Mon, May 16, 2011 - Page 5 News List

ANALYSIS: Sino-Pakistani ties likely to intensify


Andrew Small, an expert on China-Pakistan relations at the German Marshall Fund of the US, agreed.

The Chinese “get what they want out of the relationship already — having Pakistan to provide balance in the region to try to keep India tied down in South Asia rather than becoming a broader Asian or global power,” Small said. “They’re not going to want to be in a position where they end up with Pakistan on their plate to deal with.”

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