China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Prospects and Challenges for Regional IntegrationAkber Ali*
School of Journalism & Communication, Shanghai University, China
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- Akber Ali
School of Journalism & Communication
Shanghai University, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 27, 2016; Accepted date: July 14, 2016; Published date: July 20, 2016
Citation: Ali A (2016) China Pakistan Economic Corridor: Prospects and Challenges for Regional Integration. Arts Social Sci J 7:204. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000204
Copyright: ©2016 Ali A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
As a flagship of China’s One Belt One Road initiative, China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is pivotal to China’s energy security owing to the growing row in the region of South China Sea among China and other regional and global players. The CPEC could bring economic avenues to Pakistan and can foster regional and cross regional economic and trade integration between South Asia, Central Asia, East Asia and West Asia. However, it is also surrounded by some serious challenges ranging from regional security environment, internal instability to political discontent among various political actors in the Pakistani polity.