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Friday, December 29

Afghanistan is willing to join CPEC says China.

TNPSC Current Affairs - December 2017 by TNPSC Guru

China said that Afghanistan is willing to join its China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which is not against India and also warned  that CPEC project should not disturbed by any third country.

China has reiterating that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an economic cooperation and connectivity project, it will not target any third party and doesn’t involve any territorial disputes.

Earlier in May 2017 India has boycotted the China’s Belt and Road initiative, objecting to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor which lay through disputed territory.

About CPEC:
  • The China Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC) is a framework of infrastructure project with worth of $46 billion.
  • The CPEC will connect China’s Xinjiang province with Gwadar Port in Balochistan , Pakistan.
  • The aim of CPEC to deepen the economic ties between both China and Pakistan.
  • India’s concern is, CPEC passing through Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir  which challenges Indian sovereignty,. 

About Belt and Road initiative(BRI)
  • China’s Belt and Road initiative(BRI) is to review the Ancient silk road which connects Asian continent with Africa and European continent. It is previously known as One belt and One Road Initiative.
  • The project was announced by China’s then president Xi Jinping in 2013.
  • The aim of the project is to connect Asian countries with Africa and Europe for Greater trade.

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