» 03/22/2007, 00.00
PAKISTAN – CHINA
Chinese-funded port in Baluchistan to give Beijing direct access to the Middle East
The new port of Gwadar is inaugurated. Experts note that it will become a key transit point for oil, gas and all sorts of goods destined for China from the Middle East, Iran, Central Asia and even Africa. Economic cooperation between Pakistan and China is growing fast.
"Confrontation" heating up in South China Sea
China says that it considers closed "the incident" with the U.S. ship on March 7, off the island of Hainan. But meanwhile, it is sending its own ships to the South China Sea "on patrol," arousing the anger of the Philippines and other countries. Experts: if there is no cooperation, there is the risk of a serious confrontation.
23/06/2010 CHINA – PAKISTAN
China becoming Pakistan’s main trading partner
Beijing provides Islamabad with investments and trade breaks that the EU and the US are not willing to offer at a time of economic crisis. Pakistan needs to address its trade deficit.
18/09/2009 CENTRAL ASIA – RUSSIA
Central Asia’s energy jigsaw puzzle getting more complicated
Leaders from Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan meet to discuss energy and pipelines. Wooed by Russia, Europe and China, energy-rich Central Asian nations are trying to get the most out of their would-be partners.
Government gives Shanghai 'free port' status
State Council gives go-ahead to expand bonded area in the mainland's largest city, undermining efforts by Hong Kong and Taiwan to become the vital gateways for foreign capital into mainland markets.
03/07/2013 PAKISTAN - CHINA
Sharif in Beijing to bring Arab oil to China
From now until 8 July, Pakistani Prime Minister will be in Beijing to discuss energy and investments. The construction of a road-and-rail corridor between Kashgar (Xinjiang) and Gwadar (Baluchistan) on the Arabian Sea is crucial. This way, Pakistan could solve its energy crisis, but in return, it will likely have to "stop" the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism.
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