Akbar Notezai is a journalist from Pakistan. Among other topics, he writes about China-related topics in the region. He has been writing about Chinese development and investment, security issues confronting Chinese nationals and projects, and China’s relationships with its neighboring countries in the region. Since its announcement in 2015, Notezai has regularly written about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor’s multibillion-dollar projects in Pakistan. He has also visited China multiple times as a journalist.

Notezai has written for Dawn, The China Project, Foreign Policy, and The Diplomat, among publications. Notezai wrote regularly for The China Project until its recent closure. He writes book reviews on various topics in Dawn, one of Pakistan’s most respected newspapers. Notezai has traveled extensively and interviewed Chinese officials and diplomats for his reporting.

Last Updated: February 28, 2024



“There Is No CPEC in Gwadar, Except Security Check Posts”

Akbar Notezai
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one of the major spokes of Beijing’s multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an ambitious attempt to remake global trade and transport infrastructure. CPEC’s terminus is Gwadar, a port...