Published: Tue, October 08, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

China says it supports Pakistan in safeguarding its independent sovereignty

China says it supports Pakistan in safeguarding its independent sovereignty

Imran Khan will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday on a two-day go to to China, Pakistan's all-weather ally, throughout which he would meet the nation's high management, together with President Xi Jinping, and focus on problems with regional and bilateral significance.

Khan is now on an official visit to China where he addressed the Council for Promotion of International Trade.

Reacting to the write-up, the government official said the report carried "baseless self-created theory with respect to the premier's meetings with the leaders of Turkey and Malaysia in New York". Why did Indian media not do its primary job - of presenting "both sides" of the story?

Neither did Geng announce or confirm Xi's India visit at today's press conference. "We have been advancing our cooperation and properly managing our differences". The two sides should jointly create a favourable atmosphere and environment for high-level exchanges.

Bakhtyar said Pakistan would start formal negotiations on additional projects, including a major overland LNG terminal, 7,000-megawatt Bunji hydropower project, Pakistan Steel Mills, oil refineries as well as joint ventures in businesses and science and technology, for agreements, the Dawn newspaper reported.

Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan said that anyone from AJK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) trying to cross the LoC to help those in Kashmir would be playing into the narrative of India. "China, at the moment, is dealing with a number of domestic and global issues, so it can not exclusively focus on Kashmir", Basu told DW, referring to Beijing's woes in Hong Kong and Taiwan, as well as its ongoing trade conflict with the United States.

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She appealed to property developers and landlords to offer relief to retailers whose businesses had been hit. Many restaurants and malls closed early over what was typically a very busy holiday period.

"China's position on Kashmir issue is clear and consistent. This is in line with interest of both countries and common aspiration of the world", he said.

Kashmir has been in a curfew-like state since August 5, when the Centre revoked its special constitutional status, detained political leaders, and imposed a communications blockade. A closed-door meeting of the UNSC on Kashmir where China maintained the same stand ended without any outcome or statement, in a snub to Beijing and Islamabad.

Gen Bajwa, it added, apprised the Chinese military leadership about consequences of the ongoing situation in the disputed region if it's not amicably resolved for which "India needs to respect United Nations resolutions and ensure the human rights of Kashmiris". Observers say it is significant shift ahead of Xi's visit to India for his 2nd informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Khan's visit comes just days before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering watchdog, is due to decide whether Pakistan's efforts to clamp down on terror financing are sufficient for it to avoid being put on a "blacklist".

Previous India skipper Sourav Ganguly had also labelled Imran Khan's speech at the UNGA as "garbage", declaring that this is not the cricketer the entire world realized of.

In a related significant development, Pakistan's Army Chief, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, who is also visiting Beijing met Commander Army General Han Weiguo, People's Liberation Army (PLA) and General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) at the PLA's headquarters.

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