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Chinese seek 'Silk Road' riches in Pakistan but face security threats

The new arrivals face dangers, creating a headache for Pakistani security officials

Reuters  |  Lahore 

Zhang Yang, a businessman from Chongqing in southwest China, is searching online forums for fellow stout-hearted entrepreneurs willing to cast aside security concerns and join him on a scouting mission to Pakistan. Zhang, 48, is one of a growing number of Chinese pioneers sensing an opportunity across the Himalayas in Pakistan, where Beijing has pledged to spend $57 billion on infrastructure projects as part of its “Belt and Road” initiative. Numbering in the thousands, this second wave of Chinese arrivals are following in the wake of workers on Belt and Road ...

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First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 11:10 IST
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