Sabena Siddiqi

Sabena Siddiqi

Sabena Siddiqi is a foreign affairs journalist with a special focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor and South Asia. 

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Eye on Asia | Himalayan pink salt was never a source of Pakistani pride. Then it became ‘made in India’

Pink salt has become a matter of sovereignty in Pakistan, after the public discovered that India had been re-exporting it. Pakistan must come up with a new strategy for processing, marketing and reclaiming the salt.

26 Nov 2019 - 1:55AM

Pink salt has become a matter of sovereignty in Pakistan, after the public discovered that India had been re-exporting it. Pakistan must come up with a new strategy for processing, marketing and reclaiming the salt.

Himalayan pink salt was never a source of Pakistani pride. Then it became ‘made in India’
Macroscope | China’s growing demand for clean energy and natural gas sparks contest in the Middle East

First Qatar, and now Saudi Arabia, are competing to dominate China’s fast-growing natural gas market, already the third largest in the world, as Beijing encourages the switch from coal to cleaner, greener energy.

29 May 2019 - 10:36PM

First Qatar, and now Saudi Arabia, are competing to dominate China’s fast-growing natural gas market, already the third largest in the world, as Beijing encourages the switch from coal to cleaner, greener energy.

China’s growing demand for clean energy and natural gas sparks contest in the Middle East
Opinion | The Middle East pivot to China and neighbouring markets is a win-win situation
  • China’s search for cleaner energy means it will require more oil and gas, becoming the consumer of choice for hydro-carbons produced in the Middle East
3 Mar 2019 - 9:57PM
  • China’s search for cleaner energy means it will require more oil and gas, becoming the consumer of choice for hydro-carbons produced in the Middle East
The Middle East pivot to China and neighbouring markets is a win-win situation
How Bollywood is giving Hollywood a run for its money in China

Hollywood films seem to have lost their lustre in China, with domestic releases and films from India fuelling box-office revenue.

8 May 2018 - 7:25PM

Hollywood films seem to have lost their lustre in China, with domestic releases and films from India fuelling box-office revenue.

How Bollywood is giving Hollywood a run for its money in China