US press Pakistan to cut ties with China

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By Interaction Desk

Pro-USA
intellectuals are writing articles against Pakistan China relations saying that
high cost of its alliance with China. Due to the poverty in its long-term,
strategic planning, Islamabad’s conception that the Sino-Pakistani alliance is
key to Pakistani security introduces dependence on Beijing and creates the
avenue for Beijing’s exploitation and manipulation of it with the result that
Pakistan finds itself less secure and alone in the world.

They argue
that Pakistan should reverse course. The alliance with China ultimately serves
China’s ambitions above Pakistan’s. Islamabad should extricate itself from its
alliance with China, and improve its position by aligning with other,
democratic states. The rise of China has had profound impact on Pakistan’s
strategic calculations.

A more
powerful and outwardly amicable China causes a natural reaction in Pakistan to
align itself more closely with China in order to balance against India, its
long-term adversary. Pakistan’s leadership believes that an alliance with China
will somehow replace the long-term Pakistani dependence on the United States in
mediating its relations with India. They also think that this relationship will
help improve Pakistan’s poor economic situation.

To the
contrary, according to Indo-American columnists and so called researcher claim
that Pakistan’s strategic choice to ally with China is a profound mistake.
Before it gets drawn even closer to China, Pakistan should rethink its
strategic choices. The alliance with China is a strategic blunder because China
is a poor alliance partner. Islamabad should note that China has tended to
treat its allies as subordinates instead of partners in shaping its
geostrategic ambitions.

Indeed,
Beijing has not been subservient to any state since the Sino-Soviet split by
the late 1950s. China’s steadfast allies are Cambodia, Iran, Myanmar, and North
Korea hardly an august group. Beijing’s relationship with Moscow underscores
the authoritarian character of its alliance relationships. China’s behavior as
an alliance partner is often boorish, exploitative, and Machiavellian.

 Further according to them, China’s economic
assistance to Pakistan has come with very high costs. It has vowed to invest up
to $60 billion in Pakistan as part of the CPEC but most of this investment will
be extended in the form of loanswith a high interest rate of up to 7 percent.
Sooner rather than later, Pakistan will find itself unable to service these
very costly debts held by China.

According
to such American intellectuals, “Allowing China a military presence in Pakistan
is harmful for the country for many reasons. 
Pakistan will take a hit to its sovereignty, and the Pakistani military
and civilian leadership will have little-to-no say in determining how China
decides to use that facility. But Pakistan is not giving any base to China and
keeping Chinese Military in Pakistan. We have bad experience with USA.

On the
other hand, Pakistan’s relations with the United States have apparently
improved as Trump himself confirmed in recent visit of India. The American are
emphasizing to Pakistan at all levels that Instead of serving Pakistan itself,
the country’s alliance with China paradoxically serves India’s interests. For
India, a lonely and isolated Pakistan in tight embrace with China is the best
possible option.

This
relationship makes Pakistan more isolated in the international community. In
the event of a clash between India and Pakistan, New Delhi will call upon
Washington’s assistance as it has done in the past. Equally, India would be
likely to tout Pakistan’s support from an authoritarian China. On the other
hand, Pakistan will lose that potential avenue of conflict resolution and path
to pressure India.

Alignment
with China only ensures opposition to Pakistani interests in Washington. That
situation is welcomed in both New Delhi and Beijing because China desires some
degree of tension between India and Pakistan as this increases its leverage in
Islamabad. Such arguments have impact on Pakistan’s policy. In fact, China and
Pakistan relations are contrary to American intellectuals and American Administration’s
judgment.

They are on
self-respect and on the basis of mutual interest.  American would like to break such relations
and make India leader of the region which is not acceptable to Pakistan.
American pressure to cut ties with China at its peak when it uses the tool of
FATF putting Pakistan in Grey list continuously and keeping Pakistan under the
clutches of IMF.

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