Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pakistan strengthening ties with China

Pakistan is solidifying its alliance with China with the latter pledging to help Islamabad with debt payments and economic development.

With rival India completing a nuclear deal with the United States, Pakistan has turned to its old ally to big two plants of its own -- the Chasma-3 and Chasma-4 reactors that will generate 680 MW of electricity.

BBC News

Making a defence pact with China - 38 minutes ago
President Asif Ali Zardari’s official visit to China at its end ran short of a most strategic need of the time, a defence pact with China and desirably immediately followed by joint militmanoeuvrings.
Beijing assures Pakistan of support for debt payments Financial Times
UPDATE 1-Pakistan trumpets intensified ties with China Reuters

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Need for a new era of strategic ties with China
Pakistan Dawn, Pakistan - Oct 14, 2008
But Pakistan may need to do more than just ask for help and talk about the history of the Pakistan-China friendship. It may have to demonstrate through its ...
Pakistan seeks cash amid financial crunch and costly insurgency The Canadian Press
In Scramble for Cash, Pakistan Turns to China's Deep Reserves Washington Post