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D&C Nov. 2016: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) (2017)

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a huge and ambitious infrastructure project. If it works out well, it could jumpstart Pakistan’s economy.

The CPEC’s guiding idea is to link China’s western regions to the Arabian Sea. The plan is to build an up-to-date commercial port in Gwadar and modernise road, rail and other infrastructure projects from there to the Chinese border in Pakistan’s northeast. The approach is quite comprehensive and includes power stations, airport facilities, a metro line in Karachi and even primary schools.