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EURASIA:

TURKEY-IRAN-PAKISTAN:

  • Istanbul, Tehran and Islamabad in 2021. The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey. The ITI railroad will connect to China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region through Pakistan’s ML-1 railway line.

SOURCE: NIKKEI


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Asia Pacific

ASIA PACIFIC

  • CHINA: China condemns U.S decision to drop the al-Qaeda-affiliated East Turkestan Islamic Movement (an Islamic extremist organization founded by Uyghur jihadists in Western China) from its list of terrorist organizations, as the ETIM has been engaged in terrorist and violent activities seriously threatening the security and stability of China.

SOURCE: CGTN

 

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GTN-South Asia (Afghanistan)

SOUTH ASIA

  • AFGHANISTAN: China is concerned about terror groups like Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan. It will mean a “fundamentalist Islamist theocracy” in control over a strategic territory with China having limited controls over the developments. China´s primary concern regarding terrorism in Afghanistan is about the security of Xinjiang Province (which is home to the Uyghur Muslims), directly relevant for Beijing’s ‘March West’ strategy which includes the Belt and Road Initiative and related projects in Central Asian countries.

SOURCE: CENTRAL ASIA NEWS

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BRI-South Asia (Pakistan)

SOUTH ASIA

  • PAKISTAN: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP, a strong ally of al-Qaeda) recent reunification of various breakaway factions –Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Hizb ul-Ahrar, Hakeemullah Mehsud group and a faction of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi– will pose threats to projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in northwestern Pakistan, according to analysts. The TTP often target Chinese projects as retaliation for mistreatment of Uyghur Muslims by the Chinese government.

SOURCE: CENTRAL ASIA NEWS

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