DR AHMAD RASHID MALIK

  • TA summit is possible with the US President Donald Trump and North Korea on denuclearisation. The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks quite frustrated over the lukewarm response of the United States as he did not receive any positive response from the United States over the question of ...

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  • TPeace on the Korean Peninsula is vital for development and all kinds of business of the state. However, it looks like the harbingers of peace in the region are not quite efficient. Any mismatch and delay could lead to strange adventures. Therefore, peace should be given a serious thought and all ...

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  • TImproving ties between China and Japan are in the interest of both countries. Behind deep mistrust, the relations need a new jerk to be motivated. These biggest economies - second and the third largest - need to cooperate rather than to compete in a horrible manner. They must look for a good ...

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  • TThe Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the great project of this century and the project has entered into its fifth anniversary. Many things have been happening and the project has the capacity to further include a large number of people. The idea floated by the Chinese President Xi Jinping in ...

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  • TThe basic purpose of Ri Yonh-ho visit to Beijing was to seek Beijing’s advice on resolving nuclear issues with Washington. He arrived in Beijing on 6 November on a four-day visit. He will discuss North Korea summit with the United States and the visit of North Korea by China’s leaders. ...

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  • TTensions between the U.S. and China escalated on the final day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)  summit, forcing the 21 members to wrap up without a joint declaration for the first time since meetings began in 1993. It is a huge failure and a big loss yet the organisation ...

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  • TPrime Minister Imran Khan has visited China from the 2nd to the 5th November. Pakistan wants to avoid any package from the Western sources because the Western sources have doubts about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and many issues related to the package. Khan has been warming up ties ...

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  • TThe U.S China trade war would not be benefiting the former. For the United States, price has been heavier. China has the “martial art” to take of this war. Unfortunately, the unhappy state of trade war between the United States and China goes on. The United States imposed a tariff of ...

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  • TThe U.S. China trade war would not be benefiting the former. For the United States, price has been heavier. China has the “martial art” to take of this war. Unfortunately, the unhappy state of trade war between the United States and China goes on. The United States imposed a tariff of ...

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  • TPakistan and China have flourishing ties and these ties have been moving towards the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to achieve mutual prosperity. Partnership is the cornerstone of their friendship. With these expanding postures, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi took a three day-long visit ...

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  • TMahathir Mohamad, 93, is a shrewd politician and he knows of the art of dealing with many complicated tasks. It is quite difficult to defeat him especially among inter-State relations. He remained in power during 1981-2003 and change Malaysia incredibly. He can be hardly defeated. He has the habit ...

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  • TIrritation continues between China and Japan and there is a multi-billion question of ending it once and for all. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual donation to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on 15 August as Japan marked the anniversary of its surrender in World War II, but he is unlikely to visit ...

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  • TInstitutional work on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been getting slow due to a variety of reasons. Most of these reasons lie within Pakistan and not in China as such. The first is that Pakistan has been going through an election period, which is coming to the end when the new ...

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  • TA significant and unexpected political change has taken place in Pakistan on 25 July. This time, it was Tehreek-e-Insaaf, which won the general elections to a great extent. Its success was phenomenal and attractive. For China, South Asia has been emerging as an important component of its policy and ...

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  • TIt is absolutely confirmed that the “Indo-Pacific” has raised concerns in China and Russia - the emerging power in the region. The “Indo-Pacific” is designed to compete with China and also with Russia. This term “Indo-Pacific” has been used to narrow down China ...

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  • TNorth Korea and China are much closer than before. The role of China is yet central on the issue of North Korean missile programs and denuclearisation. The real geo-politics favours both countries. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a two day visit to China on 19-20 June. The visit opens up new ...

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  • TThe summit between the United States and North Korea was held in Singapore on 12 June, making a big deal between the two countries for the first time in many years. Denuclearization seems to be on the top side of the agenda by making the summit “historic”. Someone has been expecting ...

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  • TThe China-Japan relationship is considered the most pivotal relations in world politics with considerable level of divergence and mounting tension in the Asia-Pacific. For China, for all purposes, Japan is the most developed nation on its border. Not a competition but a cooperation is needed. ...

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  • TIndia has not shown any major concerns about the North Korean nuclear issue. There has been no vital or weak nuclear links between India and North Korea. So it is interesting to note the Singh’s visit to North Korea at this point in time - right before North Korea’s moot with the United ...

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  • TAgainst widely held perception about the possible China-Pakistan economic cooperation versus the Japan-India cooperation, not confrontation but convergence is on the way to transform the views among these nations to extend economic relationship in promoting prosperity and reducing poverty in Asia. ...

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  • TThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the flagship project of the global Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is transforming the foundation of the economy of Pakistan on modern patterns by building Gwadar Port facilities, roads infrastructure throughout the country, and constructing new Special ...

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  • TThe dawn of the 2018 would be a turning point in de-icing the strained relations between China and Japan. The ice is melted and ties are back on the track. The improvement would raise Sino-Japanese relationship to a new stage of cooperation and mutual trust.The year marks the 40th anniversary of ...

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  • TThe Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) resumed political talks on 9 January and again on 15 January along the demilitarised zone after communications between them were exhausted in February 2016. These talks were a major breakthrough after two ...

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  • TSerious propaganda has been launched against the financing mechanism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that the debt related to CPEC would inject additional burden on Pakistan’s finances in the years to come. These concerns are expressed by the non-government elements. The ...

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  • TJapanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will undertake a visit to Pakistan on 3-4 January. As no Japanese foreign minister visited Pakistan after 2009, this will be considered a crucial move toward forging a strong diplomatic posture between the two countries. Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada visited ...

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  • TThe China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has entered into the second phase of the Long-Term Plan (LTP) after the successful completion of the Early Harvest Program (EHP). Some of the EHP projects will be completed next year. The EHP was launched in 2015 and an amazing progress was achieved ...

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  • TThe tale of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is only 31 months old and the miracle is unveiled. The project is moving in full swing and the year 2017 could be termed as the “CPEC’s Take Off” stage. CPEC attained its “energy galore” by now with several coal, ...

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  • TA promise is fulfilled. The country is brightened and a miracle is in the shining. An energy revolution may spark soon that would wholly transform Pakistan’s economy on modern lines. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a real game-changer that has translated our dream of energy ...

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  • TU.S. President Donald Trump strongly characterized the “Indo-Pacific” in his recent tour of five Asia-Pacific countries that was concluded on 14 November. For the United States, “Indo-Pacific” is its new engagement in the “post-pivot era. After the United States, Japan ...

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  • TCPEC is a grand leap forward by Pakistan’s trusted friend, China, to transform the economy of Pakistan. The package of US$ 46 billion has been increased to now over US$ 63 billion as new projects are keep on including in this mega project ever since the package was drawn on 20 April 2015 when ...

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