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BOOK REVIEW: 'THE CHINA-PAKISTAN AXIS: ASIA'S NEW GEOPOLITICS'


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Andrew Small. The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Pages: xxx+288. Hardback price: $34.80.ISBN: 978-0-19-025757-6.

Andrew Small, a transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the US, is an expert on Chinese foreign and economic issues. Small has served in Beijing, Brussels, London and Washington. He has also s...

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The 'new' Silk Road


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The Silk Road has been a major force in defining trade in the Asian region, since its inception two thousand years ago by the Chinese Han dynasty. Directing traders towards potential markets, the Silk Road has continued to create opportunities for luxury Asian goods in far off regions. In recent years, limited trade prospects elsewhere have reignited interest in the age-old Silk Road – at...

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Silk Road Fund


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  1. What is the Silk Road Fund?
  2. It is an infrastructure fund aimed at improving connectivity across Asia, China being one of its leading contributors. The fund was established in November last year, with a focus on infrastructure construction, exploration of natural resources, industrial cooperation and finance. It will target the region that is home to 60% of t...

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Research and Development International (RDI)


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Research and Development International (RDI) is a joint think-tank envisioned and established by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), and the China Institute for Reforms and Development (CIRD).

Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Chairman Pakistan-China Institute and Madam Zhao Baige, Vice Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National...

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Gwadar: From Slumber to Strategic Hub


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From an obscure fishing village on the coast of the Arabian Sea to a key lynchpin in the New Great Game, Gwadar has emerged from centuries of slumber as a playground for competing international interests. The Pakistanideep-sea port is located on the country’s southwestern border in the province of Balochistan and is ideally positioned to become an important regional commercial hub.

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The Karakoram Highway: A Friendship Channel


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The “Friendship Highway” which connects Pakistan and China through the Khunjerab Pass is a modern feat of construction that defies conventional engineering wisdom. Cutting through the rugged mountain ranges of the Himalayas, the Karakorams and the Pamirs, carving its way into terrain which is susceptible to landslides and rock fall, it took over two decades to complete and witnessed...

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