China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
On October 19, Pakistan’s Chief Economist at the Ministry of Planning Dr. Nadeem Javaid presented a talk, hosted by the Julis-Ravinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance, about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) initiative. CPEC constitutes a $50 billion investment by China in order to expand trade and commerce between itself and Pakistan, and is an extension of China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative. CPEC officially commenced in 2015, and construction projects are currently underway in Pakistan in order to link its port cities to inland China.
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