0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
895 $
8 DAYS LEFT UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER

China and Pakistan’s Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Support SouthFront

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

The Munich Security Conference looked into another potential hotbed of instability: Central Asia.

And specifically, Pakistan and India and their contention of Kashmir, and China’s influence attempts in the region.

“China’s growing role in the region adds another layer of complexity. With one of the main corridors of its Belt and Road Initiative running through Pakistani-administered Kashmir, Beijing has a strong stake in regional stability. Despite Chinese support for Pakistan on Kashmir, Beijing might thus exercise a moderating influence on its close economic partner. On the other hand, the China- Pakistan Economic Corridor stokes Chinese tensions with India. Meanwhile, the United States has sought closer relations with India, perceiving New Delhi as a crucial partner for efforts to counterbalance China. However, with substantial progress on closer US-Indian strategic alignment still lacking, the extent to which India can manifest its status as a regional – let alone global – ordering power will depend not least on the handling of its own territorial conflicts.”

Below is a map showing various China-Pakistan infrastructure projects, under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, which shows that some of them need to pass through the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir.

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

The projects are all part of a 2017-2030 plan for a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The CPEC is a growth axis and a development belt featuring complementary advantages, collaboration, mutual benefits and common prosperity. With the comprehensive transportation corridor and industrial cooperation between China and Pakistan as the main axis, and with concrete economic and trade cooperation, and people-to-people exchange and cultural communications as the engine, CPEC is based on major collaborative projects for infrastructure construction, industrial development and livelihood improvement, aimed at socio economic development, prosperity and security in regions along it.

The CPEC covers China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and the whole territory of Pakistan. In order to reflect the level, scope and layout of the construction and development of the Corridor, its coverage is divided into the core zone and the radiation zone.

The node cities that the corridor passes through include Kashgar, Atushi, Tumshuq, Shule, Shufu, Akto, Tashkurgan Tajik, Gilgit, Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, Islamabad, Lahore, Multan, Quetta, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Karachi and Gwadar.

The CPEC’s core zone and the radiation zone, presents the spatial layout of “one belt, three axes and several passages”. By “one belt” we mean the belt area composed of the core zone of the CPEC, including Kashgar, Tumshuq city, and Atushi city and Akto county in Kizilsu Kirghiz autonomous prefecture of Xinjiang, China, as well as Islamabad, parts of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan. The “three axes” refer to three horizontal axes connecting Lahore and Peshawar, Sukkur and Quetta, and Karachi and Gwadar. The “several passages” refer to several railways and highway trunk lines from Islamabad to Karachi and Gwadar.

The CPEC is divided into the following five functional zones from north to south: Xinjiang foreign economic zone, northern border trade logistics and business corridor & ecological reserve, eastern and central plain economic zone, western logistics corridor business zone, and southern coastal logistics business zone. Most of the node cities, transportation corridors and industrial clusters are concentrated in them.

Between 2012 and 2017, trade between China and Pakistan has had an annual growth of 18.8% on average, and it shows no signs of slowing down [pdf].

A list of the projects can also be seen on the website, and they are also presented in the tables below:

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

China and Pakistan's Massive Belt and Road Initiative Projects

Click to see full-size image

All of the projects above are by way of Chinese investment, with the exclusion of the Western Route projects, which fall under the Public Sector Development Program.

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Assad must stay

I dont understand how this can happen when china and india are at odds and india and pakistan at odds. I mean I want it to happen but they need to all be friendly with each other and on the same page first

Zionism = EVIL

Both India and Pakistan are shitholes and really have no access to the old and new Silk Road. India has stiffed Iran on numerous occasions and skill owes over $6 billion for unpaid oil bills and kissing Americunt arse and supporting the illegal sanctions. Pakistan is a Wahhabi terror base against Iran and has a full scale insurgency going on in Paki occupied Baluchistan where Zionists, Americunts, MEK criminals and CIA are involved. China’s best bet is to take over the dragging Chah Bahar project, which Indian arseholes will never finish or have the money and in any case they take orders from the Jews. Pakistan is dead broke and its Forex reserves are so low that it can’t feed itself after four weeks. That is why when China gets over the corona-virus bio-warfare it needs to re-evaluate its policies on the port of Gwader and towards Pakistan in general, it is a lost cause of 205 million dirt poor failed state and ranks lower than Africa on every human development indicator.

Brother Ma

Pakistan vs Africa in general? Right?

Ronald

It is difficult to get on the same page with Wahhabi Pakistan, unless your willing to “submit” to Saudi Arabia. KSA pumped billions into Pakistani madras turned that nation’s military into the Wahhabi Central Intel Network. KSA then gave them the contract for the ‘kingdoms’ Intel. All government funds go to the military, they are just milking China. China knows, but understands that a little help goes a long way into lifting the common people, then positive things can happen.
India has also faced a 70 year stand off against Pakistan’s military attempts to invade and claim Kashmir, after killing off all the Sikhs and Hindus.
India has a ‘socialist’ mindset and has been friendly to Russia, but do not take orders from anyone, certainly not “the Jews” as Zionism=Evil claims.

Brother Ma

How will China and Pakistan protect all these major infrastructure projects from terrorist attack whether foreign or native?

goingbrokes

Native terrorists are easily controlled, CIA funded terrorists are more troublesome.

6
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x