Violent protests could derail India’s regional connectivity plans for years—a pause that India can’t afford.
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) traverses some of the world’s most dangerous terrain. Terrorist attacks have declined in Pakistan, but insecurity remains a major risk for ambitious projects.
Islamabad will double the number of guards protecting Chinese workers on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor from 15,000 to 30,000, Nikkei reports.
India and China want stronger economic ties, Amy Kazmin reports in today’s Financial Times, but infrastructure investment in Kashmir remains a point of contention.