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Belt and Road

Xinhua begins Pakistan language service to push Belt and Road

Islamabad hopes China's state news agency will improve image of projects

KARACHI -- China's state news agency Xinhua has launched Urdu service in Pakistan to promote cooperation with local media, ostensibly to counter criticism against the major projects under the Belt and Road Initiatives in the country, known as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and the dominant media market segment. 

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