While the three countries involved in the rail project have announced it will be revived this year, it must still overcome infrastructural hurdles before it can kick-start important rail routes under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
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.
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 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
Hollywood films seem to have lost their lustre in China, with domestic releases and films from India fuelling box-office revenue.