Key highlights from the CPEC bill on its way to become law

The National Assembly on Monday passed a bill for the establishment of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority, which will plan and coordinate the smooth implementation of the $62 billion connectivity project. What is in the bill? As per the bill, the CPEC Authority will now report directly to the prime minister. The Authority can […]

Chinese Smartphone brand Vivo to establish manufacturing facility in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The leading global smartphone brand Vivo has decided to establish a smartphone manufacturing facility in Pakistan. In a statement on Wednesday, the Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar said that for the establishment of the smartphone manufacturing facility, the land has been purchased. Hammad Azhar said that initially, the deployment of the […]

How to Apply for CPEC Internship Program

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chairman CPEC Authority Lt General (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has announced to offer an opportunity to the youth to join a three-month CPEC Internship Program. The program is aimed at providing opportunities to Pakistan’s talented youth to help them develop skills and experience that would allow Pakistan to grow and prosper in […]

Iron, Steel giants mull over challenges, opportunities amid pandemic

By Bilal Sabri July 27, 2020 BEIJING – The 11th China Iron and Steel Development Forum contemplated upon the new challenges and opportunities being faced by the iron and steel industry under the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme of the session was “insisting on supply-side structural reforms and strengthening the construction of the iron and steel […]

New COVID-19 Test Regulations for Passengers Travelling to China

Notice on Regulations of Boarding with Negative Nucleic Acid Test Certificate for COVID-19 for Passengers Traveling from Pakistan to China 2020/07/27 According to the joint announcement of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the General Administration of Customs of China and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China dated 20 July 2020 , the regulations […]

SCO : Pakistan and India to hold first ever joint military drills

India and Pakistan will take part in a joint military exercise for the first time, courtesy the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The exercise, which is aimed at countering terrorism and will be conducted in Ural region of Russia, may act as a confidence-building measure or CBM between India and Pakistan. Member states of the SCO will participate in the joint military drill — ‘Peace Mission […]

China Pakistan Air Forces hold joint training exercises

On September 7, 2017 Pakistani and Chinese Air Forces started joint training sessions. These exercises were aimed to prepare both the Air Forces for combat readiness and to guard the national security. China dispatched the J-11 fighter, JH-7 fighter-bombers, KJ-200 AWACS aircraft  and ground forces including the surface to air and radar troops. Pakistan sent […]

With Sharif Disqualification, What Happens to China’s Investments in Pakistan Now?

By Tom Hussain  Islamabad: China has been assured by Pakistan’s powerful military and politicians that its multibillion-dollar Belt and Road investments would not be disrupted by the landmark verdict on Friday that felled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, even though some of its investments could come under the widening corruption probe currently playing havoc with Pakistani politics. […]

Nawaz’s disqualification will not affect CPEC: China

Beijing: China affirmed its stance on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as its Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Lu Kang  said that Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification as prime minister would not affect the CPEC project. On the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict which disqualified Nawaz, Kang said that the ruling is Pakistan’s “internal affair” and would not affect […]