The Heat: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The Heat

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaks at the inauguration of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor port in Gwadar, Pakistan (REUTERS/Caren Firouz)

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is described as the single biggest comprehensive project between any two countries. China is investing some $50 billion in Pakistan to create highways, railways, power plants and industrial parks. All the investment is expected to improve Pakistan’s economy and promote connectivity in South Asia with China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

A Pakistani Naval personnel stands guard beside a ship carrying containers during the opening of a the China Pakistan Economic Corridor at Gwadar port (AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI)

To discuss the outlook for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor:

  • Haiyun Ma, assistant professor at Frostburg State University
  • Ume Farwa, research fellow with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad
  • Song Zhang, chief correspondent with Shanghai Wen Hui Daily in Washington, D.C.
  • Andrew Small a senior transatlantic fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund and  author of “The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia’s New Geopolitics”

The Heat: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Pt 1

The Heat: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Pt 1

From connecting China's western region with Pakistan's port of Gwadar, to energy and transportation projects, The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is expected to be a game changer. Tonight's panel has a full look at the new economic connections between Pakistan and China, with Haiyun Ma, assistant professor at Frostburg State University, Ume Farwa, research fellow with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Song Zhang, chief correspondent with Shanghai Wen Hui Daily in Washington, D.C.and Andrew Small a senior transatlantic fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund and author of "The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics"
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The Heat: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Pt 2

The Heat: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Pt 2

Tonight's panel has a full look at the new economic connections between Pakistan and China, with Haiyun Ma, assistant professor at Frostburg State University, Ume Farwa, research fellow with the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad, Song Zhang, chief correspondent with Shanghai Wen Hui Daily in Washington, D.C.and Andrew Small a senior transatlantic fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund and author of "The China-Pakistan Axis: Asia's New Geopolitics"
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