China rejects speculations about building military base in Pakistan

Anti-terrorism efforts cannot involve finger-pointing, China says after US criticised Pakistan

The students, enrolled in different fields of education, will serve as a bridge between two countries, he said during the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between a Chinese university and Pakistan's Foreign Service Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

China on Tuesday rejected speculations that it was planning to establish a military base in Balochistan's Gwadar district, Indian news outlet NDTV reported. The project would mark China's second foreign military base in the world, after a recent expansion in Africa. The US is seeking to work with other regional players and China would be one of the main ones to deal with this issue. China's increased investments in Pakistan, combined with President Donald Trump's recent decision to cut all funding to the country, is driving Pakistan into Beijing's arms, experts warned.

Gwadar is strategically located in the Arabian Sea and some 70 km away from Iran's Chabahar port being developed by India.

"Trump will soon find that his ability to unilaterally exert pressure to promote US policy and security overseas is severely limited, as Pakistan has increasingly relied upon China for economic and military assistance", Akins added.

The Trump administration last week suspended almost US$ 2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan for its failure to take decisive action against terror groups like the Taliban and the Haqqani Network.

"This does little to promote USA interests and security and may actively hurt them, as we have lost a key ally in the region", Akins told Newsweek.

Panthers offensive coordinator, QB coach relieved of their duties
Just before noon, the Carolina Panthers tweeted that Shula and Dorsey were released from the team. That evolution never happened as the Panthers struggled to establish an identity this season".

Kandivali murder: Two arrested in connection with Shiv Sena leader's killing
A senior police officer told mid-day that the accused were identified after an autorickshaw driver came forward with some doubts. The police officials reached the spot and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead before admission.

Last Chance for Christmas Tree Recycling
Be sure to remove all stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments before putting the tree out for collection. Last year, the city said 10,779 trees, weighing more than 115 tonnes were collected for recycling.

With the Trump administration determined to eliminate terror safe havens in Pakistan, the USA is hoping that China will play a helpful role in convincing its close ally that it is in its national interest to crackdown on these sanctuaries, a senior White House official has said.

"But, China shares some of the concerns of the United States about the terrorism problem".

Pakistan ambassador Masood Khalid and President of China Foreign Affairs University Qin Yaqing signed the MoU on behalf of their countries.

Under the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Beijing is developing Gwadar port, the last point of the economic route that begins from Chinese city Kashgar. The construction of a base would require local residents be displaced to make room for a security zone.

China previous year opened its first military overseas base at Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.

Related News:

  • Starbucks Debuts a New Blonde Espresso Today

    Starbucks Debuts a New Blonde Espresso Today

    This "gateway" espresso will be a permanent fixture on Starbucks' menu for the same price as Starbucks' Signature espresso shot. For the first time in 43 years... a second espresso.

    Discovery announces it's moving its national headquarters to Knoxville

    The company says the move will be to take advantage of the proximity to business, investment and production partners in NY . Discovery will maintain government relations and other functions that need to operate in the nation's capital.
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos now the richest person in history

    Amazon's Jeff Bezos now the richest person in history

    Microsoft ( MSFT ) founder Bill Gates officially got the memo on Monday that he is no longer the richest person in the world. However, CNN notes how Gates accumulated a fortune of $100 billion back in 1999 due to inflating shares in the Internet.
  • CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates

    CES 2018: Alexa AR Glasses Features Stock Prices, Weather Updates

    So for those who do not have an account yet but are already planning to purchase the smart glasses, there is still time. Travers said his company hopes to ship the AR glasses sometime during the second quarter of 2018 for around $1,000.
    Watch BMW break a drifting record thanks to car-to-car refueling

    Watch BMW break a drifting record thanks to car-to-car refueling

    Schwartz's sustained drift measured an impressive 232.5 miles, or 143 miles more than the previous record set in 2014. You see, BMW, via its North American arm, claimed the record back in 2013 with the previous-gen BMW M5.
    Overwatch League Skins Release Date

    Overwatch League Skins Release Date

    As you can tell, there are already three global teams from across the world in this first season, but that's just the beginning. Expect to be watching all of the games on Twitch this season! Twitch has signed a 2-year Partnership with Overwatch League .
  • Man pleads not guilty to killing his wife

    Man pleads not guilty to killing his wife

    The couple had lived in Adams for several years before moving to North Adams, where they were living on Veazie Street. Steele-Knudslien is charged with first-degree murder and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf in court.
    US President Donald Trump would welcome Oprah Winfrey's 2020 bid

    US President Donald Trump would welcome Oprah Winfrey's 2020 bid

    It was reported that Myers' similar jokes in 2011 pushed President Donald Trump to take his chances in the Oval Office. Ivanka Trump tweeted "Just saw Oprah's empowering and inspiring speech at last night's Golden Globes ".
    Mostly cloudy and cool Tuesday in New Orleans: Jan. 9 forecast

