Beijing

Pakistan and the ‘alliance maze’

The emerging Beijing-Islamabad strategic alliance is part of a crosscutting web of relationships along the northern coast of the Arabian Sea, whose complexity is enhanced by Chinese inroads into the Pakistani economy.

| Sep 01, 2006

The ‘Forward Policy’ and Southasia

Beijing hopes to penetrate the Southasian market, while at the same time use the opening to keep quiet its restive outlying provinces.

| Sep 01, 2006

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