The Future of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
Dr Farzana Shaikh, Associate Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Jue Wang, Lecturer of Chinese Economy and International Political Economy, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
Established in 2013, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a major development initiative intended to expand and fast-track Pakistan’s energy and transport infrastructure using a number of measures including China’s economic support. However, after Beijing halted its funding for three road projects amidst allegations of corruption and issues over financing rules, what does the future of the project now look like?
Our panellists will discuss the progress of the CPEC and the shape of its immediate and long term future. What sparked China’s decision to halt part of its funding? And could this be an indication of a changing relationship between the two countries?
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