Strategic Meaning of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

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Abstract

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a well-thought out and well-crafted concept and project to unleash the process of meaningful cooperation between the two neighbouring countries, and for the benefit of China and West Central and South Asia. Based on the notion of win-win situation, the strategic meaning of Pakistan-China economic corridor needs to be defined and examined from four perspectives: historical, economic, cultural, and geo-political. Hence, the very concept of a corridor, which has been a cause of enormous development in different parts of the world, will take off in Pakistan with the building of a network of roads, highways, railways and power generation plants all the way from Khunjerab, the border of Pakistan and China, to the Pakistani port of Gwadar.

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