Published On: Fri, Jan 5th, 2018

Trump’s Pressure On Pakistan May Benefit China: Observer

The pressure on Pakistan by United States in terms of less aid this year may bring the country closer to China, reveals a report.

Trump's Pressure On Pakistan May Benefit China- Observer

Starting this year a tweet from US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of providing safe havens to terror groups

Official media report published in the Global Times adds the move of Trump may boost ties between Pakistan and China, which has already stepped up investments in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Quoting to another report published in Washington Times, it mentions China is in talks with the Islamic country to come up with another overseas military base to push greater maritime capabilities in the region.

It is learned the second such facility may be built at Jiwani, which is a port closer to Iran’s Chabahar in the Gulf of Oman. It is also close to Gwadar in Balochistan province.

Gwadar too is being built by China and the plan would help the country to gain entry into the warm waters of the Arabian Sea, which is just opposite to the Mumbai coast.

Meanwhile, yuan has been acceptable by several companies in Pakistan and the official move to allow the currency, as lately announced, is not a dramatic policy change, says observers.

“This is more of a political statement in response to pressure from the US, telling the US that Pakistan has a great relationship with China and that Pakistan would become even closer with China,” continues observer.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade. He can be contacted at knowledgeherald@gmail.com

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