Anxiety lingers in India over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – China politics and current affairs news from May 5, 2017


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The Times of India has published an article titled “Contradictory views on Kashmir emerging from China,” which says, “There are signs one section of the Chinese elite wants to persuade India to join China’s Belt and Road plan while another section wants to play the bully.” The article also cites various views from China on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a transport and infrastructure project to connect China’s far west with Pakistan’s ports, which runs right through parts of the disputed region of Kashmir that are administered by Pakistan but claimed by India.

We noted the rising anxiety in India over CEPC, China, and its coziness with Pakistan in January. Those tensions aren’t going away.