Despite Tensions, China-Pakistan Ties Remain Indispensable

Kugelman, Michael
August 2011
World Politics Review (19446284);8/18/2011, p2
The article explains why China's relations with Pakistan remain indispensable despite the tensions. It details several events that caused tension between the two countries, including the terrorist attack in Kashgar, China, the plight of Pakistan-based Chinese nationals, and China's decision to support the U.S. and India against Pakistani policies. It discusses Pakistan's need for powerful allies, and cites China's geopolitical reasons for keeping relations with Pakistan.


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