reviewers for their helpful comments on the earlier draft of this article. 1 Richard W. Hu, “China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ Strategy: Opportunity or Challenge for India?,” China Report 53: 2 (2017): 108. doi: 10.1177/0009445517696619. 2 Shirin Lakhani, “The China-PakistanEconomicCorridor: Regional Effects
role along the ancient Silk Road and its natural geographic advantages. Sharing a border with Pakistan, Chinese companies are already actively building hydro, wind and solar projects in Pakistan under the framework of the so-called “China-PakistanEconomicCorridor” valued at us $45 billion ( Haugwitz
Afghanistan, as well as the spread of chaos and violence from its territory to neighboring countries and regions, could jeopardize obor and China’s existing investments. For example, construction of the China–Pakistaneconomiccorridor will cost China us $46 billion in the next 10–15 years.
, the ongoing China-PakistanEconomicCorridor and the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor are pronounced to be closely related to the Belt and Road Initiative.
16 Other institutions include Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ( apec ), Asia-Europe Meeting ( asem ), Asia Cooperation
’s chronic energy shortages, an issue critical to many Pakistanis (Shah 2015 ). The new pipeline also will connect Iran’s gas fields to Gwadar, the Chinese-built port in Western Pakistan, and serve as the first stage of the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor ( cpec )—a $46 billion 3218 km (2000 mile) economic
identifies corresponding deficits in Pakistan’s economy, and deploys a case study of the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor ( CPEC ) to do so. This leads to the realization that significant macroeconomic (1) efficiencies, and (2) synergies, are realized through the development of CPEC , and then through OBOR
the Strait of Malacca. 24 Energy supplies could instead be transported from the port of Gwadar directly to its inland Xinjiang province through the China–PakistanEconomicCorridor, helping to mitigate the ‘Malacca dilemma’. The Strait of Malacca is the strategic waterway that China relies upon to
incorporate and/or connect with multiple distinct transportation corridors such as the China-PakistanEconomicCorridor, the decades-old United Nations Economic and Social Commission Trans-Asia Railway that connects Kunming to Thailand, China-Bangkok-Laos and Kunming-Vietnam-Cambodia, the Mekong River
environmental implications. 7 From a geographical perspective, the Silk Road Economic Belt ( SREB ) is divided into six corridors: one of them, the ChinaPakistanEconomicCorridor ( CPEC ), runs from South-Western China to Pakistan. 8 Under CPEC , surface coal mines in the Thar region, and coal fired power