September 11: The Washington Post report by Gerry Shih states that it’s the mega-project at the heart of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s foreign-policy showpiece. It’s the jobs-creating lifeline that would help keep Pakistan’s economy from sliding into the abyss. It’s the $62 billion symbol of China and Pakistan’s commitment to a long-standing alliance that’s been described by past leaders as “higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the oceans, sweeter than honey.”
The Washington Post: Pakistan has second thoughts on Chinese investment. It probably won’t be the last country to get cold feet
New Delhi Times: China to Fund Installation of Modern Facilities at Pakistan-Afghan Border Crossings
February 13 – New Delhi Times states that China plans to fund and install modern reception centers, drinking water and cold storage facilities at main entry points on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Chinese project aims to better serve the daily movement of tens of thousands of people as well as trade convoys, and will help ease tensions between the two countries, officials said.