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Pakistan insurgent attacks on China project seen to persist

Despite high risks to CPEC, Beijing will not back down on investments, experts say

A Paramilitary soldier takes position beside a wall during an attack on the Chinese consulate, where blasts and shots were heard, in Karachi, Pakistan on Nov. 23, 2018.   © Reuters

KARACHI -- An armed attack by Pakistan's Baloch insurgents at the Pearl Continental Hotel near strategic Gwadar port indicates that Chinese interests in Balochistan will continue to be targeted.

On Saturday evening, four militants stormed the Pearl Continental, a heavily guarded luxury hotel about 1 1/2 km from Gwadar port. Foreign investors and businessmen, including Chinese, frequently stay at the hotel.

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