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China to join Pakistan-hosted meeting on Afghanistan, skips India’s parallel conference | Source: Global Times

A Chinese representative will attend the Pakistan-hosted meeting on Afghanistan, along with representatives from the US and Russia, and Chinese analysts believe that the four countries which could play a comprehensive role in addressing the plight of Afghanistan are likely to discuss the urgent needs and next step for Afghan Taliban in forming an inclusive government and cracking down on terrorism. China’s decision to join the meeting came a day after Beijing said it was unable to attend a India-hosted meeting on Afghanistan due of “scheduling reasons”. Chinese analysts said India is using the meeting to show its influence in regional affairs and strike a blow to Pakistan.

Source: Global Times


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China delivers largest, most advanced warship to Pakistan | Source: People´s Daily

China delivered to Pakistan the largest and most advanced warship China has ever exported, in a move that highlights the friendship between the two countries and will contribute to the two countries’ all-weather strategic cooperative partnership.

Source: People´s Daily


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China turns down participation in Afghan moot hosted by India | Source: Business Recorder

China will not attend the regional security dialogue on Afghanistan to be hosted by India, a development that comes after Pakistan had also turned down New Delhi’s invitation, saying that “a spoiler cannot become a peacemaker” in Afghanistan.. The Indian government is refraining from clubbing the two refusals, but, citing its sources, said that China’s response may be due to Pakistan.

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Chinese investors growing frustrated with Pakistan’s CPEC delays | Source: Greek City Times

Although the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is meant to be a cornerstone of Beijing’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, it is facing significant delays as the Pakistan government is unable to resolve impending matters. This threatens to make Chinese investors unwilling to pour billions more into Pakistan’s struggling economy. According to local media, most of the orders passed in an August Pak-China Steering Committee were not implemented.

Source: Greek City Times


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China, Pakistan enhance coordination on Afghan issues, while India struggles to take stake | Source: Global Times

China and Pakistan are enhancing coordination on Afghan issues as two important neighbors of Afghanistan, which has triggered India’s anxiety. India has been unwilling to make a U-turn in its policies after a prolonged hostility toward the Afghan Taliban.  China and Pakistan hope the Taliban-led government will fulfill pledges of cracking down on terrorism and embark on reconstruction.

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China opposes any force using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains, Chinese FM says | Source: Global Times

Rescue workers and onlookers gather around a wreck after a bus plunged into a ravine following a bomb explosion, which killed 12 people including 9 Chinese workers, in Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on July 14, 2021.

China and Pakistan will keep strengthening security cooperation mechanisms to ensure the safety of Chinese projects, citizens and institutions in Pakistan and China firmly opposes any force using terrorism to seek geopolitical gains, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said after Pakistan announced Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies are apparently involved in the Dasu terrorist attack that killed nine Chinese nationals on July 14.

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With Pakistani help, Turkey reaches out to Taliban as they capture more territory | Source: The Arab Weekly

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) speaks with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan during a signing agreements ceremony in Islamabad, February 14, 2020.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he could meet with the leader of the insurgent Taliban group in an attempt to “help secure peace” in Afghanistan and position Turkey as a reliable NATO ally as militants make new advances. Taliban fighters have captured more than a quarter of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals in less than a week.

Source: The Arab Weekly


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U.S. finds Pakistan useful only to clean up mess in Afghanistan | Source: CGTN

Stranded people gather to seek information from security forces about opening the border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan which was closed by authorities a few days ago, in Chaman, Pakistan, August 11, 2021.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan accused the United States of seeing his country as useful only in the context of the “mess” it is leaving behind in Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting. Washington has been pressing Pakistan to use its influence over the Taliban to broker an elusive peace deal as negotiations between the insurgents and Afghan government have stalled, and violence in Afghanistan has escalated sharply.

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US asks Pakistan to eliminate Taliban safe havens along Afghan-Pak border | Source: Hindustan Times

Taliban fighters stand guard in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan.

The US sent a strong message to Pakistan’s leadership asking them to take steps for eliminating Taliban terrorists’ safe havens along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Afghanistan continues to allege that Islamabad is aiding Taliban terrorists and is also sending thousands of terrorists to the country to destabilise the government.

Source: Hindustan Times


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To appease China, Pakistan appoints new Belt & Road chief | Source: Times of India

Pakistan has replaced the chief of Belt and Road projects in an attempt to lure China as the appointed energy expert is close to Beijing. The CPEC multi-billion-dollar economic cooperation had not been able to complete the projects over the last three years and to maintain the impetus that delivered a series of power plants and other infrastructure projects in the first phase of the CPEC implementation.

Source: Times of India


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