Analysis of Chinese Economic and National Security Interests in China- Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) under the Framework of One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative

Saif Ur Rahman, Zhao Shurong
2017 Arts and Social Scienses Journal  
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a lead project of "One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative" formally announced in April 2015. The multibillion US Dollar project of CPEC offers much needed avenues of economic growth and political stability for Pakistan and the region at large. Much is known about the promises which the project offers to Pakistan, however, very little academic discussion is found on the aspects that what benefits China will accrue being the financer of the project.
more » ... of the project. Therefore, this paper is an attempt to analyze Chinese economic and geo-strategic objectives from the CPEC, carrying out discussions under the broader framework of OBOR Initiative. The study uses qualitative methods of investigations to find out some of the very important Chinese ambitions from the Belts and Roads Initiative. The project is the practical manifestation of the Chinese vision of "Peaceful Rise" and regional integration which is expected to usher a win-win situation for the partnering countries. The paper concludes that if the perceived objectives are attained, it will prove to be a "game changer" for the region and World at large, marking a new era of World Development led by China.
doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000284 fatcat:wowezg4hsna23dty5wx6htzi6y