednesday to this week's terror attack in northwest Pakistan that killed five Chinese nationals and a local driver. Within hours of Tuesday's attack, Ambassador Jiang Zaidong flew to the Dasu hydropower project construction site to ...

Pakistan Steps up Security for Chinese Workers After Bombing

By Shrouq TARIQ Pakistan ramped up security guarding Chinese engineers building Beijing-linked projects in the nation's northwest, an official said Wednesday, a day after five workers were killed in a suicide bombing. Beijing is Islamabad's ...

Beijing Calls on Pakistan to Find Those Responsible for Terrorist Attack That Killed 5 Chinese Nationals

The Chinese government called on Pakistan to launch an investigation and "severely punish" the culprits behind Tuesday's terrorist attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver in the northern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. The six victims were in a convoy on their way ...
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