Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC): Opportunities, Threats and Challenges

Muhammad Ishaq, Ruan Jian Ping, Bilal Ahmed


The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is the centerpiece of China Pakistan relations.  Between the two, it is a full package of economic cooperation and geo-strategic partnership which will transform Pakistan into a transportation hub via Gawader port and link China with Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Along with hopes and interests CPEC has also become the victim of the political tensions and controversies. However, on the local level, this mega project faces certain challenges with respect to the impacts, route feasibility, implementation and Indian concerns in the region. Therefore, this research paper intends to highlight first, OBOR ‘’One Belt One road” CPEC features, diplomatic, military and economic relations between the two neighbors, Opportunities threats and challenges and regional politics afterwards.

Keywords: Pak-China relations, Energy, Economic Corridor, Gawader Port, terrorism, Threats and Challenges.

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