» 07/12/2010, 00.00
PAKISTAN – CHINA
Kashgar-Gwadar railway line would give Beijing a window on the Persian Gulf
Such a railway line would allay China’s greatest fear, a naval blockade that could stop oil shipments from Africa and the Middle East. However, major political, technical and financial problems remain, including India’s opposition.
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.
16/06/2008 CHINA – TIBET – INDIA
Torch relay arrival in Tibet postponed to a date to be decided
Official sources say that Sichuan quake has led to change in schedule. Experts suggest instead that fear of protests in the region closed to the press might be the reason. ‘Return March” is set to reach the border between India and Tibet by tomorrow.
27/01/2011 CHINA – INDIA
Sino-Indian rivalry comes to the Arabian Sea
Beijing is developing the Pakistani port of Gwadar and plans road and rail links with Pakistan across the Karakorum. New Delhi backs the Iranian port of Chabahar and is seeking closer ties with Afghanistan and central Asia. The rivalry between the two Asian giants is branching out.
Kashgar, Uyghurs and police clash: 12 dead
Xinhua does not report reasons for the clashes. The World Uyghur Congress say clashes sparked by Uyghurs frustration, colonized and oppressed by ethnic Han Chinese. For China, the groups are "terrorists" and this slows the spread of Islam among the young. The Uyghurs accuse Beijing of wanting to destroy their culture and faith.
Clashes between police and civilians in Xinjiang leave at least 21 dead
The incident in which 15 police officers and 6 civilians were killed remains unexplained. For Beijing, it was a "cowardly terrorist attack". Exiled Uighur groups deny the allegations.
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