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China proposes alternative routes for CPEC via J&K, Nepal

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by Som Thomas, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Som Thomas

    Som Thomas 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Envoy keen on a treaty of friendship and free trade

    China may consider alternative routes through Jammu and Kashmir to address India’s concerns regarding the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

    In an interaction with experts on Chinese affairs and students, Beijing’s envoy Luo Zhaohui suggested the alternative routes, and said he was keen on accomplishing a bilateral friendship and trade treaty during his stint in India.

    “We can change the name of CPEC [China Pakistan Economic Corridor]. Create an alternative corridor through Jammu and Kashmir, Nathu La pass or Nepal to deal with India’s concerns,” said the envoy in a speech at the Centre for Chinese and South-East Asian Studies in the School of Language, JNU, on Friday.

    The Ambassador made a detailed presentation of the expectations on both sides and said that while the Dalai Lama’s presence and activities remain an issue for China, Beijing recognised that India’s expectations on the CPEC and Masood Azhar were also issues that both sides need to be deal with.

    Dynamic situation

    Referring to the dynamic situation in the world, Ambassador Luo said, “There is widespread change in world affairs since the coming to power of President Donald Trump of the U.S.” and said that the recent visit of President Trump to Beijing has proved that China is a reliable partner.

    “President Trump sealed $250 billion worth of trade deals with China during his trip. Would that be possible if China was a threat,” he asked, arguing that China and India as growing economies must cooperate with each other.

    “One of my goals is to have a treaty of friendship and free trade with India,” he said, elaborating that both sides need to find more areas to collaborate like the Delhi smog. “Beijing also has smog and two sides can jointly deal with this issue,” he said

    It was the first time that the Chinese ambassador was meeting Indian scholars and China experts five days after India held the first official-level meeting on the quadrilateral grouping with Japan, U.S., and Australia but the envoy declined to answer The Hindu’s question on the issue. However, he indicated his approval when a faculty member of the centre said that the quadrilateral was not a serious grouping as it could not produce a joint statement following the first meeting.

    Untapped potential

    Ambassador Luo said China and India have untapped economic potential that needs to be explored and highlighted that there is a need for balanced trade between two sides. He also announced that China plans to hold major commemorative events next year to mark the 40th anniversary of China’s economic reforms where India is expected to feature prominently.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/intern...tes-for-cpec-via-jk-nepal/article20546919.ece

    In the end the Chinese sold Pakistan a LEMON(CPEC)!!!
     
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  2. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel REGISTERED

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    The Chinese OBOR would fail without Indian support simply because India has the potential to make an alternative OBOR.
     
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  3. Anish

    Anish Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Good opportunity to make toll revenue from China
     
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    _Anonymous_ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Jab dharti lage fatne , toh prasad lage batne !
     
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    Bloom 17 2nd Lieutant IDF NewBie

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    We should absolutely not get involved in OBOR, no matter what the cost.
     
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  6. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    oBor will fail even with Indian support. We’ll end up losing money if we touched it with a 100 foot rod.
     
  7. Zer0reZ

    Zer0reZ 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Any update on BCIM corridor?? Its a good project
     
  8. X_Killer

    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    India can join BRI/OBOR only if it will not hurt Indian regional sovereignty.
    As of now, CPEC (part of OBOR) is hurting Indian regional sovereignty in PoK, is the serious matter of concern. Either hands over of PoK to India or scrapping/alternative routing of CPEC will allow India to agree on BRI/OBOR.
    China may ask India to provide passage to link Pak & China through Indian region (under Indian control), this may lead to agreement of India on BRI/OBOR.

    All above mentioned options are not easy but all are feasible on ground.

    Your views ??:biggthumpup:
     
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    X_Killer Captain FULL MEMBER

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    And, here we go...

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/intern...tes-for-cpec-via-jk-nepal/article20546919.ece
     
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