China's funding for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor down 56%

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China's funding to Pakistan for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) declined by about 56% in the first half of 2022.


  • Other countries such as Russia, Egypt and Sri Lanka saw a 100% drop of BRI engagement compared to 2021.
  • The project is running from Gwadar port in Pakistan to Kashgar city in Xinjiang, China.

  • The project is not running as per the initial promise due to lack of transparency, debt problem, poor management and corruption.

  • The project is facing local opposition and frequent attacks on the project and its personnel in Pakistan and other security challenges.

  • Apart from this, the deteriorating economic condition of Pakistan is also affecting the project.

  • According to reports, China has recently asked for its military presence in Pakistan to safeguard and look after the project.

  • China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) project, on the other hand, is also facing global criticism for its inadequate transparency of loans.

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) :

  • It is a project connecting China's northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Gwadar Port in Pakistan's western province of Balochistan.

  • The length of this project is 3,000 km.

  • It is a bilateral project between Pakistan and China. 

  • It aims to promote connectivity across Pakistan through a network of energy, industrial and other infrastructure development projects, highways, railways and pipelines.

  • It is a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

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