Issue 3: South Asia and the PLA, Restriction on Chinese Researchers, Taiwan Strait Transit, and more
Updated: Apr 3, 2022
The Big Story
The Big Story: South Asia and PLA
A China Daily editorial on May 13th called for joint action by South Asian countries to deal with rising terrorism threats in the region. The article comes at the back of a terrorist attack on a five star hotel, Zaver Pearl Continental near the port city of Gwadar, Pakistan. The responsibility of the attack was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army. Pearl Continental is the only five-star hotel in Gwadar, which is one of the centre pieces of the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The Balochi militants oppose Chinese investments and the presence of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops in Pakistan to protect these investments.