China

What Pakistan can Learn from China

What Pakistan can Learn from China

By Jahanzaib Naeem, Journalism Student at International Islamic University, Islamabad
Location Pakistan Pakistan

It seems like the time has come for Pakistan, keeping the insurgency in Balochistan in view, to learn a lesson from China. China’s western regions, due to being situated at a long distance from coast, were very backward and underdeveloped. They were almost deprived of many resources. This underdevelopment, backwardness and sense of deprivation caused the emergence of a rebellion revolution among the people of the western regions of China. Several revolutionary groups and anti-government […]

December 25, 2014 · 1 comment · Business, China, Economics, Pakistan
The Chinese and American presidents in Beijing. Credit: Reuters

Managing Emissions from the Middle Kingdom to the Midwest: The China-U.S. Climate Deal

By Jeremy Luedi, Writer and Analyst
Location Canada Canada

In China the concern among Chinese officials is due to the fact that efforts to reduce emissions slow down GDP growth. An important step in countering global climate change was reached this week as China and the United States agreed to cooperate on reducing emissions. Beijing and Washington are the two largest polluters, which magnifies the importance of the aforementioned deal. Previous efforts to cut emissions have been stymied by alternating Chinese or American intransigence, […]

November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · China, Environment
What President Ghani’s Visit to China Means

What President Ghani’s Visit to China Means

By Moheb Arsalan J, Afghan Analyst
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

Seeking a closer alliance with China could help Afghanistan improve its economy and enhance relations with Pakistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has planned to visit China on an official state visit starting on October 28. After being elected as the new President of Afghanistan, Ghani’s trip is coming at a crucial time when the US-led coalition is set to end its combat mission in Afghanistan. This scenario provides an opportunity for a new phase of […]

October 29, 2014 · 0 comments · Afghanistan, Business, China, Economics
China at a Crossroads in Gilgit-Baltistan

China at a Crossroads in Gilgit-Baltistan

By Senge Sering, President of Institute for Gilgit Baltistan Studies
Location United States United States

Conflicts between Chinese firms and locals of Gilgit-Baltistan are not new. With large outcry in Pakistan against recent Palestinian killings, one wonders at the nation’s pronounced silence on the continued Uighur genocide in China’s restive Xinjiang Province. This absence of protest by Pakistan on Muslim oppression in China is not without reason. China is Pakistan’s major defense and trade ally. China has major investments in much of the country including the UN-declared disputed region of […]

September 25, 2014 · 2 comments · Business, China, Economics
Tiananmen 25: More than a Symbolic Legacy

Tiananmen 25: More than a Symbolic Legacy

By Mary Lawlor, Founder and Executive Director of Front Line Defenders
Location Ireland Ireland

It would be fitting that the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre be marked by a renewed international effort to provide greater support to Chinese human rights defenders. Twenty five years ago today, the leadership of the CCP demonstrated the extent to which it would go in order to face down any challenges to its power or legitimacy. Human rights defenders (HRDs) currently working in China are frequently seen as challenging the Party and as […]

June 6, 2014 · 0 comments · China, Politics
Will this New Route Improve Pakistan and China’s Economy?

Will this New Route Improve Pakistan and China’s Economy?

By Tayyab Baloch, Multimedia Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Experts, government officials and locals have high hopes for a new Pakistan-China Economic Corridor to bring prosperity and security to the region. Gilgit-Baltistan/Islamabad — A 40-year old local trader Muhammad Ali Rocky was extremely tired but he still had to cover a long distance in a boat towards his hometown through the artificially formed Attabad Lake carrying China-made electronic goods, some 144 km from Gilgit, capital of Gilgit-Baltistan. On his way back to his homeland Gilgit, […]

June 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Business, China, Economics, Pakistan
What You Should Know About the Russian-Chinese Energy Deal

What You Should Know About the Russian-Chinese Energy Deal

By Binoy Kampmark, Lecturer at RMIT University, Melbourne
Location Australia Australia

The Russian-Chinese energy deal concluded on May 21 has been treated as an ominous development for various powerhouses of the West. Over the course of 30 years, the $400 billion deal will involve piping natural gas from Russia’s Far East to China. Students of the energy markets are thrilled and troubled in equal measure, seeing links in the deal venturing as far as Ukraine’s crisis, and the broader implications of global supply and consumption. There […]

June 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Business, China, Economics, Russia