China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Worries Some In India

In this photograph taken on Oct. 4, 2017, Pakistani laborers walk through Gwadar port. Remote and impoverished, Pakistan's Gwadar port at first glance seems an unlikely crown jewel in a multi-billion dollar development project with China, aimed at constructing a 21st century Silk Road. (Amelie Herenstein/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
In this photograph taken on Oct. 4, 2017, Pakistani laborers walk through Gwadar port. Remote and impoverished, Pakistan's Gwadar port at first glance seems an unlikely crown jewel in a multi-billion dollar development project with China, aimed at constructing a 21st century Silk Road. (Amelie Herenstein/AFP/Getty Images)

China has pledged to spend tens of billions of dollars developing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a key part of its global "Belt and Road" initiative. So far that has included investments in dams, power plants, ports and motorways.

China's warming relations with Pakistan have worried some in India, which objects to its neighbors' plans to route their new economic corridor through the disputed territory of Kashmir.

As our series on China's "Belt and Road" continues, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Haroon Rashid (@TheHaroonRashid), Islamabad bureau chief for the BBC.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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