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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor 2.0 — A New Risk Management Strategy

By Saniya Kulkarni With all eyes on Beijing’s response to the ongoing protests in China, it appears Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is making headway in mitigating growing unrest in the southwestern province of Balochistan. The resource-rich region is home to ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Jiang Zemin Created the Africa-China Relationship As We Know It Today

Reflections on the legacy of Jiang Zemin, China’s president from 1993 to 2003, who passed away on Wednesday, emphasized how he presided over a decade of explosive economic growth. Fewer have pointed out that he was also a key architect of China’s current relationship with Africa. 
After the Mao era, emblematized by Chinese involvement in African anti-colonial struggles, the relationship went dormant as China focused on building economic ties ...

Why Sharif’s Recent Visit to Pakistan Wasn’t as Successful as Many Think

Dear Eric and Cobus, Because I know you all care deeply about this topic, I thought I’d share my take on the Pakistan-China relationship and what came out of PM Sharif’s recent Beijing trip. I’m saying this because I’ve got a ...

Pakistan PM Sharif Had a Good – Very Good – Trip to Beijing

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif came to China earlier this week with a big wish list and he's leaving with everything he wanted and more. PM Sharif wrapped up a two-day visit to Beijing on Wednesday after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime ...

Despite Huge Problems, Pakistan Remains Indispensable to China

It has been a difficult year for China in Pakistan. A burgeoning economic crisis in the South Asian country threatens to undermine the multibillion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor development initiative while anti-Chinese terrorism has surged in recent months.

China and India’s Steadily Deteriorating Relationship

It wasn't that long ago that many people thought the longtime rivalry between India and China had begun to subside. In fact, Xi Jinping traveled to India in 2019, his second visit as president, for a profile, seemingly amicable summit with ...

Clarification: The Chinese Victims of Last Week’s Gun Attack in Karachi Were Pakistan Citizens, Not Dual Citizens

A number of international media outlets including Al Jazeera, Reuters, and the Associated Press, incorrectly reported last week that the three Chinese victims of a shooting attack at a dental clinic in the Pakistani port city ...

Climate Sweet, Climate Bitter

Last week it was Pakistan, this week South Florida. The climate collapse is like a monstrous four-dimensional version of whack-a-mole. You never know where - or how - it will hit. But the hits keep coming.

Chinese National Killed, Two Others Injured When Gunman Opened Fire in a Karachi Dental Clinic

Pakistani authorities now believe that a gunman "singled out and targeted" an ethnically Chinese-owned dental clinic in Karachi in an attack that killed one and injured two. Police say all three of the ...

China-Pakistan Talks on Post-Flood Recovery Start Amid U.S.-China Sniping

China’s Foreign Ministry clapped back at U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call to Pakistan “to engage China on some of the important issues of debt relief and restructuring so that Pakistan can more quickly recover from the floods.” ...

68 Global South Countries Give China Human Rights Cover at the UN

In what’s becoming a standard tactic, China used its support across the Global South to counter a proposal from a U.S.-led group of rich democracies for a special debate in the UN Human Rights Council on China’s anti-Uyghur measures in Xinjiang. The measure followed 

Pakistan Stocks Up on Chinese-Made Weapons

Pakistan is reportedly planning to increase its purchases of Chinese-made J-10 CE fighter jets and VT-4 battle tanks. The move will increase Pakistan’s Chinese-made tank arsenal to 680 and its number of Chinese fighter jets to 90.  (
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