The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one of the six major corridors envisioned by China’s One Belt One Road Initiative. The project aims to facilitate the construction of various transport and energy infrastructure projects linking the Chinese and Pakistani economies via Kashgar in the north (on the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’), and the China-financed Arabian Sea port of Gwadar in the south (on the ‘Maritime Silk Road’).

Here’s a general overview of what CPEC entails: