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China terms Financial Times piece distorted and misquoted!

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ISLAMABAD: Chinese embassy here has rejected an article published in Financial Times, saying it was based on distorted and misquoted information. 

In a written reaction the Chinese diplomatic mission here held that the article ignored CPEC or traditional partnership of Pakistan and China. 

Embassy statement further held that it was a firm consensus between China and Pakistan that the CPEC was a mutually beneficial project and both the governments would carry it forward according to the needs and development of Pakistan.

A relevant piece published earlier: 

Pakistani leadership has conveyed to Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a national priority for the government, Foreign Office Monday said in a press statement. “Pakistan remains committed to the successful implementation of CPEC,” the Foreign Office statement said on the completion of Chinese minister’s visit to Pakistan. Wang Yi paid an official visit to Pakistan from September 7-9. The statement said there was complete consensus on the future trajectory of CPEC between Pakistan and China.  “The two sides agreed to work together towards implementation of the ongoing projects and agreed to expand CPEC to new areas of cooperation including socio-economic development, poverty alleviation, anti-corruption, agricultural cooperation and industrial development as per the needs and priorities of the government of Pakistan,” it added. The two sides had an in-depth exchange of views on all issues of mutual interest. The visit provided an opportunity to the two sides to reaffirm their “all-weather strategic cooperative partnership”. During his visit, Wang Yi held delegation-level talks with foreign minister followed by a joint press conference. He also called on the President, the Prime Minister, Speaker National Assembly and the Chief of Army Staff. He conveyed the message of goodwill and support from the Chinese leadership for the new government of Pakistan.  From the substantive point of view, it helped in further strengthening the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries. State Councillor Wang Yi was a special guest at the oath-taking ceremony of President of Pakistan and was the first foreign dignitary to call on him after his inauguration on the same day. The visit had a special significance as it came right after the installation of the new government and on the day of the oath-taking ceremony of the new President. (Published on 10th September 2018) 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.