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AfPak File: What's Next For The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor?

On November 21, Ambassador Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, delivered an address at the Wilson Center on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that was strikingly sharp and direct in its criticism of a sensitive and high-stakes project for both Beijing and Islamabad.

Both capitals rejected the speech's criticism and reasserted their commitment to CPEC.

The Speech Heard Round the World

On November 21, Ambassador Alice Wells, the principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, delivered an address on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)—the most expensive and operationalized component of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—at the Wilson Center.

Elections in Hong Kong and What They Mean for Protests

In this episode of Need to Know, Robert Daly discusses the elections that took place in Hong Kong and the reality that they carry on the ground. Plus, how U.S. action on the situation could affect trade negotiations with China.

Closing the Loop on Wastewater in China and the United States

The webcast for this event will not be live. It will be recorded and posted on Wednesday morning. 

 

Trade Restrictions May Lead to Increased Competitiveness

Necessity is the mother of invention, or so the old adage goes. Plato’s words may resonate especially loudly in East Asia these days, as governments are pushed to do more with less. With punitive trade actions becoming an increasingly common tool political tool, countries in the region are stepping up efforts to become more resilient to such moves. What’s more, efforts to avoid tariffs and other trade restrictions may actually lead to increased competitiveness in the longer term.

A Conversation with Ambassador Alice Wells on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

How does China’s Belt and Road Initiative compare with U.S. models for sustainable economic growth in Pakistan? Ambassador Alice Wells, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, examined the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and its implications for Pakistan’s development.

Selected Quotes
 

Ambassador Alice Wells:

From Mao to Deng: China’s Changing Relations with the United States

To download this Working Paper, please click here.

CWIHP Working Paper 92

From Mao to Deng: China’s Changing Relations with the United States

Chen Jian
November 2019

 

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