    Mostly cloudy and cool Tuesday in New Orleans: Jan. 9 forecast

    THURSDAY: The warming trend continues for Thursday , with a high temperature of 64 degrees, and the chance for a few rain showers. The low temperature will average 46 degrees with a almost 60 percent chance of rain on Thursday and Friday nights.
  • Kendall's response to those who mocked her acne at the Golden Globes

    Kendall's response to those who mocked her acne at the Golden Globes

    Jenner has previously opened up about her battle with acne and how it affected her self esteem. Kendall chose to not let the negative attention about her skin get her down, though.
    Netanyahu's son is under fire over 'strip club' tape

    Netanyahu's son is under fire over 'strip club' tape

    He stressed that it was a "late night conversation, under the influence of alcohol", and that his words "do not represent who I am, the values I was raised on".
    Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks Try to Impersonate Each Other's Classic Roles

    Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks Try to Impersonate Each Other's Classic Roles

    She even provided props (think Woody's brown hat and a puffy bouffant wig for Thatcher, which Hanks later asked if he could keep). We're hard-pressed to decide what seems more wonderful: that video, or Streep appearing on " Jimmy Kimmel Live! ".


Most liked

2 militants, civilian killed in J&K gunfight
When security forces were zeroing in on the target, militants hiding in the area opened a heavy volume of fire. Train services were also suspended on the Srinagar-Banihal track later in the day.

Fox Studios collaborates with Ajay Devgn Ffilms for Total Dhamaal
Anil Kapoor is now busy working on Fanne Khan alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and he will also be seen in Salman Khan's Race 3. The movie will be bankrolled by Ajay Devgn's home banner Ajay Devgn FF Films and Fox Star Hindi.

Tributes Pour In For Ex-Raider Kato Ottio, Dead At 23
He was rushed to PIH after collapsing while on a road run with members of the SP PNG Hunters on Sunday afternoon. Remarkably Ottio had been a fine volleyball prospect until switching to rugby league just two years ago.

Brooklyn Assemblywoman Indicted on Fraud Charges
Her lawyer, Joel Cohen, declined to comment prior to her arraignment, which was expected to occur within hours. When the not-for-profit got the discretionary funding, she rerouted the funds-$11,400-for her personal use.

Radiohead deny suing Lana Del Rey over Creep
While Radiohead has yet to comment on the rumours, Rey took to Twitter on the same day to confirm that the rumours were true. She claimed that the band was in the process of suing her and that the lawsuit would likely end up in court.

Wi-Fi routers with 6Gbps speeds are now a reality
These performance enhancements are coming just in time to answer new demands in the smart and connected home. Any household with lots of devices connected to a central router would benefit from 802.11ax, as well.

Kodak Announces ICO and KODAKCoin; Stock Jumps Over 100%
KODAKOne will also constantly crawl the Web in search of copyright infringements to protect the work of registered photographers. A new attack called CoffeeMiner can exploit public Wi-Fi services to secretly mine cryptocurrencies.

Lenovo's Mirage Solo is the world's first Google-powered standalone VR headset
Lenovo today announced the Mirage Solo , the first standalone headset compatible with Google's Daydream virtual reality platform. They're also much more of a pain to orchestrate, as you need to figure out where to put yourself in the frame.

Federal prosecutors could stunt growth of Arkansas medical marijuana industry
He did not specify if he would prosecute marijuana businesses or those who consume the drug, MassLive.com reported. Voters in MA legalized marijuana for adult use in 2016 and retail sales are to start this summer.

Anti-Donald Trump protests are planned for College Football Playoff title game
If Trump thought that he was just going to pull up in Atlanta in peace, then he had another thing coming. This was the scene as Trump arrived at the stadium.

Dimon Backpedals on Bitcoin
It is noteworthy how the outspoken CEO repeated his positive stance on the technology backing bitcoin, the so-called blockchain. Bitcoin's value is up more than six per cent from last month and more than 1,565 per cent over the last twelve months.

Democrats want Senate to release Trump dossier firm's testimony
The dossier compiled by ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele remains an area of intense scrutiny in Congress. Fusion GPS worked for the law firm hired by Prevezon .

Trump to attend WEF gathering in Davos
Davos was once held up by the Trump campaign as an example of what was wrong with Hillary Clinton's Democratic party. This year's event will put Trump in the same room as numerous global elites he attacked during his 2016 campaign.

Allegiant Air to offer nonstop flights from Sarasota
It will operate year-round to Sarasota from both Indianapolis and Pittsburgh on 11 April, and from Cincinnati on 13 April. The route was announced in addition to several other routes Allegiant began offering at McGhee Tyson that year.

After Fires, Thousands Evacuate In Southern Calif. Over Risk Of Mudslides
Burn area are more susceptible to flooding because rain bounces off the barren surface instead of being absorbed into the soil. The rain is of greatest concern in areas burned in the massive Thomas Fire, where officials said mudslides are possible.