A road sign reading “First Pakistani Branch in China” in Gwadar, Balochistan. Photo: Bloomberg

Baloch versus Beijing: how Chinese investment in Pakistan has energised a violent separatist movement

  • CPEC is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and would link the western province of Xinjiang with the Pakistani port of Gwadar
  • The problem is that Balochistan, the province through which much of CPEC runs, is riven by Islamist, sectarian, and separatist insurgencies
Topic |   Pakistan

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A road sign reading “First Pakistani Branch in China” in Gwadar, Balochistan. Photo: Bloomberg
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